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Future Assured for World Leading Loading Systems Businesses

7 April 2017
The future of the Joloda International loading systems businesses have been secured through a private ‘Buy-In Management Buy-Out’ (BIMBO) deal, which sees the arrival of a new, investing CEO, supported by two of the group’s existing directors. Majority share owning Executive Chairman, Wojtek Kordel, who led the original acquisition of the company from the York Trailer Group in 1982, steps aside into a non-executive director role, to lend continuity and shareholder representation on the new board. Commercial details of the sale are not disclosed.

Joloda International Limited now comprises the original core business, based in Garston, Liverpool; the Hydraroll division based in Gaerwen, Anglesey; a mainland European operation, Joloda BV, based in Venray in the Netherlands; Joloda LLC, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; and Joloda South America, based in São Paulo, Brazil. The current structure of the Joloda International group testifies to its growth and success, from its modest beginnings in Toxteth, Liverpool in 1962 to today, as an UK-based specialist engineering company turning over in excess of £10million and exporting directly and through a network of agents to more than 20 countries.

Wojtek Kordel says, “Joloda International is a remarkable success story – and I have been developing a succession strategy for the business for some time. At the core of this strategy has remained my personal determination to keep the primary engineering skills and jobs here in the UK, securing the future of our incredibly loyal workforce, both in Liverpool and in Anglesey. In addition, I wanted to ensure absolute continuity and stability for our subsidiary businesses and the network of agents around the world with whom we have worked over many years.

“I set a range of objectives for the business some twenty five years ago and we have managed to achieve and exceed those aims – but I have to recognise that the time is right to introduce new working owners to Joloda, to take the business forward and to the next level. Our management team, our employees and our agents should share our confidence in the buy-out framework which we have agreed and which underpins and secures their futures and the direction of the business”, says Wojtek Kordel.

The new investing Chief Executive Officer is Michele Dematteis, a Merseyside entrepreneur and business leader with a significant track record for developing and growing leading SME manufacturing companies. In his previous role, he was responsible for transforming a market leader in the manufacture and servicing of conveyor systems from its previously modest position to being a 2014 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Company.

Dematteis is joined by Alec McAndrew, Joloda International’s current Operations Director, who brings a wide experience of design, engineering, manufacturing and essential support functions to the new board. Wouter Satijn, currently International Sales Director for all the group companies completes the new buy-out board. He was previously General Manager of Joloda’s Netherlands-based subsidiary, Joloda BV.

Incoming CEO Michele Dematteis says, “I am delighted with the outcome of these buy-in, buy-out negotiations and I look forward to working with my new investing team colleagues to build on Joloda’s success story, further develop its products and its markets – and take our business toward the future”.

Global Leadership in Niche Markets
The original and now famous Joloda skate and track system, for the manual assisted movement of loads within vehicles, was developed in 1962. The system then won the prestigious Design Award in 1977. After a brief period within the ownership of a large trailer manufacturer, the company was bought out in 1982 by its then senior management, led by Wojtek Kordel. In subsequent years the base product was developed further, with hydraulic and modular systems being added later. Joloda loading systems have become the default equipment of choice for applications including palletised unit loads within trailers, the movement of paper reels for the newspaper industry, the assembly and one-shot loading of ISO containers and weapons handling systems for military users.

Following the acquisition of the Hydraroll business in 2003, the company strengthened its presence in the automated loading systems sector, notably in airfreight handling. The formation of Joloda BV, originally as a joint venture with the Satijn family, enabled the company to set up an assembly operation for customised loading solutions closer to the primary markets of mainland Europe and the creation of Joloda LLC in the US has enabled the company to grow exponentially in the American markets. The company’s expertise in logistics and engineering has earned it a unique leadership position within the specialist niche global markets it serves, with over 500,000 loading systems having been supplied worldwide. Across its range of products, it delivers up to 500 systems per month to a customer base which includes many of the world’s leading brands, manufacturers and carriers.

