Folding security shutters from The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) were recently installed at The Body Shop store located in Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast. A global cosmetics, skincare and perfume brand owned by Brazilian company Natura, The Body Shop operates through a network of 3000-plus stores in more than 66 countries.

Several tenancies at the QIC-owned Robina Town Centre feature ATDC’s folding security shutters. Working closely with reputed project managers Ramvek, ATDC completed The Body Shop installation under tight deadlines and with some challenging requirements.

Aligned with the company policy in place across The Body Shop global network, ATDC’s security shutters needed to be supplied with a special green powder-coated finish. Since a precise Australian Dulux powdercoat equivalent to this special green colour was unavailable, ATDC sent each individual metal link for the folding security shutters from their Sydney factory down to Ramvek’s Melbourne warehouse to be put through Ramvek’s powder-coating facility for the application of the special powdercoat finish. The finished metal components were then shipped back individually to ATDC for reassembly in Sydney.

Given the extended turnaround for this process, time was indeed one of the primary challenges during the execution of the project. Moreover, sizing for these folding security shutters had to be determined well in advance of the store being built. Ramvek was able to supply detailed CAD drawings of the planned store design and layout.

Since the new store was to have sloping floors, the exact height and gradient could only be determined precisely once the finished floor was actually laid. ATDC had to make further allowances and adjustments to the height of these shutters, particularly to achieve effective lock up of the store since the up/down locking mechanisms had to get sufficient purchase into the floor at various intervals. Extended floor throw bolts were developed by ATDC to achieve up to a 100mm fall in the finished floor level.

ATDC was able to perfectly match the special radius curves for these shutters by following the arc as indicated in Ramvek’s CAD drawings.

ATDC installed their S08 model curved folding security shutters at the Robina Town Centre store with all of the challenging requirements met – well on time for handover of the store to the customer for trading.

ATDC’s folding security shutters are sold in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional towns across Australia including Geelong, Newcastle, Darwin, Hobart, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. ATDC also exports to the UAE, the Asia Pacific, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.