EFAFLEX SST-PS University of Queensland – Engineering, Brisbane, Queensland

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IDEAL SOLUTION FOR ENVIRONMENT CONTROL

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As you walk into any milk bar or takeaway in Australia, chances are you wrestle your way through a plastic strip curtain. Marcus Tutty’s company Premier Plastics manufactures those multi-coloured strip doors on Australian shores, and the managing director is the first to admit “they drive most people mad.”

Somewhat primitive in design, the entrance coverings longevity – from the 70’s – is proof enough of their effectiveness (health authority approved) and testament of the Victorian company’s ingenuity and superiority when it comes to access solutions.

Premier Plastics manufactures these plastic strip curtains, flexible plastic doors, high impact traffic doors and high-speed Rapid Auto-Roll doors for commercial and industrial applications. The brand’s 100% Australian manufactured products have a range of features including security and ease of access.

The ideal solution for environmental control (dust, insects, temperature and noise), the made-to-order range is used in a variety of applications, from small internal doorways or large external openings subject to high wind, to freezers or Class 1 Zone 1 environments.

In conjunction with our partner company DMF International in Sydney, Premier Plastics has added to its range by becoming the Australian agent for the large multi-national German company, EFAFLEX GmbH & Co KG. Premier Plastics is fully accredited to sell, install and service their vast range of hi-tech, high-speed doors.

The University of Queensland’s Advanced Engineering Building is Australia’s latest architectural masterpiece to showcase the EFAFLEX range.

The structure features four EFAFLEX high-speed doors in three different configurations to suit the varied sized openings, and as Mr Tutty explains, they meet the client’s high expectations.

“Due to the high level of traffic expected on site, acoustic qualities were of particular concern, as too was speed and the inherent very high safety and security aspect of these doors was also a deciding factor, plus their automated, fast opening and closing nature meets these requirements.”

Mr Tutty credits his sales and technical team, led by Anthony Comegna and Alex Petrovic, and the company’s partner in Brisbane, Andrew Turvey of I.Deal Doors, all working closely with EFAFLEX for securing the high profile contract after a detailed consultation process.

“We worked with the architects during design to create a product that met all their specifications, including being sympathetic to the building design without compromising the product’s existing features.”

“There are two conventional round spiral doors, one low lintel spiral, and a relatively new, round, space saving spiral door. When I say conventional, it is probably anything but. These doors do not roll up per se, instead, the door curtain enters into a spiral at the top enabling the very high speeds, virtually no noise during operation, and as the door curtain does not touch itself as it opens and shuts there is absolutely no wear on the door curtain during its entire life.”

Ordered from Germany in late October 2012, the shipment is expected on the St Lucia building site in February 2013. Installation is anticipated for March (dependent on the building schedule) and Premier Plastics’ EFAFLEX technician will fly to Brisbane for the installation assisted by on-site contractors.

Premier Plastics is committed to remaining a front-runner in the field. Mr Tutty considers personnel development key to the established company’s continued success, with plans to extend his team of German-trained EFAFLEX specialists to three in 2013.

As an independent wholly owned Australian company, Premier Plastics is proud of its 40+ year history. Founded as a plastic extrusion solution company in the mid 60’s, since acquiring the business in 1991, Mr Tutty has added a diversity of products, and the business has been purely door focused since selling the extrusion division in 2010. Premier Plastics now employs 11 personnel and is highly-regarded for providing bespoke ingress solutions for any situation.

The Victorian-based company’s capacity to met client briefs and produce custom-made entries to exact specifications has driven its recent growth. Premier Plastics is currently contracted to produce 20 units for the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) in Campbellfield, Victoria: 16 EFAFLEX doors and four tailor-made doors. The 16 EFAFLEX products are mostly hi-tech clean room doors, capable of working automatically in an absolute germ-free environment.

A true nation-wide contractor Premier Plastics has several Tasmanian-based clients, namely, a supply and install contract for three large doors (approximately 8m x 7m) at the Australian Antarctic Division redevelopment on Macquarie Wharf No. 2, Hobart, for TasPorts, a five door order for Costa Logistics temperature controlled warehouse expansion in Devonport, and a five door contract for dairy giant Murray Goulburn’s new milk processing facility in Smithton.

A preferred dairy industry contractor, Premier Plastics produced six custom-made doors for Fonterra in late 2012. Other recent high profile clients include: Boral Cement, Hospira, Doncaster BMW, Toyota Altona, Robert Bosch, ADF Bandianna, and Bunnings.

For more information contact Premier Plastics.

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