Graham Smith UK Ltd

Graham Smith UK Ltd is a company based in Wiltshire who for the past 30 years have supported the telecommunications industry. A part of their business involves logistical support of the mobile sector rollout with delivery and collections of new generation data cabinets, designed to provide superfast 4 & 5G connectivity, to locations all across the UK, any of the locations are situated in remote and and off-road areas. This presented a problem for the company as once at the designated location, these heavy cabinets needed to be off loaded on to specialist 4x4 vehicles or lifted into the operational locations, this presented a challenge

The Sales Director Mark Bird, approached us for a solution to load and offload these cabinets, where key criteria included ease of operation and above all, safety to move the control boxes with ease, in and out of their van.

The obvious solution was our Vanloda system which is the rise and fall rollerbed fitted in the van and operated by a small compressor which is powered by the vehicle cigarette lighter port meaning this system can be used anywhere!

Our standard vanloda enables pallets/stillages and tote boxes etc. to be moved with ease from inside the van to the door end so they can be offloaded manually or by forktruck.

Graham Smith UK needed the additional function of rolling the cabinets beyond the back doors of the vehicle in order that they could be lifted off using a HIAB or similar device, they

So for this we designed and manufactured a hinged roller bed tail gate with live rollers to connect to our Vanloda system. This addition to the standard Vanloda system has been supplied complete with adjustable legs and inbuilt spirit level to and ensure the bed is always level. When not required and whilst in transit the platform is neatly stored in the vertical position with support struts being manually lowered by the driver for use.

This vanloda option, in conjunction with our new roller platform has reduced the possibility of damage to the cabinets and indeed the vehicle. It has helped to speed up the loading and unloading process, but above all provides a safe solution for Graham Smith UK’s delivery drivers and customers.

Transcare - Road Transport Engineering

Transcare

Joloda are pleased to announce that Transcare Road Transport engineering have been appointed as a new service agent for the Hydraroll products Pneumatic Rollertrack, Trailerloda and Power Cargo Roller Systems.

Transcare are located in Ilkeston Derbyshire and have been servicing the Hydraroll systems for over 10 years now for the East Midlands airport region and also the nearby counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and West Midlands. They look after the fleets for DHL, Rolls Royce… for both roadside and airside transport.

For any spares or service requirement in these areas please contact – Chris Derbyshire on 01159 300 357

Joloda World Conference 2016

Joloda recently held their World Conference which occurs every 2 years and bring all the Joloda agents from around the world to meet and discuss all the new product developments and share ideas and case studies from their countries.

This conference is held in Germany over 2 days to tie in with the IAA truck show which is the world’s largest and most important truck show for the industry so the Joloda delegates all visit this show straight after.

Joloda currently have a network of 28 agents in as faraway places such as Australia and Brazil and overall had 32 delegates travel all this way for the event.

At the conference we reviewed everything new in the last 2 years, company financial information and investment and showed our new product developments.

We showed our new Vanloda for the movement of Totes, aluminium skates which is a lighter version of our current model and our upgraded ratchet skates.

We also have some agents give us presentations on case studies they have sold Joloda equipment for which is always interesting to help other agents get ideas of markets they can get into in their area.

We held smaller worskhsops where agents can discuss commercial and technical details of the products with the Joloda experts and also let the agents have time together to share ideas and advice.

The main objective is to inspire and motivate these agents to become more confident and successful seeking our products.

Following the conference was the first day of the IAA show where we had a stand showing 4 of our loading systems, manual skates, automatic riser plate, trailerloda and vanloda showing typical loads.

We gathered nearly 150 sales leads which is a record number so the show was very successful for us and we will be busy over the coming months with the follow up….

September 2016: Joloda Hydraroll exhibiting at the IAA Exhibition,
Hanover, Germany

20th-27th September

Joloda International Ltd are in Hall 25 Stand C25 at this year’s IAA Exhibition in Hanover in September. This exhibition is a must in the exhibition calendar of Joloda because of the range of visitors worldwide who visit this show from many different industries.

For those in Newsprint reel trucking, we will be showing the Joloda Ratchet skate, designed for the heavier reels and can lift up to 4 tonnes with ease. The skate will be demonstrated on the stand and customers can also trial it themselves! The Joloda Skate and Track system is the most popular truck loading system for newsprint reels for helping trucking companies to work within European Health and Safety guidelines.

