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

Dover Vanguard Visit IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hannover, Germany

Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters Ltd of Oldham, Manchester recently visited the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hannover, Germany. The IAA 2014 is the world’s leading trade fair for mobility, transportation and logistics, it is special because practically all the suppliers are represented alongside the manufacturers. The IAA is therefore the world’s only mobility fair which represents the entire commercial vehicle industry along the whole value-added chain, providing the best conditions for good business.

IAA 2014

In total 2,066 exhibitors from 45 countries were presenting this industry’s drive for innovation at the world’s most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics. The number of exhibitors this year had risen by another 9 per cent and is only just below the record level from 2008. This is the second largest number since the IAA Commercial Vehicles has been a separate show, it also saw the largest ever exhibition space, which had increased again to nearly 265,000m².

IAA 2014

Visiting IAA gave Dover Vanguard an opportunity to catch up with its current customers as well as meet potential future customers.

IAA 2014

Exporting to Norway – Stainless Steel Roller Shutters

Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters Ltd of Oldham, United Kingdom has just secured an export order to Norway for 40no. 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Roller Shutter to Metallteknikk of Sandnes, Norway.

Metallteknikk Logo

The shutters will be used to form fire hose cabinets which will be fitted across the Norwegian Rail Infrastructure in 2014-2015. Dover Vanguard will be visiting Norway in late October to discuss this venture as well as future plans and ideas that can be used in the R and D of developing new products for their customers across the globe.