Kelley Loading Dock Solutions: A Legacy of Innovation

Posted On: April 15, 2015 in Dock Levelers

At McKinley Equipment, we have strong relationships with leading manufacturers of material handling, industrial lift, commercial door and loading dock equipment. Our longstanding relationships with the brands we represent ensure we have a thorough knowledge of the product lines and are well suited to deliver the best solutions for your needs.

When it comes to loading dock solutions, we are proud to represent the Kelley family of loading dock solutions. A brief look at Kelley shows why we continue to be excited to have them in our portfolio of product offerings, even after a 60-year relationship.

Kelley dock levelerWith a brand legacy dating back to 1953, Kelley is one of the oldest loading dock equipment companies in the world. The company has a rich history of developing innovative products to satisfy the evolving needs of the material handling industry. Since their inception, the list of industry leading innovation introduced by Kelley has played a significant role in shaping current loading dock methods. In 1953, Kelley invented the world’s first counterbalanced dock leveller, significantly reducing the effort required to level a dock with the trailer. The innovation continued through their history, with long list of industry firsts including:

  • First company to offer an air-powered dock leveller
  • First non-impact vehicle restraint
  • First automatic wheel chocking system, AUTO CHOCK® Wheel Restraint
  • First anti stump-out leg design, airDefense®
  • First dock seal with two-piece movable headpad, WearMaster® Dock Seal
  • First gravity biased, impactable dock shelter, FLEXFRAME®

Their passion for excellence in loading dock solutions is evident throughout their operation. For example, Kelley was one of the first companies in the industry to implement robotic welding of their assemblies as a means of improving product consistency and quality.

Today the comprehensive Kelley line includes dock levelers, vehicle restraints, integrated control systems, dock seals and shelters, HVLS warehouse fans, ergonomic scissor lift tables and a full array of products and services specifically designed to support customers’ sustainability initiatives.

At McKinley we will continue to proudly bring you the latest product offerings from Kelley. Contact your McKinley representative to learn more about the full range of Kelley’s high-quality, energy-efficient loading dock and warehouse solutions.