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26/05/2008

Sector rapid doors made by Ditec in the new Bologna-based DHL air terminal

DITEC TEAM NO (based in Bergamo) chosen by DHL EXPRESS as a trusted partner
On the 7th of May the new Bologna – Leipzig air route run by DHL Express Italy was started; the operational base for the new route will be the company’s new air terminal built in record time inside the Bologna airport Guglielmo Marconi.

The whole turn-key terminal building operation was commissioned to Bergamo-based company Ditec Team Nord-Ovest which, within four months from signing the contract, was able to deliver to the prestigious international express air freight leader a mobile tensile structure covering 2,600 sqm, complete with electrical systems and six DITEC Sector automatic industrial doors, fitted to the various goods handling warehouse entrances.

The new automated DHL warehouse, located inside Bologna Guglielmo Marconi airport, covers an area of over 5,000 square metres, 3,000 of which have been allocated to parking and handling area. The warehouse has been automated by using two sorting conveyor belts, 20 container supporting platforms and is equipped with all required safety and handling automations.
After reaching full operating speed, the system will be able to handle 15,000 kg/day of goods in and over 32,000 kg/day of goods out, which are then flown to the Leipzig-based DHL European hub.
This new air terminal was built at a cost of around 2 million Euros.

DITEC Sector flexible, heavy duty rapid roll-up doors are cleverly built, practical and safe: the compact, height reduced door covering structure houses the motors, the control and safety devices and the balancing systems.
The modular counterweighted balancing system ensures high operational and safety standards. The curtain flexible sections are modular and interchangeable and can be quickly replaced in the event of breakage. The Sector doors are equipped with an optional anti-panic device which allows the curtain to be reopened without power supply by operating the counterweights.
Furthermore, the anodised aluminium quick reversal safety rib is equipped with a rubber stop and an anticrash system which avoids curtain damages in case of accidental knocks.

This new Bologna airport air terminal is the third DHL hub, after Ciampino and Bergamo airports, to have been constructed with the co-operation of Ditec Team, which has proved to be a professional and reliable supplier for customers with high-profile requirements, and to possess great coordinating skills, which have ensured a quick turnaround and high quality work, praised both by the customer and by the company running the Bologna airport (Guglielmo Marconi airport).