Another new product development on display, is the just in time shuttle vehicle loading riserplate trailerskate system which is now becoming the preferred system for automatic loading, recently installed in the snacks, brewery and FMCG industries.

For the aircargo rollerbed market, we will be displaying our new low height rollertrack MK24 for those users where volume is important, with the new safety feature of the “auto-down control box”

We will be demonstrating our rollerbed system with powered rollers which is our automatic loading system for the aircargo industry.

We will also have our Trailerloda self-assembly portable rollertrack system for those transporters or hire companies who do not wish to permanently fit a rollerbed system to their trailer or rigid body. The system can be transferred from one trailer to another.

The system consists of 5 lanes of Hydraroll MK21 twin roller track fitted into easy manageable lightweight aluminium modules. The modules are fitted with lifting eyes for simply mounting onto the trailer floor. The total system can be installed within 4 hours.


For further information please contact:

Karen Mc Bride
Joloda International
51 Speke Road
Garston
Liverpool
L19 2NY

Tel – 0044 (0) 151 427 8954
Fax – 0044 (0) 151 427 1393

Container Loading Training Session

Container Loading Training Session

Joloda have a large network of agents around the world, stretching from Australia to Brazil to Russia and many more. They sell our equipment for us in their countries and are ultimately responsible for looking after their customers with our help but with different time zones and our engineers all based in UK this can cause delays, so we decided to hold a training session to give them the skills to look after our products for repairs and maintenance.

This training now enables them to handle any issues on the container loading equipment instead of having to keep calling on our engineers and also gives them greater confidence in selling it. Our agents sell the concepts of our loading equipment but when they receive the equipment from us in a box, they are then responsible for setting it up and commissioning it for their customer so it is vital that they are competent in the operation of it.

The container loading system consists of the MDS lifting legs which raise and lower the container to the ground for loading. The agents were shown how to assemble the equipment, attach the legs to the container with the forktruck, operate the system to lift and tilt the container. This now means we don’t need to fly our guys around the world for the commissioning; they can take care of it themselves which keeps costs down.

The guys were then shown how to correctly set up the track and skates to move the pallet in and out of the container and the importance of knowing how to handle the hydraulic pump correctly .All the agents now can take the pump apart for repair and then rebuild, carry out essential maintenance and generally a lot more knowledgeable technically on these systems. All the agents were issued with certificates and have gone home now a lot more skilled in the Joloda systems!

Vanloda’s exclusive invite to the Mercedes Benz Van Experience 2016!

Vanloda (a division of Joloda Hydraroll) have been cordially invited to position their demonstration van in the vehicle display area of the Mercedes Benz Van Experience Event at Millbrook Proving Ground. The outside area is there to show ancillary equipment available to enhance the Mercedes Van, there were a limited number of chosen companies asked to exhibit. This event has been running for over 10 years and is an excellent opportunity to show our pallet loading systems to over 2000 Mercedes van dealers and users. The event is held for 10 days and is the largest event van event in the calendar.

The Vanloda system is now being used in many industries showing that anyone who has a van and needs help loading it should have one! It is being used for wine, sweets, cosmetics, batteries, aero-engine parts, refrigeration boxes, paper......and many many more. Vanloda is ideal for moving anything heavy while at the same time preventing product damage!

Visit our Vanloda Sales Rep Mark Woods who will at the event daily to give you a live demonstration!

Joloda Hydraroll exhibiting at the Cemat Exhibition, Hanover, Germany, 31 May – 3 June 2016

Joloda International Ltd, the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and installer of loading, handling and logistics systems for the transport and warehouse sectors, are exhibiting on stand F25, Hall 27 at this year’s Cemat show in Hanover. This exhibition is highly important in the exhibition calendar of Joloda because this is the leading fair worldwide for materials handling and truck loading

Joloda will be exhibiting all their automatic Factory to Vehicle Loading systems (AVL’s) at this exhibition to show other potential customers just how they can save money as well as reducing their carbon footprint!

Many UK and European companies already utilise the Joloda trailer and dock loading systems to minimise loading times and maximise logistics resources. These are Heinz, Unilever, P&G and Coca Cola to name a few. Loading a vehicle with 26 pallets in 90 seconds reduces time on the dock, loads are all through the rear door so no need for folk trucks rushing around the yard.

