Union Industries, the UK market leading manufacturer of industrial rapid roll doors, is helping Rowse Honey keep business sweet with the installation of its innovative fast-acting Bulldoor.


The Leeds-based company, which designs, manufactures, installs and maintains its own range of fast acting doors, has installed a bespoke, heavy duty Bulldoor at the company’s site in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

The Bulldoor, which was fitted to replace a problematic old perforated lath roller shutter door from another supplier, has been installed at the honey ovens on site, where honey is warmed and melted, to allow air flow into the area.

To meet this requirement, Union replaced its standard clear PVC vision panel on the Bulldoor with a special industrial strength fabric mesh material to prevent the ingress of insects into the ovens, while at the same time allowing air to circulate in the area.

The heavy duty Bulldoor, which opens at approximately 1.6m per second, is operated by induction loops for full automatic operation by Fork Lift Trucks, both on the internal and external sides of each opening.

Union-LogoIn common with the other doors in the range, the Bulldoor also features Union’s highly-regarded ‘Crash-Out’ damage protection facility, which ensures the door remains operable if the heavy duty steel composite bottom beam is hit by a vehicle.

Based in Wallingford, Rowse Honey has been producing honey since 1938 and is the UK’s No.1 Spread brand.

Nella Jansson-Wright, Senior Project Manager at Rowse Honey, said: “We have been extremely pleased by the quality, efficiency and reliability of Union’s installation. The bespoke Bulldoor created by Union has solved a regular problem and on-going maintenance issue that we had on site. We were also really impressed with the professionalism of Union’s engineers that fitted our new door.”

Gary Bareham, Technical Sales Manager (Southern) at Union Industries, said: “Our industrial fast acting doors have gained an outstanding reputation in a range of manufacturing and distribution environments. Our clients have all kinds of requirements and issues, which our fast acting doors can address, and this recent installation shows yet another exceptional example of Union’s innovative methods to meet clients’ unique needs.”

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