Dover Vanguard secures Service Contract for 120 Roller Shutters

Whilst Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters Ltd of Oldham, UK may be best known for being the market leader in the manufacture and supply of aluminium roller shutters they also have a long heritage in maintaining and servicing Roller Shutters in the Manchester area.

Recently they have just signed a 2 year service contract with Holy Cross School in Oldham, UK that will see them service 120 Roller Shutter doors over this period.

Another successful Commercial Vehicle Show for Dover Vanguard

The 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show was yet again a fantastic success for Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters of Oldham, United Kingdom. Held across three days at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, the Commercial Vehicle show sees some of the biggest names in the motor world come together to showcase their latest products.

With over 20,000 visitors attending, Dover Vanguard held pride of place with its vast range of vehicle roller shutters being displayed on 6 of the stands including IVECO, ISUZU, Maxi Low, Coolertech, Environtank and Doyles. The Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters range was one of the most featured Aluminium Vehicle Shutters at the show and continues to cement its place as one of the best in the market.

You can see a short video of some of the highlights of the show in the video below:

Vehicle Shutters and Doors

It has been a busy few months here at Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters and we thought we would share some of our new Vehicle Shutters and Doors that we have supplied to PickUp Systems for inclusion on their new vehicles.

Vehiicle Shutter and Doors

Our Vehicle Shutters and Doors allow for easy installation thanks to their design and can be used in a wide variety of vehicles as demonstrated in the many different builds that PickUp Systems carries out on a daily basis from Commercial Vehicles, Emergency Response Vehicles and  Fire Tenders.

Vehicle Shutters and Doors

The N35 Vehicle Roller Shutter is the Market Leading premium robust aluminium roller shutter door for Commercial, Fire and Emergency Services Vehicles that offers security, innovation and maximum weather sealing in one product thanks to its design and EPDM rubber weather sealing.

Vehicle Shutters and Doors

Exported around the world on a daily basis it is used in over 20 countries currently ranging from Australia to the United States of America. The Vehicle Shutters and Doors are constructed from heavy duty 35mm pitch extruded aluminium flat faced box section laths and can be finished in either anodised or powder coated to a range of colours. The N35 also features optional LED lighting with magnetic activation proximity switch and central locking with power fail safe.

Vehicle Shutters and Doors

UK Snow 2015 – Emergency Rescues

Heavy snow may have brought the North West to a standstill yesterday, January 29th 2015; however the vehicles of Pick Up Systems fitted with Dover Vanguard Aluminium Vehicle Roller Shutters continued to provide emergency response across the area.

UK Snow 2015

As featured on ITV News Report, click here to see it in full. The Mountain Rescue Ambulances; designed and built by Pick Up Systems overcame even the worst weather to reach those in need.

All the vehicles feature our Aluminium Vehicle Roller Shutters in the innovative design that has allowed emergency rescue teams across the country to provide fast response with a vehicle that can carry all the necessary equipment required to cope with any emergency.

UK Snow 2015

For more information on our Emergency Services Vehicle Roller Shutter range please contact

Vehicle Roller Shutters Export Dubai

Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters of Oldham took the opportunity when visiting Dubai for Intersec 2015 to meet up with Powertec UAE to discuss their new prototype vehicle for Dubai Police.

Vehicle Roller Shutter Export Dubai

The prototype vehicle is a large base Toyota Utility vehicle that has been converted to carry emergency service equipment and respond to any situation as a fast response. It features 2 N35 Aluminium Vehicle Roller Shutters on it and is the first design of this kind to be used by the Dubai Police Force. The vehicle is currently going through final testing stages and once it has been approved and certified will be rolled out across Dubai.

Vehicle Roller Shutters Export Dubai

Intersec Middle East Dubai 2015

Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters once again to returned to Dubai to take part in Intersec Middle East Dubai 2015 and to use this as an opportunity to visit with existing customers in and around the United Arab Emirates. Intersec Middle east Dubai remains one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibitions for Security and Safety industries in Europe, Middle East and extending into Asia.

Intersec Middle East Dubai 2015

Intersec 2015 took part this year from the 18th to 20th January 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 25,000 visitors attended this year, up from previously to engage and network with 1,237 exhibitors representing an amazing 131 countries. Intersec Middle East has become one of the key exhibitions in the Dover Vanguard calendar and this year was no exception.

Intersec Middle East Dubai 2015

With our work in Manufacturing and Exporting Aluminium Vehicle Roller Shutters and Doors for Emergency Services Vehicles, Intersec 2015 offers a chance to meet with our existing customers and to develop new ones. This year we saw a wealth of new designs and had the opportunity to discuss many prototype vehicles that are currently going through the production phase and feature our Roller Shutters.

Intersec Dubai Middle East 2015

If you are a manufacturer or designer of Emergency Service Vehicles who attended Intersec 2015 and would like to know more about the many different Roller Shutters and Doors we can supply direct to you please contact us at

Intersec Dubai Middle East 2015

Dover Vanguard has been manufacturing and supply Aluminium Roller Shutters and Truck Doors to the Commercial Vehicle and Emergency Service Vehicle markets since 1954, with over 60 years in the industry you know you are in safe hands with a Dover Vanguard Shutter. We currently export to over 30 countries around the world on a daily basis and count some of the business names in the Vehicle Building Industry as our proud customers. Please watch our video from Intersec 2015 here

Exporting Roller Shutters Estonia

Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters Ltd of Oldham, United Kingdom has just completed the manufacturing, supply and export of 15no N35 aluminium vehicle roller shutters to Ameerika Auto of Estonia.

