Automatic truck loading and unloading systems - JOLODA loading technology systems

Worldwide leader of automatic truck loading and unloading systems

Joloda is worldwide leader in the production and distribution of automatic truck loading /unloading systems. We work with standard loading systems and customized loading solutions. Joloda designs, manufactures and installs a wide cross-section of manual and automatic truck loading/unloading systems from factories in Liverpool, Anglesey, the Netherlands and USA. 

How did our loading/unloading systems become the best worldwide solutions in the field?

Innovative solutions have underpinned the Joloda approach since the company was founded in 1962. Steady growth culminated in the acquisition of the highly respected Hydraroll brand in 2002. Today, Joloda International is market leader in the air cargo industry, newsprint industry, and fast moving consumer goods distribution for companies such as Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, Kimberley Clarke, as well as automotive just-in-time deliveries and the drinks industry.

How do automatic truck loading/unloading systems generally work?

Automatic truck loading/unloading systems operate with one loading system in the truck or trailer and one system at the loading dock. When the truck enters the loading dock, the two systems collaborate to load/unload the cargo automatically.

Benefits of automatic truck loading/unloading:

• Faster loading - saving time and money
• Improved Health & Safety
• Elimination of product damage
• Reduction of carbon footprint
• Cost Efficiency due to reduction in logistics personnel
• Cost efficiency due to less fork-lift trucks and associated equipment due to automation of the loading/unloading process
• Fewer loading/unloading docks due to higher dock capacity (overall less space needed in outbound and inbound logistics areas
• Fewer trucks, trailers and drivers due to increased fleet utilization
• Less warehouse space due to a more concentrated flow of goods
• Less buffer stock due to quicker inbound/outbound transportation of goods
• Less space outside due to shorter trailer turnaround times
• Reduced damage of goods and equipment due to a controlled loading/unloading process
• Safer working environment for personnel.

Use of automatic truck loading in the automotive industry

Over the years, a large number of Joloda systems have been deployed in the automotive industry. The first companies included General Motors in Brazil, Toyota USA, as well as Lear, a car seat manufacturer in the UK, who use the Moving Floor system for their production line, and BMW in Leipzig, Germany, who use the manual Skate & Track system to unload exhausts and bumpers from the deliveries, destined for the production line.
For Honda in USA, we developed a system to load tyres with the Moving Floor system. This air system is fitted in the walls of the trailer and holds the tyres firmly in place during transit.

Automatic truck loading/unloading systems:

Joloda has a wide assortment of different loading/ unloading systems. These concepts are based on different technologies on the stationary dock systems and the trailers. The assortment for automatic loading/ unloading systems can be divided in 4 main groups:

• Hydraroll Powered Cargo Roller System
• Joloda Trailerskate System
• Hydraroll Slipchain System
• Joloda Moving Floor System

Joloda has two main brands “Joloda” and “Hydraroll”. The assortment of manual loading/ unloading systems can be split into 2 main concepts:
Manual truck loading/unloading systems:

• Joloda Skate & Track System
• Hydraroll Pneumatic Rollertrack System
  o Hydraroll built in trailer Rollerbed Kits
  o Hydraroll Trailerloda – Mobile Trailer Rollerbed system
  o Hydraroll Vanloda – Mobile Van Rollerbed system

Joloda has an assortment of Container loading/ unloading systems that can be split into 3 main concepts:
Container loading/unloading systems:

• Joloda Container Stuffing system – with Hydraulic skates
• Joloda Container One shot system – with Hydraulic skates
• Joloda Container MDS Jacking system