AK Worthington is one of the UK’s leading industrial distribution and haulage companies, based at Trafford Park, Manchester. Their World Freight Centre site covers 10 acres and features 14 interlinked high bay areas with a total capacity of 350,000

As a 24-hour operation, the company had a requirement for a well-lit freight unloading, loading and labelling area, which would keep both goods and people dry in adverse weather conditions and during the winter months.

Spaciotempo provided three 20m x 20m gutter-linked canopies, to accommodate 12 parked HGVs or 7 loading and unloading. The temporary loading bays provided the extra covered space AK Worthington needed to be able to operate at maximum capacity. Though both hire and purchase options are available, AK Worthington chose the purchase option, as this proved more cost effective with medium to long-term use in mind.

AK Worthington report a vast improvement in productivity thanks to the additional loading canopies. With the addition of lighting, the freight handling team can now operate in comfort 24 hours a day throughout the year.