The Swarovski Group recently installed expandable gates in a mobile, trackless design at one of their new stores in Stockholm, Sweden. A European producer of crystal jewellery and accessories, Swarovski is headquartered in Wattens, Austria.

The expandable gates installed by Swarovski are configured in a multi-angled shape to accommodate the unique layout of the storefront. The trackless and freestanding design of the expandable gates eliminates the need for overhead support structures, simplifying installation since there is no requirement for structural bulkheads or headroom.

Key features of these expandable gates include standard heights of 2020mm or 2520mm; unlimited span due to their unique modular design; absence of cumbersome and unwieldy removable mullions simplifying operation for staff; precision engineered steel sections; multiple locking options; and choice of steel or aluminium construction based on the application.

Compact, secure and strong, these expandable gates are sufficiently lightweight to operate on a series of heavy duty 75mm bottom thermoplastic rubber non marking castors. The aluminium expandable gates are recommended for highly corrosive marine environments.

In the Swarovski application, the expandable gates featured a high quality gloss pearl white powder-coated finish and sharp precision angled lines to blend in with the aesthetics of the storefront.

Expandable gates from The Australian Trellis Door Company are OH&S tested for safety and come with a detailed, written and independent WHS Risk Assessment. The gates are also independently tested for dynamic impact, simulated climbing, and wind force overturn conditions under the Australian Standard AS 4687 -2007 Temporary Fencing and Hoardings. Further testing has been successfully completed for emergency egress under the Building Code of Australia where required.

ATDC’s expandable gates are ideal for temporary lockup at pop-up stores, kiosks and tenancies; access control for shopping centres and public buildings; and Worksafe applications such as construction sites, events, entertainment venues, factory warehouses and loading docks.

ATDC’s expandable gates are also available for hire on a long, medium or short term basis.