Operation is simple and is completed by the vehicle driver. Therefore once the dock is loaded for the out bound load, the warehouse personnel are released for other activities as the vehicle driver loads his own vehicle. The process at the delivery end is similar, the driver operating the unload process too.

On display will be the Slipchain system for short to medium shuttles, Trailerskate for long shuttles and Moving Floor for non palletised loads.

With the topics on everyones minds today being reduce your carbon footprint, reduce costs, increase efficiency, reduce waste...... these systems Joloda supply do exactly that. They reduce the need for forklift trucks, load in seconds so maximum efficiency, utilises the full trailer space so less trucks needed, automatic loading means less product damage as well as ensuring health and safety of workers when loading/offloading.

With over 50 years of experience, Joloda loading technology offers all organisations that move large volumes of palletised goods the ability to save costs and the planet, so contact them today with details of your loading requirements or visit them on stand F25 to discuss further.

Top Safety Accreditation for Joloda International Ltd

Joloda International has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Employing 100 people, Joloda is principally involved in the materials handling sector, specialising in the manufacturing and installing of loading equipment for trucks and containers and with a £8million turnover. Joloda’s most recent clients have included major players such as Unilever, Britvic and Colgate.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Joldoa has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

For further information contact:

Karen McBride

Tel: 0151 427 8954

The newest Joloda hub has now opened for business in Thailand in Bangkok.

Joloda Thailand is now the fourth Joloda hub to open following Europe (Joloda BV in Netherlands), North America (Joloda LLC in North Carolina) South America (Joloda South America in Sao Paulo Brazil).

Joloda Thailand will service existing agents and clients to ASEAN countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, and Myanmar.

Joloda have been operating in Thailand for 20 years now and first sold Skate and Track to move bottled water.

Joloda Thailand have recently completed 2 major contracts for the Joloda Skate and Track system. They have supplied 100 trailer systems to SCG packaging in the paper industry and 30 truck systems to Coca Cola in the Beverage industry.

SCG manufacture reels of kraft packaging cardboard. They bought the skate and track system to shorten loading/unloading time and operation safety. They changed from a flat trailer to a curt insider and have now saved 1 hour on loading time! They also use the Joloda Skate system to prevent damage to the rolls when loading and unloading.

Coca Cola wanted to use Skate and Track also because it allows them to have aluminium floor instead of steel, which is less weight on truck and provides more potential payload to carry.

Joloda skates are placed in recessed tracks and rolled under the load, the skates and load are then raised by pulling down the handles. This then means that the load, which can be any weight up to 3.5 tonnes (2.5T in both of the above cases), is ‘live’, and can be freely pushed the length of the trailer. The skates include manual and automatic braking, self-centering and minimal maintenance as the system cleans itself when it is in use.

For more information on Joloda loading systems, please contact us.

100th Trailerloda Sold!

Hydraroll have now sold their 100th Trailerloda system worldwide to their customer Total Reefer in Wolverhampton, UK. Total Reefer purchased this system to fit in a stock trailer ready for the next customer who requires it. Following recent sales they have now decided to keep a system in sales ready for their next end user.

Total Reefer lease out refrigerated vehicles on short or long term hire and have supplied the trailerloda system many times as part of the trailer.

Trailerloda is the preferred choice for for refrigerated, leased or second hand vehicles and is currently used in the UK by PRS Distribution, Perishable Movements Ltd, Fardell Shipping, Dixon International, PJ Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle, Cargo Fresh Logistics and Fynes Logistics.

Trailerloda is ideal for refrigerated vehicles as it prevents having to cut into the expensive insulated floor. It is easily installed and only takes only 1 day, the system is laid on top of the existing floor so the system is not permanently fixed into the floor. This means that any trailers on hire for logistic contracts can have the system easily removed at the end of the lease term and re-used for another contract, giving flexibility to cope with seasonal peaks or short term contracts.

