Industrial doors in the fast lane at new BMW car showroom

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ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems UK are pleased to announce our involvement in the new BMW Cardiff dealership.

Completed by the contractor, MCS Group Ltd, this impressive dealership has up to 654 parking spaces, a workshop with 22 bays, and two buildings for car prep and repair.

ASSA ABLOY supplied an array of doors throughout the development including two OH1042F sectional doors to the handover bays. The OH1042F provided the perfect entrance solution for this application as the door maximises natural light and vision, allowing the safe passing of customers exiting in their new BMW.

In the workshop bays a total of three ASSA ABLOY 1042P have been supplied with three rows of fully glazed panels, providing the perfect blend of natural light and insulation to the workshop environment. Another key benefit to this door configuration is that it allows engineers from the outside of the building to quickly detect which bays are occupied on their approach to the bays.

To the service customer drop off area ASSA ABLOY RR3000 Vision high speed doors are fully glazed, ensuring that the customer has clean line of sight before driving their car into the service drop off. The doors rapidly opens and closes, ensuring that drafts, humidity, dust and dirt into the workshop are kept to a minimum.

On two other workshop entrances the client opted for the ASSA ABLOY RR3000 ISO, which was supplied with 8 double glazed lamellas, offering visibility and safety to BMW’s engineers and customers. This insulated high speed door, combines the superior thermal performance of a sectional door with the fast speeds and operational efficiency of a high speed door. The doors are ideal for heavy duty operation, with the ability to perform a million opening/closing cycles.

With two existing buildings already on-site, these were refurbished for car prep and repair. This provided a different challenge, as the existing building structure had reduced headroom requirements. The RR3000R was the perfect solution as it is designed for confined work spaces, to allow for greater clear opening height and with it a wider range of vehicles could access the building.

For all our range of RR3000 high speed doors, ASSA ABLOY supplied radar activation for entering and exiting the property, as well as presence detection which prevents the door from closing on moving or stationary vehicles.

Maximising the lifecycle of the door with regular maintenance

As well as the supply and installation of all the industrial doors, the company has also secured the Service contract with BMW Cardiff, which includes visiting site to check the health of the each and every door twice a year. 

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems have the UK’s largest network of highly trained Industrial Door Technicians on call 24/7, 365 days of the year, spanning the whole of the UK and are proud to serve many of the UK’s largest manufacturing and distribution companies.

Service and maintenance programmes devised by ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems cover all maintenance requirements for ours and competitors’ industrial doors, roller shutters, dock levellers, shelters, high speed doors and fabric hangar doors.