Orgbar bring aluminium extrusion expertise to Gunnebo entrance controls
Quality, efficiency and giving the best advice are at the heart of everything that Orgbar undertakes.
When we were approached by Gunnebo at Southern Manufacturing, to consult on a new entrance control design, we had to convince a customer to consider aluminium extrusion for the first time.
Gunnebo produce high-end entrance controls for a variety of installations including premier office blocks, hotels and event and sports venues. The aesthetics of the product were critical and there were doubts that a finished aluminium product would deliver the same cache as other materials.
Getting involved in the project early ensured our designers collaborated on how it could work.
With Orgbar’s unique approach to working with a number of preferred extrusion and anodising partners, we selected and arranged visits to ensure our recommended clip-fit design would be the right solution – and a stainless steel finish look which would complement some of the black anodised elements.
This has been a tremendously successful product execution for Orgbar that has since led to three dies being developed for Gunnebo and them becoming our second biggest customer.
The work in the UK has also opened doors to Gunnebo work in Italy too.
"Orgbar helped us through the entire process from the early design and concept stage to full production, with their experience and knowledge proving invaluable to us. Since launching this product, we have used Orgbar for several other projects, where we have been able to lower costs and improve on some existing products. Through our relationship with Orgbar, we have particularly appreciated the hassle-free, friendly and efficient service and will look forward to dealing with them on other projects in the future."
- Nick Elkins, Design Engineer, Gunnebo Entrance Control LTD.
"We initially approached Orgbar to work with us on the introduction of our new product lines in 2014, which particularly focused on a modernised aesthetic. Having established a successful partnership we have since extended this supply chain to cover other products within our portfolio and continue to enjoy a reliable and hassle-free service."
- Matt Michaels, Production manager, Gunnebo Entrance Control LTD.