The Hydraroll engineers can go to any site for installation or the trailer can be delivered to our factory, making your vehicle ready to use in 6 hours. Customers with an existing trailer can be available for a new contract within 24 hours! The trailerloda is a reactive solution to acquiring a rollerbed vehicle in days rather than weeks or even months now with current trailer lead times!

The system uses the MK21 twin rollers which is 40% more efficient and with less debris able to fall through, reducing the maintenance required.

Forklifts can drive on the surface of the system and there is an optional anti slip coating that is available. The system still allows full aircargo container capabilities with a total weight of the floor only 1435kgs…

“We have found Trailerloda to be a reactive solution into the Air-Cargo Transport industry, when a leased refrigerated trailer with Pneumatic Roller Track is required within a restricted time frame"

For further information on the Trailerloda or any other Joloda loading system, please contact: Joloda International Ltd 0151 427 8954 Email – [email protected]

LogiMAT 2015 Logimat 2015

Joloda are exhibiting at the Logimat Show in Stuttgart from 10th-12th February.

At this show we will demonstrating our automatic truck loading systems which can load a vehicle in 5 minutes!

Visit our stand in Hall 1, A61 to discuss the right loading solution for you!

Success for Joloda South AmericaSuccess for Joloda South America!

We have just received 2 new contracts for South America for Unilever and Colgate - together these 2 contracts are worth around R$1000,000!

All equipment should be installed in the first quarter of 2015

Motor India Magazine Motor India Magazine

Joloda plan for assembly line in India for loading & unloading systems.....

Read our article in Motor India Magazine or view online

Load this vehicle in one shot

Load this in one shot in 7 minutes!

Joloda have recently installed a new fully automatic loading system for food giant Pepsico to move 42 pallets of potato crisps, into a 25.25m road train in 1 load and also loads 26 pallets into a 13.6m vehicle. Where this loading process was completed by forklift truck, the automatic loading process now creates a time saving of 30 minutes per vehicle, down to 7 minutes for the road train and 6 minutes for the 13.6m vehicle .
In the world of fast-moving consumer goods, speed is the most important factor. This drives the continued pursuit of ever-increasing business process automation. In the area of logistics, Joloda helps customers, including those in the food and drink industry, achieve the full potential of the just-in-time philosophy. Sales director Wouter Satijn, explains: 'We develop complete loading and unloading systems for our customers. We not only have the knowledge to bring together and install the technology, we also have our own production facilities in Liverpool and North Wales.'

One of the most prestige projects Joloda delivered is the fully automated loading and unloading system at PepsiCo in Broek op Langedijk (NL).
The 25m road train consists of an 8.2 metre long trailer in front and a 13.3 metre long trailer at the rear. The bi-folding doors at the back of the front trailer are swung open, as are the doors at the front and back ends of the long trailer. The front trailer is then backed up tight against the rear trailer. This results in a cargo tunnel 21.5 metres long, capable of holding 42 pallets. 'Now all the driver has to do is attach a cable to his truck to establish a connection with the control system,' explains Mr Satijn. 'Then he can take a coffee break, because our automatic loading system does the rest.'
Satijn explains how it works: 'On the roller conveyor we group the pallets in three sections of 16, 10 and then another 16 pallets. As soon as the overhead door on the dock opens, a platform with two laser scanners is lowered from above. We use these scanners to make sure the truck is not positioned at too much of an angle and to measure the depth of the trailer. This distance measurement is necessary because the dock is not only used for road trains but also for ordinary 13.6 metre trailers. The reason for this is that Kuehne + Nagel want to be able to decide up to the last moment whether, by chance, they have an empty trailer in the neighbourhood that can pick up a load from Broek op Langedijk.'
Mr Satijn continues: 'If the laser scanners measure a distance of 13.3 metres, then 16 plus 10 pallets can be slid into the trailer. At 21.5 metres, all 42 pallets can be placed in the cargo tunnel of the road train, both loaded from the same dock!'

