Aldi, Belgium


Loading bays at a new Aldi distribution center are well-insulated and efficient thanks to a tailor-made solution from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems.

CUSTOMER: Aldi is a German-owned supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries.

CHALLENGE: Aldi was opening an all-new distribution center in Turnhout, Belgium. One of many innovations that the supermarket chain wanted was the application of exterior dock levelers. To that end, the client called on the services of a specialist: ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems.

SOLUTION: Interior dock levelers are one of the major bottlenecks for distribution centers. They are very bad for thermal insulation because they cause significant loss of energy. Since Aldi considers sustainability a top priority, interior dock levelers were no longer an option, which led them to opt for the exterior version.

In addition to the exterior dock leveler assignment, Aldi also entrusted ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems with components pertaining to the dock shelters, as well as all sectional doors and a scissor-lift table. This resulted in a significant order containing over 600 elements – including doors, shelters, load houses, buffers and wheel guides.