Best foot forward
12 December 2012
Schuh has installed the Matadoor Range of Hi-Speed Roller Doors from Union Industries at its Livingston warehouse. Leeds-based Union Industries has worked alongside the fashion footwear retailer previously to provide
Leeds-based Union Industries has worked alongside the fashion footwear retailer previously to provide draft and energy reduction solutions for the distribution area of the warehouse.
The latest Bulldoor is the third installed at Schuh and is another external door in the warehouse, where traffic movement in and out is very high, and so a significant amount of heat loss was incurred due to the existing security door being open for much of the time.
The speed at which the Bulldoor opens and closes, approximately 1.6m per second, helps combat the problem of heat loss. The door is open for the minimum amount of time possible before closing automatically, meaning the warm air inside is kept in, and the cold air outside kept out, which makes the warehouse a more comfortable environment for staff and reduces energy bills.
Another problem Schuh had was ingress of dust and dirt into the warehouse and factory, as the external doors were generally open for long periods. This is now greatly reduced due to the limited amount of time that the Bulldoors are open, helping to protect stock.