Mr Satijn explains that the logistic case at PepsiCo is exceptional in terms of more than just technology: 'Just looking at the ROI you can see that the investment pays for itself in less than 18 months! And keep in mind: the system will still be operational in twenty years.' Another benefit Mr Satijn points out is the achieved space savings: 'There is no way around it: forklifts simply require a lot of space. Our system is significantly more compact. The customer can use the remaining space for other purposes. And don't forget the safety aspect: our fully automatic system significantly improves occupational health and safety. After all, there are no longer any hands or forklifts involved in the logistic process.'
The green aspect of the system also played a role in the choice for the Joloda system, stresses Mr Satijn: 'Many automatic loading and unloading systems make use of chains. That makes the trailers even heavier. Our solution, utilizing a pneumatic riser-plate system, keeps the trailers light. An additional advantage of the trailers is that they are also easily accessible for forklifts. All you have to do is ensure the riser-plates are raised, and the forklifts can drive in and out of the trailer as if it had a flat floor. This means the trailers are suitable for multi-purpose use, which is important to the carrier.'

This system has to be seen to be believed! - watch on YouTube

In September Joloda have a busy month with exhibitions!

On 9th September Joloda were at the Tokyo Logistics Show showing the various loading systems for the container industry..

On 16th September Joloda are at the Movimat Exhbition in Sao Paulo Brazil showing the systems for the aircargo industry and the recent automatic loading system installed at Colgate Palmolive..

And on the 25th September the IAA Hannover opens where we are showing all of our systems for the trucking industry.

The opening of this show directly follows the Joloda World Conference which is held every 2 years bringing together the network of worldwide Joloda agents to discuss product and market developments.

Joloda International Ltd are in Hall 25 Stand C48 at this year's IAA Exhibition in Hanover in September. This exhibition is a must in the exhibition calendar of Joloda because of the range of visitors worldwide who visit this show from many different industries.

For those in Newsprint reel trucking, this will be the official launch of the new Joloda Ratchet skate, designed for the heavier reels and can lift up to 4 tonnes with ease. The skate will be demonstrated on the stand and customers can also trial it themselves! The Joloda Skate and Track system is the most popular truck loading system for newsprint reels for helping trucking companies to work within European Health and Safety guidelines.

Another new product development on display, is the just in time shuttle vehicle loading of 25.25m road trains with the trailerskate system. The new system can actually load and unload a mix of trailers (26 pallet road trailer or 42 pallet LZV) all at once and full automated! This was developed for a major manufacturer of crisps and snacks to give them a 'green solution' in their supply chain.

For the aircargo rollerbed market, we will be displaying our new low height rollertrack MK24 for those users where volume is important, with the new safety feature of the "auto-down control box"
We will be demonstrating our rollerbed system with powered rollers which is our automatic loading system for the aircargo industry.

We will also have our Trailerloda self-assembly portable rollertrack system for those transporters or hire companies who do not wish to permanently fit a rollerbed system to their trailer or rigid body. The system can be transferred from one trailer to another.
The system consists of 5 lanes of Hydraroll MK21 twin roller track fitted into easy manageable lightweight aluminium modules. The modules are fitted with lifting eyes for simply mounting onto the trailer floor. The total system can be installed within 4 hours.

So please visit our stand to discuss all your loading problems!

For further information on Joloda International Ltd, and to view its world leading products, please visit www.joloda.com

Taplanes, a company based near Harrogate, use the Joloda Skate and Track system to make deliveries all around the UK for their shower and bathroom units.

The company builds and installs shower and bathroom pods into hotels, schools and universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. In the last year the demand for their products has increased significantly, leading them to invest in a new Euro 6, 7m long truck from Micra Truck Bodies, to increase their delivery capacity and reduce their carbon footprint. They currently had only a 4m vehicle in their fleet. For the schools and universities they only have a 6 week window for installation so the volume of deliveries surges through the summer period, creating the need for a larger truck to keep up with the deliveries.

They purchased the skate and track system to enable them to load and unload this longer truck body quickly and easily. On the smaller vehicle they simply slid each unit manually in and out of the vehicle but on a 7m vehicle this would have proved strenuous and taken too much time as well as high risk of damage.

