Rugby Loading Equipment

If you’re looking for a company with many years of experience in loading bay equipment, look no further than Rowland Door Services (RDS). We pride ourselves on being the go-to company for industrial doors and loading bay equipment in Rugby and beyond.

Dock levellers and shelters play a vital role in warehouse operations. That’s why we offer a comprehensive service that includes bespoke design, installation, maintenance, and repairs of loading bay equipment throughout the local area.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to meeting our customers’ specific needs. We tailor our services to match all requirements, whether it’s a routine maintenance job or a bespoke project. And we’re available round-the-clock to respond to requests for help where loading bay equipment has failed.

For top-notch industrial door solutions and expert service, get in touch with RDS today on 0121 817 7017. Discover how we can enhance the functionality and security of your facilities.

Get in Touch

You can contact us by phoning us on 0121 817 7017 to speak to a member of our team.

The Best Choice Loading Equipment Services in Rugby

The loading bay is the one part of a site that’s often overlooked, yet it’s at the heart of any seamless logistical operation. Imagine the heartbeat of your facility, where products flow in and out efficiently, supporting your businesses’ lifeblood.

Yet, for all its significance, the loading bay can also be a source of headaches when things go wrong. Enter RDS – the leading company for installing, maintaining, and repairing loading bay equipment. We’ve got you covered, from cutting-edge dock levellers to high-performance industrial doors.

Our experts ensure flawless installation, proactive maintenance, and swift repairs so your dock levellers and shelters remain fully operational. Read on to learn more about what we do and why you should call us.

Loading Bay Products Tailored to Your Needs

As a company, we take immense pride in tailoring loading bay equipment solutions precisely to our clients’ unique needs.

We understand that no two businesses are the same; therefore, no two loading bays should be either. Our approach is rooted in collaboration, where we work closely with our clients to design and implement loading bay solutions that seamlessly align with their specific requirements.

The benefits of investing in loading bay equipment cannot be overstated. First and foremost, they enhance the overall efficiency of your logistical operations. Our cutting-edge dock levellers, for instance, ensure smooth and level transitions for goods entering and exiting your facility.

While loading bay shelters protect against adverse weather conditions, safeguarding your goods and workforce. With unpredictable British weather, having a sheltered loading area can be a game-changer, reducing downtime and ensuring operations continue uninterrupted.

Moreover, investing in state-of-the-art loading bay equipment reflects positively on your business’s image. It demonstrates a commitment to safety, efficiency, and customer satisfaction, which can enhance your reputation and attract new clients.

We understand that upgrading your site with shelters and levellers can be a significant decision. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the process, offering expert advice and customised solutions. Our team’s dedication to excellence ensures that your loading bay equipment not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Whether you’re considering an upgrade or need maintenance and repairs for your existing loading bay equipment, RDS is your trusted partner. We’re committed to delivering solutions that optimise your loading bay’s performance, enhance safety, and contribute to the overall success of your business.

Dock Shelters

Loading bays are the lifeblood of warehouses and industrial sites, serving as the vital link for transporting goods to and from these facilities. At RDS, we recognise the paramount importance of ensuring the safety and efficiency of this process, which is why we design and manufacture high-quality dock shelters for our clients.

Our dock shelters are engineered to safeguard your valuable goods and workforce during loading and unloading procedures. Protection from the elements is crucial, and our shelters are purpose-built to enhance energy efficiency and working conditions. At RDS, we go the extra mile by tailoring dock shelters to your specifications, ensuring they meet your unique needs.

When choosing the right style of dock shelter for your building or warehouse, our experienced team is here to guide you. We offer a range of options, each designed to address specific requirements.

One option we offer is the retractable dock shelter, which extends outward from the building to envelop the lorry during use, protecting it from the elements. When not in use, it retracts neatly within the framework. It automatically retracts to its original position if knocked or damaged for added safety.

Inflatable dock shelters, on the other hand, are ideal for cold stores, creating a tight seal around the vehicle. They maintain the required temperatures for loading and unloading food products, and our foam dock pads offer additional protection for the lorry, reducing the risk of damage.

At RDS, we don’t just manufacture and supply dock shelters; we also offer top-notch maintenance and repair services. Our experienced engineers are well-versed in all aspects of dock shelters, ensuring prompt and effective solutions to any issues that may arise.

Regular maintenance ensures safety compliance and extends the lifespan of your dock shelters, providing safe working conditions, increased productivity, and reliable weather protection. Trust RDS for comprehensive dock shelter solutions that enhance operational efficiency and safety.

