Union Industries, the UK’s leading manufacturer of bespoke industrial doors, has helped Esterform overcome multiple issues with the installation of its cutting-edge high-speed Ramdoor.

The project was overseen by Union Industries’ new Technical Sales Engineer, Gary Clayton. A sales and engineering professional with almost 20 years of experience across various sectors, Gary will cover the regions across the south of England for the sales division of Union.

Tenbury Wells-based Esterform, the largest independent converter of PET in the UK, faced operational setbacks with its previous high-speed door due to poor performance, escalating repair costs and frequent failures during adverse weather conditions. As a result, it decided to replace its existing door after selecting Union Industries’ robust Ramdoor.

The Ramdoor has been engineered to achieve a Class 5 wind resistance rating, making it able to withstand strong winds and to remain operational even during severe weather conditions.

Achieving this rating is supported by a number of the Ramdoor’s features, including its thick Ramhide door curtain material, which is high frequency welded together, giving the strongest fabric joins available.

In addition, it has heavy-duty wind-brace and wind-bar systems for added strength, plus extra-deep side-guides, which all contribute to the Ramdoor’s ability to cope with high wind loads and pressures. Like other doors in the Union range, it also benefits from a ‘Crash Out’ facility, in case of vehicle or personnel impact to the bottom beam, thus ensuring minimal downtime and repair costs.

The Ramdoor at Esterform has been equipped with visual and audible warning systems, to enhance safety and functionality in a high-noise environment. These additional extras ensure that employees are alerted to the door’s operation, allowing them to take necessary precautions.

Darryl Gunn, Group Technical Manager at Esterform, said: “Union’s Ramdoor has proven to be a game-changer for us, providing a robust solution to our challenges. We appreciate the professionalism and expertise demonstrated by the Union Industries team throughout the entire process.”

Gary Clayton, Union Industries’ Technical Sales Engineer, said: “Union Industries remains at the forefront of innovation, delivering bespoke industrial door solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of its clients.”

“The successful installation at Esterform showcases the reliability and durability of our Ramdoor. We are committed to delivering solutions that not only meet but exceed our customer’s expectations, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.”

“It’s a great time to join Union; their reputation is second to none and I look forward to working with new and existing customers.”

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