Oakland International - News


Oakland International - News

Union Industries Deliver High Speed Door Right On Time


Leeds-based Union Industries has installed one of its revolutionary rapid roll Eiger Doors in to Oakland International’s new cold storage area at the firm’s Redditch site.

The UK market leading manufacturer of industrial High Speed doors fitted the door at the site to further enhance Oakland’s drive for energy efficiencies and to help reduce costs, whilst also preventing the build-up of snow and ice in its freezer area.

Opening at approximately 1.6 metres per second, the Eiger Door closes automatically after a short dwell time, which allows for continuous traffic flow without compromising freezer temperature, which needs to remain at a constant -28°c.

Union’s Eiger Door utilises its fast opening, innovative and patented dehumidification process to reduce moisture ingress into the freezers, preventing ice build-up on the door blade, frame and workings ensuring correct and effective door operation every time.

In common with other doors in the range, the Eiger door also features Union’s highly-regarded ‘Crash-Out and Auto-Reset’ damage protection facility guaranteeing it will remain operable even if the heavy duty steel composite bottom beam is hit by a vehicle.

Founded in 1998, Oakland International is an award winning family owned multi temperature food distribution and contracting packing specialist using ambient, chilled and frozen transportation into major retail, wholesale, discount and convenience markets in the UK and Ireland.

Neil Irwin, Technical Sales Engineer at Union Industries, said: “The Eiger Door has already established itself as a favourite of the cold store and distribution industries. Its unique features and multiple benefits ensure it stands out from the competition and meets customers’ requirements effectively.


Dean Attwell, Managing Director at Oakland International, said: “When planning the construction of the new cold store area we recognised the need for a door with a fast opening and closing speed to reduce heat ingress. The Eiger Door is the most successful, well known and long established freezer door on the market so this was the obvious choice for us. It’s an ideal product and I would highly recommend it to others in the distribution industry considering a high speed freezer door.”