For ID Logistics, POWERCHOCK is an efficient solution to reduce accident risks at loading docks

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Photo: ID Logistics Châtres securing its docks with the POWERCHOCK restraining system

ID Logistics in brief

ID Logistics, headed by Eric Hémar, is an international contract logistics group, with a turnover of 1,911 million euros in 2021. ID Logistics manages 360 sites in 18 countries, representing nearly 8 million square meters in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, with 28,000 employees. With a customer portfolio balanced between the retail, industry, healthcare and e-commerce, ID Logistics is characterized by offerings involving a high level of technology. The Group has been developing a social and environmental approach through a number of original projects since its creation in 2001, and is now firmly committed to an ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility policy (CSR).

Safety and risk prevention: key objectives for ID Logistics

“Logistics is now the lifeblood of the business and is becoming increasingly important as the business grows. This is evidenced by the evolution of the number of warehouses in the territory over the past 15 years. In this context, it seems essential to highlight the health and safety aspects of our business and to improve the working conditions of our employees. As the number of warehouses increases, so will the number of employees and loading docks, and therefore more risks, states Thierry DAUX, Director of Operational Risk Management at ID Logistics.

ID Logistics intends to respond to these issues by positioning itself as a benchmark company in terms of health and safety at work. ID Logistics France’s general management has entered into 31 commitments with CARSAT for the pupose of reducing work-related accidents and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). These commitments must be achieved by 2025. Lastly, the Group’s CSR department is working on the Group Charter, which includes the matter of dock restraints.

Photo: Vehicle secured with the POWERCHOCK 3 wheel lock system

Véhicule sécurisé avec le système de blocage-de-roue-POWERCHOCK-3

The problem of loading docks

Equipping loading docks with vehicle restraint systems is therefore a real necessity for ID Logistics. For example, one of its Paris warehouses has more than 100 docks and now serves all the stores of a furniture chain in France. It employs 600 people on a daily basis, 30% of which work on the loading docks, either loading or unloading. For the logistician, it is therefore unthinkable to have dock doors that are unusable due to faulty wheel lock systems. The vehicle immobilization devices installed at the docks must be simple, reliable over time and able to withstand a high load of use – all the while being adapted to the environment of the logistics site and to the users, such as forklift operators, handlers or truck drivers.

Photo: The POWERCHOCK 3 servicing system is easy to handle

Le-système-d’asservissement-POWERCHOCK-3-est-facile-à manipuler

GMR Safety’s approach allowed us to find an efficient solution to reduce the risks at the dock.

The meeting with GMR Safety

ID Logistics and GMR Safety meet at Club DEMETER, an association dedicated to responsible and sustainable logistics. After viewing the presentation of the Powerchock wheel-blocking systems, Thierry DAUX was convinced that this was the solution to his needs: a wheel chock system that would immobilize the truck to the dock and prevents the driver from leaving – effectively and for the duration.


The Powerchock system as viewed by ID Logistics

The pure player in contract logistics identifies four main advantages of the servicing system:

  • Robustness,
  • Simplicity,
  • Adaptation to the reality of the field,
  • Duration of the warranty.

Photo: The POWERCHOCK control box ensures instant and safe communication between the driver outside and the workers inside the warehouse


In addition, the solution meets the constraints of the labour inspection and the CARSAT. It offers safer working conditions and allows site managers and operators to work more serenely.

“GMR Safety’s approach allowed us to find an efficient solution to reduce the risks at the dock.  By installing a
Powerchock wheel chock where heavy truck traffic occurs during the day, we ensure the safety of the personnel. Although the equipment is a little more expensive than the competition, over time it generates a better ROI because there are no after-sales costs, no maintenance costs and the system has a five-year parts warranty.
The Powerchock restraint system is not a consumable, it is robust for the duration and becomes part of the building! 

The benefits of working with GMR Safety

“GMR Safety has the ability to adapt its tools. Whether it’s wheel guides or floor-mounted retaining plates, for example, there will always be solutions hidden within the surroundings! The company is part of the long-term, is transparent on its functioning and allows the implementation of a durable partnership, concludes Thierry DAUX.

Moreover, as a consequence of a long-term collaboration, ID Logistics has committed to equip all of its new logistics platforms in France with Powerchock security systems. An international partnership is also being developed.