Dock Levellers

Next, let’s discuss our dock levellers. These are crafted to be supremely robust, ensuring long-lasting, dependable performance. Our dock levellers are constructed using the finest materials, making them weather-resistant and fast-performing. No matter the conditions, you can trust our dock levellers to deliver a quick and smooth operation without letting you down.

What sets our dock levellers apart is their full customisability. We recognise that every site has unique requirements, and we can tailor each design to perfectly suit your setup. Whether you opt for the ‘Swing Lip’, ‘Telescopic’, or ‘Manual’ option, we provide flexibility to meet your needs.

Swing Lip

Swing Lip dock levellers rise to their highest point before gently resting on the vehicle bed, ensuring a safe loading process. They auto-adjust with the vehicle, offering weight limits of up to 6,000kg or 10,000kg and a range of RAL codes for your preferred colour.


Telescopic dock levellers are the perfect option for setups requiring a longer reach. These levellers accommodate the following varied lip lengths:

  • 500mm
  • 750mm
  • 1000mm

They boast weight capacities up to 10,000kg, offering a lot of versatility, and you can choose from a wide range of RAL codes.


When it comes to energy efficiency and minimal maintenance, manual dock levellers reign supreme. They operate without an energy supply, providing ease of use and cost-effectiveness. Manual levellers can be installed swiftly, making them a practical choice for businesses conscious of time and budget.

At RDS, we take pride in delivering customised dock levellers that excel in strength, performance, and adaptability, ensuring your loading bay operates flawlessly for years to come.

Maintenance and Repair Services

RDS is a trusted name in the world of industrial and commercial entrances, offering a range of services to keep your doors and gates in optimal condition. Our annual service contracts are customised to meet your specific needs, ensuring the longevity and reliability of your entrance solutions.

Our skilled team, well-versed in both installation and maintenance, conducts thorough inspections to comprehensively assess your entrance requirements. This proactive approach minimises downtime and prevents costly repair bills, providing peace of mind to businesses.

Regular maintenance is essential, given the wear and tear that doors and gates undergo due to continuous use. Having a service contract in place is often a requirement for insurance policies, and it helps manage repair costs while preventing unexpected disruptions.

Our expert engineering team conducts routine inspections, addressing minor adjustments, spot repairs, part replacements, and more. All work is documented for records and insurance purposes. In cases where an entrance reaches a point where repair is no longer economical, we offer affordable like-for-like replacements.

We specialise in industrial doors and gates that meet stringent health and safety standards, ensuring they operate efficiently. Our 24/7 call-out service, available nationwide, guarantees swift response to any issues, minimising operational disruptions.

Lastly, our commitment to first-time repairs is noteworthy, aiming to resolve issues on-site promptly. If extensive repairs are required, we secure the area and schedule a convenient return visit, prioritising your convenience.

Case Studies

Before you call, take a look at our case studies page to see examples of work we’ve carried out for other satisfied customers.


Why Choose RDS for Your Loading Equipment Requirements?

Rowland Door Services Limited, established in 1983, has been a cornerstone in the installation, repair, and maintenance of industrial doors for nearly four decades.

With a specialisation that encompasses a wide spectrum of industrial doors, including high-speed roller doors, sectional doors, loading bay systems, automatic pedestrian opening systems, and high-performance doors, we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Our strong ties with the automotive, distribution, and logistics sectors are a testament to our expertise, having successfully served renowned clients like Jaguar Land Rover and Tesco. Our commitment to customer service is unwavering, and we place your needs and requirements at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We boast a dedicated team of engineers who are extensively trained in the latest innovations and product developments. They adhere to a “First Visit, First Fix” mentality, ensuring efficient and effective solutions.

Situated in a purpose-built office and warehouse in South Birmingham since 2015, we offer nationwide coverage with exceptional attendance times.

Our investment in a robust fleet of top-of-the-range vehicles, equipped as mobile workshops with bespoke internal racking systems stocked with a wide array of industrial door components, enables us to achieve an impressive 88% first-visit fix rate.

This commitment to excellence and customer-centric approach is reflected in our consistent delivery of exceptional service.

Contact Us

So, we’re the company to call whether you’re looking to have new loading bay equipment installed or your current equipment looked at. And we’ve made it easy to get in touch with three convenient methods at your disposal.

If you’re ready to elevate your site’s dock levellers and shelters, reach out to us today by calling our friendly, knowledgeable team on 0121 817 7017. If you’d prefer to get in touch using a written method, email us at

Additionally, our user-friendly contact form is available on our website, making it convenient for you to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with all your industrial door needs.

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86 Melchett Road
Kings Norton Business Centre
Birmingham, B30 3HX