Export Roller Shutters Estonia

The N35 Aluminium Roller Shutters have been manufactured at our Oldham factory with an anodized finish and will feature on the new rail vehicle for Estonian Railways Railway AdministrationEesti Raudtee which is the national railway company of Estonia. It owns a network of 691 kilometres of broad gauge railway throughout the country, including the 192 kilometres used by the Elron commuter trains around Tallinn.

Roller Shutter Vehilce Estonia

Dover Vanguard had originally supplied the N35 Roller Shutter in 2014 to Ameerika Auto to use on their prototype vehicle and has worked with them throughout the year to gain certification and approval from Eesti Raudtee for the new utility vehicle. The vehicle has now entered full production and these shutters mark the first of many to be exported from the United Kingdom to Estonia for this project.

Roller Shutter aluminium vehicle estonia

To find out how Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters can help you achieve the very best in Vehicle Roller Shutter manufacture and supply for your bespoke projects please contact us today on or view the website for more information on our vast product range. Dover Vanguard is committed to providing the highest quality Aluminium Vehicle Roller Shutters to the commercial vehicle and emergency service vehicle we currently supply and export to over 30 different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Aluminium Roller Shutters – Blog

Is Aluminium the new Steel? Looking to lighten the load for the commercial sector.

As we move further into the 21st Century one of the key aspects that continues to be important to the customer is the design and look of a product. From iPhones to cars, having those clean crisp design tones enables the end user to enjoy the full customer experience. At Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters Ltd of Oldham, Manchester we continue to deliver this in the form of Aluminium Architectural Roller Shutters that many of the top commercial retailers use as the first impression in the customer experience.

Whilst for years the standard Galvanised Steel Roller Shutter has been the ‘norm’ along the high street for security and protection, the one key area that it has always fallen down on is the industrial look it gives to the property. In fact many councils across the United Kingdom now require that you submit a planning application so that they can confirm that the design of the shop front is in the interests of maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and secure shopping environment for the area.

Gateshead Council, as an example, states that “A shop front that has been designed with skill and care gives the impression of quality and attractiveness. An emphasis on good quality design of shop fronts will in turn encourage investment and spending, increasing the vitality and viability of shopping areas, which will ultimately benefit all traders and shoppers in Gateshead therefore making a positive contribution to the character of the Borough.” As such, looking at how this can be achieved is a key aspect in any new build or renovation to an area.

Aluminium Roller Shutter

Dover Vanguard has enabled all of these many factors to be achieved in its extensive range of aluminium roller shutters, and has secured multiple contracts with leading door companies and major high street retailers who now feature their products from the design stage to the installation process. When Tesco stores required a roller shutter for their new Click and Collect pods they wanted a product that would not only offer security but an aesthetically pleasing look that could become a focal point for advertising. Their choice was the brand new N35 Aluminium Roller Shutter finished with their latest advert for fresh food; these doors are currently being rolled out across Tesco stores nationwide.

Aluminium Roller Shutter

Similarly when the new Mango store was designed to become a key focal point in Victoria Square, Belfast the first choice was the 4EA aluminium roller shutter. They required it to fit in with the modern look of the shopping centre, be integrated into the building process and match the company branding. This was achieved through colour matching in the powder coating process and the inclusion of punched aluminium lath that created an inline modern look.

Dover Vanguard supply direct to the trade across the globe from their modern factory in Oldham and their aluminium roller shutters are featured across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and America.


Exporting to Poland – N35 Aluminium Vehicle Roller Shutter

Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters Ltd of Oldham, United Kingdom has just completed the manufacturing, supply and export of 5no N35 aluminium vehicle roller shutters to Lock Systems of Poland.

Vehicle Roller Shutter Poland
The 5 N35 roller shutters have been fitted to a new Prototype Fire Rescue Service vehicle that will be used as a demonstration vehicle across Poland (as pictured) and was marked by a visit to Poland to show the ease of use and fitting of the N35 to Lock Systems as well as discuss future projects between the two companies.

Emergency Services Show 2014 – Show Report

Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters once again took pride of place at the 2014 Emergency Services show held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The event which is the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom brings together all areas of the Emergency Services with an exhibition covering 2 halls and an outside display area packed full of the latest in suppliers and manufacturers across the industry.

Emergecy Services Show 2014

One of the stars of the show was the new 6 wheel drive emergency response vehicle from Pickup Systems that features the newly profiled N35 Aluminium Vehicle Roller Shutter on both sides with the standard fit on the rear. The new AT 6×6 is built on the brand new Arctic Trucks chassis and continues Pickup systems mandate of providing the best bespoke solutions to the emergency services across the world. The N35 also had a strong showing on the Amdac-Carmichael stand featuring on not one but two of their exhibition vehicles.

Emergecy Services Show 2014

Emergecy Services Show 2014