Two of Europe’s leading architectural door brands, Boon Edam and Gilgen are partnering in Australia to bring architects, designers and specifiers, wider choice and more service from a single co-ordinated source.

Boon Edam is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of architectural revolving doors and complementary security entrances, with sales to Fortune 500 companies in 27 countries, across corporate, hospitality, health, data centres, diplomatic missions, and public and private entities.

Similarly, Gilgen is an internationally successful supplier of automatic doors and gates, continuously seeking to exceed conventional industry standards in development, production, assembly and service. Gilgen is represented in Australia by distributor Access Entry.

The partnership between the 149-year-old Boon Edam and Gilgen, which recently celebrated 60 years of international sales and more than 20 years in Australia, mirrors a similar partnership between the two brands in Europe.

Boon Edam Australia managing director Michael Fisher and Access Entry managing director Richard Whitfield agree that both companies are focusing on customer needs in this partnership.

“We are both deeply service oriented and seek to make the selection, installation and commissioning process as smooth as possible for our clients,” Fisher said.

“Both of us appreciate that there are different needs in different parts of the facilities that will emerge in the drive towards quality and security over the coming decade, so we seek to make the choices far smoother than it usually is when more limited suppliers are proposing only one solution to multiple issues.

“The emerging markets for premium presentation and functionality will be discriminating and thorough in their entrance choices. Boon Edam has one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of entrance solutions, and with our partnership with Gilgen, we are putting the specifier’s needs first.”

The partnership will deliver architects, builders, façade consultants, fabricators, facility managers and specifiers enhanced access to the global ranges of complementary door systems, so they can obtain revolving doors, security entrances and automatic and sliding doors from one co-ordinated source where required.

“Among many other benefits, it will enable specifiers to better serve expanding markets post Covid, which will be more concerned than ever before about controlling access and egress to and from facilities and governing who may use them and who poses health or security issues,” Fisher observed.

“Boon Edam and Gilgen offer complementary comprehensive ranges of touchless entry solutions, designed to make entry simpler, more user-friendly, and more hygienic.

“This is particularly important in financial and data centres, for example, and public facilities such as hospitality, health and aged care where it will be more important than ever to regulate threats at the front door and ensure that virus protection and visitor spacing measures are observed.

“The combined range of entry solutions is also eminently suited to clubs, pubs, hotels and hospitality venues seeking hygienic, touchless entrances that also allow for better climate control and reduced strain on HVAC systems.

“Both Access Entry and ourselves have considerable expertise in these areas, and a reputation for service that makes the job easier and more effective by selecting the right design of doors for exterior and interior use.

“As part of our new partnership, Boon Edam and Gilgen are collaborating on market offerings that make product specification, cost calculation and project communication even easier for architects, façade consultants, fabricators and building specifiers,” Fisher added.

Boon Edam produces revolving door entrances for some of the world’s most prestigious Fortune 500 companies as well as top hotels and leading health facilities, particularly in the USA and Europe. The brand’s entrances are particularly valued for their form and function as they make impressive design statements while achieving energy efficiency, comfort and protection from airborne hazards including man-made pollution and natural allergens.

Based on their “always open, always closed” design principle, Boon Edam’s entrance solutions conserve energy by excluding excessive heat or cold, which allows HVAC systems to perform better.

Both Gilgen and Boon Edam are introducing new designs to Australia for general and specialist markets, such as Boon Edam’s new Circle slide design, for example, with curved automatic sliding doors that elegantly cater to the access needs of people with a disability, or those that require mobility aids.