Retractable
Dock shelter

Alapont retractable dock shelters provide great weather protection. They adapt to different types of trucks and goods, and to the building’s degree of exposure to the outside.  They prevent the passage of air, water or gases and provide great energy savings.

Thanks to its retractable structure with vertical movement, if a truck performs an incorrect manoeuvre, the shelter can pivot upwards to prevent damage to the truck and to itself. Resistance to moisture, to abrasion and to the ageing caused by sunlight.

retractable dock shelters
Technical characteristics

The retractable dock shelter is composed of:

  • A structure with an anodised and extruded aluminium frame and a galvanised steel back frame.
  • The frames are connected to each other by means of arms. If the docking is inaccurate, the shelter can pivot upwards to prevent damage to itself and to the truck.
  • The steel structure covered by a continuous fabric prevents cracks, leaks and drafts. Rain drains laterally along the shelter, so that water cannot leak in during loading when the door opens.
  • The flaps are made of polyester fibre with a top layer of PVC. The special fabric for the sides makes them more flexible lengthwise, while maintaining rigidity in the width. Side flaps equipped with warning bands that guide the driver when the truck is approaching.
Installations and details
retractable dock shelter installation

Installation of 80 retractable dock shelters in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid)

retractable dock shelter

Polyester flaps with a top layer of PVC (retractable dock shelter for loading dock)

loading dock hydraulic levellers

Installation of 25 retractable dock shelters in the logistics warehouse located in Alcalá de Henares.

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