They have also started supplying more of the bathroom pods with ceramic sink and toilets which would, according to HSE regulations, be too heavy to push that distance so the skate and track is then ideal for the heavier awkward loads. The Skate system also means they eliminate any risk of product damage to the base and sides of the pods, by safely moving the units on the skates instead of hand pushing.
Joloda skates are placed in recessed tracks and rolled under the load, the skates and load are then raised by pulling down the handles. This then means that the load, which can be any weight up to 3.5 tonnes, is 'live', and can be freely pushed the length of the trailer. The skates include manual and automatic braking, self-centering and minimal maintenance as the system cleans itself when it is in use.

Taplanes place each unit on the tail lift via a sack truck, then slide it on to the skates then use the skates to move each one down the trailer until fully loaded. The previous trailer could handle 24 pods, the new vehicle with the Joloda Skate System can move 41.
The customer is so happy with the system they want it fitted in their older smaller vehicle also, as they can see the difference in efficiency and safety of loading and unloading! And the payback is in just 3 school terms!

John Dewars whiskey, located in Poniel, Lesmahagow, uses the Joloda Moving Floor for unloading and loading of palletised whisky barrels. The system operates in the brand new drain and fill site and brings safety and efficiency to the handling of the whisky barrels during the maturation process.

The John Dewars site drains the whisky from the barrels brought out from storage then re-fill with new whisky for bond storage. The whisky is stored for up to 20 years. This maturation site has 44 bonds each containing 20,000 barrels of whisky.
The 2 moving floor systems were acquired by the company in 2013 as part of the new build for the safe handling of the barrels and also to eliminate damage of the barrels. The 2 automated docks are situated side by side, one for unloading the trailer and one for loading. The full automated trailer is completely unloaded in just under 5 minutes.

McGowan Engineering of Glasgow were the company awarded the contract to build the automated new drain and fill site conveyor complex and they specified the Joloda Moving Floor docks. A Moving floor is a highly efficient flexible slat conveyor for trailer to dock load and unload. With its high speed, low weight it is ideal for short trailer shuttle operations, it has the capabilities to load a trailer in less than one minute. The trailers systems are Atex certified (explosion proof) to contend with any unforeseen spillages.

A full Joloda Moving Floor trailer arrives to the site with 96 barrels of whisky (34,000 litres), from the storage bond and reverses onto a 5th wheel levelling plate which locks the trailer in position for secure loading/unloading. The system is powered electrically and the slat conveyor moves, simply rolling the barrels out on to the dock.

The whisky inside is then sucked out to be transported away by tanker to be bottled and sold throughout the world. These barrels are then immediately refilled with fresh whisky on the same conveyor line then re-loaded on to the next trailer using the loading moving floor dock next to it and they are driven to the bond again for storage for anywhere from 4 – 20 years! This process is continuous throughout the day, 7 days a week! There are 6 automatic trailers which were purchased and are dedicated for this loading process. Joloda have fitted special guides in these trailers to protect the barrels from lean in transit.

No forklifts are needed at all at the drain and fill complex, it is a complete 100% automated system which is quick, safe and protects the expensive whisky! This new bond was built in 2013 to cope with the ever increasing sales of whisky across the world. Atex certified fork trucks are used at the outload/unload of all maturation houses to pick up and place pallets of whisky barrels onto the MFS of the Joloda trailer which automatically indexes the barrels in/out of the trailer.
Once again Joloda are the number one choice in the whisky industry and are proved to be safe and reliable over 15 years exposure.

Magnox who are the contractor appointed by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for safe management of various sites, use the Joloda system during the power station decommissioning process for transporting the high radioactive waste away from the reactor site in filled DCIC containers (ductile cast iron containers). The nuclear waste is transported away to a newly constructed (ISI) Interim Storage Facility on the same site.

A DCIC is also known as a "box of waste" It normally takes 1 day to retrieve waste and load it into a DCIC at the reactor site.
The Joloda system was acquired in 2013 for the start of the transportation stage of the decommissioning process to retrieve packages and store the waste safely & securely. The Joloda system can manually move the 23 ton DCIC container with the use of a manual 1 ton winch guiding it through narrow gaps (25mm) between the power station walls and different levels (500mm).
The system consists of portable re-usable track in which run a set of special heavy duty hydraulically elevated skates that can lift 27 tonnes over a length of 2.3m via a hand pump operation. On elevation the load becomes live and is simply pulled via a manual winch rated @ 1 ton along a special platform that accommodates different floor levels.

