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Salvo DockMonitor Maximises Loading Dock Efficiency

MUMBAI, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

System Displays Real-time Site Performance and Individual Dock Statistics

Industrial safety specialist Castell (www.castell.com) has developed a data-gathering and analysis device to maximise loading dock efficiency. Salvo™ DockMonitor combines the Salvo™ safety system, a data-gathering device and a live graphical interface running on a PC to display overall site performance or individual dock statistics.

Photo: http://halmapr.com/castell/dockmonitor.jpg

The system's report function generates graphical reports on dock use, loading times, idle times, shift-to-shift comparison and maintenance. This information can then be exported to a range of standard file formats for further review and analysis.

Salvo™ DockMonitor has been designed to enable loading operations to run more efficiently by providing crucial information in real-time. Increasing efficiency at the loading dock cuts costs in terms of reducing the number of loading docks required in a facility and ensuring assets are used as economically as possible.

Modern logistics is a high-pressure industry. Increased fuel costs, congestion, tight delivery schedules and safety are all issues facing distributors and manufacturers in a highly competitive market. When capacity is tight, the cost of installing an additional loading dock can run into tens of thousands of pounds. Having staff and assets sat waiting for docks to become available during busy periods can also prove highly expensive.

Jason Reed, global Salvo™ business development manager, commented, "Salvo™ has been an important development in loading dock safety and implemented on thousands of loading docks worldwide. Salvo™ DockMonitor now adds a second dimension. Not only can customers be sure their site is safe, they can drive real efficiency through the loading process in a safe manner using real-time information. In operations where time is crucial and capacity is limited, Salvo™ DockMonitor will make a big impact."

Paul Marks, Castell's NPD director, explained the development process. "Building a tool like this has to involve the customers from an early stage to ensure the right information is delivered in the right manner. We have worked closely with our customers to ensure we have fully understood their requirements and the pressure their environments bring. Increasing efficiency at the loading dock can bring big rewards, such as reducing the number of loading docks required in a facility and ensuring assets are used as efficiently as possible."

About Castell Safety International Ltd.

Castell Safety International Ltd. (www.castell.com) was founded over 85 years ago in the United Kingdom. Since the inception of the industrial safety industry, Castell has been a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, developing products that keep pace with the needs of emerging markets and applications in all business sectors. Its products go beyond meeting legislation to create the safest working environments possible. The company now designs and manufactures the world's widest range of industrial safety systems and offers unrivalled experience in trapped key interlocking. The company operates from locations in London (UK), Chennai (India), Shanghai (China), Chicago (USA) and Cologne (Germany). Castell is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.

About Halma

Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology, is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has over 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India's economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has a hub office in Mumbai.

For further news about Castell in India and to subscribe to the Castell India RSS News Feed please visit our blog at: http://halmapr.com/news/castell-india/.

Company contact for Castell Safety International Ltd.:

Ashok Dhanasekaran, Application Engineer, adhanasekaran@castell.com, +91 9840631258

Primary Media Contact: Mr. Kuniyur J. Srinivasan, srini@halma.com, 91-22-67080400

Secondary Media Contact: Damian Corbet, damian.corbet@halma.com, 44-1494-789152

SOURCE Castell Safety International Ltd.




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