Expansion in Australia

As of the 2nd of July 2018, Gilgen Door Systems AG has become a shareholder in its Australian business partner Access Entry Pty Ltd.

Access Entry is located in Carrum Downs, Victoria where its manufacturing, sales and service teams are based. The customer service focus of Access Entry has seen significant growth in recent years to become a major automatic door supplier in the Victorian market. The company was formed in 2001 and has been representing Gilgen Door Systems since 2015.

“This investment of Gilgen into our business will allow us to expand beyond our current markets and become a major player in the automatic door industry in Australia. We are excited that Gilgen Door Systems have seen fit to align with Access Entry and support us with our growth strategies” says General Manager Richard Whitfield.

Gilgen Door Systems AG is a supplier of drive devices and complete configurations for door, gate and wall systems. Furthermore, the Company is one of the world’s leading supplier of platform screen doors for use on railways. Gilgen Door Systems was founded in 1961 and has its headquarters in the Swiss town of Schwarzenburg. Gilgen's worldwide workforce of more than thousand employees is dedicated to ensuring the maximum availability of the company’s automatic systems. Gilgen Door Systems operates via representative sales and service partners in more than 70 countries. For the automatic door and gate business, the Company runs subsidiaries and wholly owned customer-service centres in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Austria. The subsidiaries for the platform screen doors business are situated in Sweden and Hong Kong.

Gilgen Door System’s internationally tried-and-tested drive systems, its widely recognised quality assurance system certified to ISO 9001, 14000 and 18000 standards and the company’s market-oriented approach to innovation all help to make Gilgen Door Systems one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive systems and complete turnkey solutions.

“Australia is a prosperous market and offers a large marketplace for Gilgen Door products. I’m very excited that we have found with Access Entry the right partner for a long term relationship. I believe our products will enhance Access Entry’s offering and I think we will achieve great success together” says CEO Martin Plüss.

For more information please contact:
- Richard Whitfield, General Manager at Access Entry Pty Ltd (Tel +61 03 8773 4200)
- Martin Plüss, CEO of Gilgen Door Systems (Tel. + 41 31 734 41 11)


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