Bob Hurley FInstR, Director of Retail Engineering Solutions, looks at these two visible ways of driving cabinet efficiency and highlights the challenges and benefits involved.
During my career at Tesco, we trialled many door options – sliding, hinged and the fatally flawed universal door; hinged for replenishment, sliding for customers. These solutions were subject to myriad and diverse opinions which makes the decision-making process difficult and few of these were based on fact. Often, the retailer in an end user business felt the door was a barrier; the engineer felt it was an energy saver. And then there is the decision of which door ‘type’ is best!