montageaThorworld Industries provides a one-stop shop for what is claimed to be the UK’s widest range of high quality loading & unloading equipment, together with an extensive selection of loading bay accessories and safety aids, from a single source. The Chesterfield, Derbyshire, based company is now recognised as the foremost supplier to the loading bay and materials handling sectors, with an established reputation as both an innovator and leader in the provision of quality engineered equipment.

Thorworld’s extensive product range includes dock shelters & seals, dock levellers, dock plates & boards, dock & vehicle bumpers, wheel chocks & vehicle restraints, wheel guides & alignment curbs, traffic & dock lights, aluminium & lightweight access ramps and modular loading docks, together with a selection of mobile yard ramps – available for purchase or rental on a sale or return basis through the company’s RentARamp division – as well as the Truckloada mobile yardlift and the Dockloada scissor lift platform.

In addition to its in-depth and informative website the company also provides a comprehensive Product Range Catalogue which is packed full of materials handling solutions for specifiers, purchasers and users of loading bay equipment, accessories and safety aids.

BSI registered with ISO 9002 accreditation since 1992, as well as CE mark certification, it was one of the first companies in the industry to achieve the ISO 9001:2000 international quality management standard. Thorworld has numerous prestige customers across a wide range of industries and business types, including: distribution, logistics, transport, retail, food, drink, manufacturing, industry, waste management & recycling and the service sector.

The company was established in 1981 by John Meale, a well-known and respected figure in the materials handling industry. The Thorworld founder and Managing Director is also Vice President of the Federation Europeenne de la Manutention (FEM),  the European Federation of Materials Handling, as well as being President of  FEM’s Elevating Equipment Product Group. In addition he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (FCILT), a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a former President of the British Materials Handling Federation (BMHF) and past President of the Association of Loading & Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM).

“With state-of-the-art design and production resources, an on-going product development programme and continual employee training, our objective is to provide an unbeatable range of quality engineered loading bay and materials handling equipment; all of which is designed to help ensure safe, cost-effective and profitable working, as well as the protection of vehicles, plant and personnel – setting the standards across the industry”, said John Meale.

Thorworld Industries Ltd

Tel: 01246 260981


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