Magnox used the system until all 850 waste packages were stored and decommissioning was then complete.
Magnox specified the Joloda equipment not only to move the containers but to minimise the risk of spread of contamination on the site during the decontamination process as no external power is required to use the system except manual effort. The system also functions without compressed air or hydraulic power/electricity.

Vanloda is now being used in many industries showing that anyone who has a van and needs help loading it should have one! It is being used for wine, sweets, cosmetics, batteries, aero-engine parts, refrigeration boxes, paper......and many many more. Vanloda is ideal for moving anything heavy while at the same time preventing product damage!

Vanloda recently surveyed all its users, even customers going back 5 years and all are still using it and couldn't be without it! They can clearly see the benefits in reduced loading time, safety and preventing product damage and some have even now bought a second and third system for other vans in their fleet. Most use the system everyday in their daily operations and strongly recommend it to their fellow van drivers.

If you need to load your van quickly and safely and protect the load you are carrying, then Vanloda needs to be in your van!

The Vanloda can take up to 600kgs per pallet or if a heavier load of up to 1200kgs per pallet, a heavy duty 3 lane model is available. It can be used for pallets, slipsheets, cage pallets, whatever load you struggle to push in or out of you van!
It is a portable system that sits on the van floor, no installation needed and set up time is half an hour. Loading time reduction is over 50% as the pallets are rolled with ease to the front of the van in a few seconds.

Joloda International Ltd, the world's leading designer, manufacturer and installer of loading, handling and logistics systems for the transport and warehouse sectors, are exhibiting on stand E23, Hall 27 at this year's Cemat show in Hanover. This exhibition is highly important in the exhibition calendar of Joloda because this is the leading fair worldwide for materials handling and truck loading.


Joloda will be exhibiting their automatic Factory to Vehicle Loading systems (AVL's) at this exhibition to show other potential customers just how they can save them money as well as reducing their carbon footprint!

Many UK and European companies already utilise the Joloda trailer and dock loading systems to minimise loading times and maximise logistics resources. These are Heinz, Unilever, P&G and Coca Cola to name a few. Loading a vehicle with 26 pallets in 90 seconds reduces time on the dock, loads are all through the rear door so no need for folk trucks rushing around the yard.

Operation is simple and is completed by the vehicle driver. Therefore once the dock is loaded for the out bound load, the warehouse personnel are released for other activities as the vehicle driver loads his own vehicle. The process at the delivery end is similar, the driver operating the unload process too.

On display will be the Slipchain system for short to medium shuttles, Trailerskate for long shuttles and Moving Floor for non palletised loads.

With the topics on everyones minds today being reduce your carbon footprint, reduce costs, increase efficiency, reduce waste...... these systems Joloda supply do exactly that. They reduce the need for forklift trucks, load in seconds so maximum efficiency, utilises the full trailer space so less trucks needed, automatic loading means less product damage as well as ensuring health and safety of workers when loading/offloading.

With over 50 years of experience, Joloda loading technology offers all organisations that move large volumes of palletised goods the ability to save costs and the planet, so contact them today with details of your loading requirements or visit them on stand E23 to discuss further.

As a next step in Joloda's growth strategy, the registration of JOLODA SOUTH AMERICA Ltda., based in Sao Paolo, Brazil is in progress now. As of the 1st of August Jorge Augusto Kanawati has been appointed as the General Manager for our new subsidiary.

Jorge will be responsible for all Joloda activities in South America and will work closely with our existing agent network in the region.

With a new order for an automatic loading project at Colgate Brazil, we have already have our first contract in place.
We also had a small stand at the Movimat show in Sao Paulo last month which was our first time to exhibit at this show. There was a lot of interest in the stand and at the end of the 3 days and we now have 60 enquiries for Jorge to follow up for a large range of our products from the Vanloda to the large automatic systems! These came from a variety of industries such as FMCG, automotive, granite, electronics, air cargo, transporters, etc.

We had a small stand showing our range of truck and container loading solutions, especially our automatic systems that enable clients to load a full trailer within 2 minutes!
We look forward to seeing the success of Joloda South America in the coming months.

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