Large transport and shopping trolleys are sometimes difficult to manoeuvre, and tight curves or blocked aisles can therefore present a real challenge to many customers. Collisions can occur frequently in retail stores and warehouses even when smooth-running castors are used, and the resulting damage can often be substantial. This can be quite annoying – and also quite unnecessary, as such damage can be prevented by using practical bumpers from Wanzl.
Guide bumpers offer an extremely effective solution that can be quickly implemented. These bumpers run along the shelves in sales areas and showrooms. They are firmly anchored to the floor and run just a few centimetres above it, thereby ensuring that customers with shopping trolleys don't bump into the shelves or the merchandise in them. There are many different types of guide bumpers that can be used for this purpose. Another tried-and-tested principle here are robust ram protection hoops that can be placed in areas that are frequented by a large number of customers.
Effectively protecting sensitive areas
Inattentive customers who frequently bump into refrigerator or freezer units can cause damage that can be costly. Wanzl has therefore developed a special bumper for freezer units that is designed to fit the units perfectly and can even be equipped with ventilation louvres. This ensures that the unit's operation is not impaired in any way, even while its sensitive components are effectively protected against impact. Wanzl is able to adapt its bumpers in line with the specifications of various freezer unit manufacturers. Collisions are also a problem with security tag systems at store exits, but special protectors can effectively absorb the impact from shopping trolleys here.
Bumpers for large areas
Just about every warehouse or store has areas in which shopping or transport trolleys are not permitted – for example outside offices or WCs. Practical bollards from Wanzl have proved to be very effective here. They are clearly mounted so closely together that customers and employees immediately recognise that trolleys are not permitted in the area beyond them. These protective bollards are available in diameters of 80 mm or 100 mm and are made completely of high-quality stainless steel.