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dormakaba outlines changes to expanding sales division 

Andy Chapman, product sales division manager, is leaving specialist access control business dormakaba after 30 years of service. Fiona Adams will be stepping into the role. In addition, two new territory sales representatives have been brought into the business to support its continued growth. 

Joining the business back in 1990 as a territory sales representative, Chapman will now be taking a well-deserved retirement. David Stacey, regional sales director at dormakaba, explained to Risk Xtra: “Andy has consistently delivered superb, experienced-based knowledge for the benefit of his customers and his teams. For many years, he has also shared this expertise and supported the GAI education programme through lecturing, helping to write materials and invigilating at the examinations, committing a considerable amount of personal time to the industry.’’

Stacey added: “As a business, we will miss Andy in his well deserved retirement, but for me personally, I will be saying adieu to a trusted confident and a friend.”

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Andy Chapman

Currently sales manager at dormakaba, Fiona Adams worked in the construction industry for over a decade and has quickly developed a strong passion for dormakaba’s products and customer focus.

Stacey continued: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Fiona Adams to the role as a successor to Andy. Having joined dormakaba in October last year and moving from South Africa to do so, Fiona brings with her expertise in the supply of performance-critical products through specialist distribution channels, coupled with an approach that will continue to maintain our client focus and add value to the business. I look forward to seeing the Product Sales Division continue to evolve with Fiona at the helm.”

Commitment to growth

dormakaba has also recruited two new territory sales representatives to support its commitment to expansion and growth. Abi Ogunkeye is the new territory sales representative for mechanical key systems and access control products, while Nick Burns takes on the role of territory sales representative for door hardware in the southern and central UK areas.

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Fiona Adams

Burns previously worked as a key account manager for Thyssenkrupp, while Ogunkeye joins dormakaba from Hilti UK Ltd.

“It’s exciting to join dormakaba in this period of growth and a privilege to have the opportunity to work for a company with a first-class reputation for product and services,” enthused Burns.

Both Burns and Ogunkeye’s roles will rely on prior excellent customer service experience to maintain current customer relationships, while also growing and developing new business.

In conclusion, David Stacey observed: “It’s an exciting time at dormakaba as we continue to develop following the merger of DORMA and Kaba. We’re dedicated to delivering unparalleled service and innovative solutions, and I have no doubt that our new team will enhance this ethos significantly.”

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DORMA targets new levels of security with introduction of ST FLEX Secure solution for end users

DORMA’s new ST FLEX Secure automatic sliding door combines contemporary aesthetics with maximum security to provide a stylish solution for end users complete with the latest in anti-intruder and anti-vandalism protection.

Tested to the RC2 resistance standard, the automatic sliding doors feature burglar-resistant laminated safety glass with a secure four-point locking device at the main closing edge. A continuous floor guide rail and anti-tamper protection prevents the door from being levered out by would-be intruders.

In addition, the monitored battery back-up system renders the system suitable for emergency escape routes.

Ideal for projects where security is of paramount importance, ST FLEX Secure also ensures that building entrances maintain a welcoming Front of House set-up. Compliant with disabled access legislation in the UK and Ireland, the fine-framed, transparent frontage can be fully-integrated with DORMA access control for a discreet access solution.

DORMA’s entire range of automatic doors is designed for full compatibility with its CODIC MasterCard and MATRIX professional electronic access control solutions.

DORMA's ST FLEX Secure access control solution for end users

DORMA’s ST FLEX Secure access control solution for end users

Introduction of the Bluetooth SmartKey App

In addition, early next year will see the introduction of the Bluetooth SmartKey App. Compatible with all DORMA’s automatic doors, the App represents an innovative approach to access control with the traditional card or fob authentication being replaced by remote access via smart phone or watch.

The need for wall readers is eliminated as the technology is integrated into the door system, in turn avoiding potential tampering and abuse and adding to the solution’s minimalist appearance.

Phil Jones, strategic marketing manager at DORMA UK, said: “The ST FLEX Secure automatic sliding door offers facilities and security or risk managers a fantastic automatic door solution that combines a stylish and welcoming appearance with industry-leading security features. In combining this new product with our range of access control systems, we’re delighted to be able to offer end users an holistic approach to access solutions, providing fully-integrated systems to ensure the highest standards of consistency, convenience and quality.”

*For further information access the following video: https://youtu.be/WR6-184giRA

**Updates on the launch of the SmartKey App system are available at: www.dorma.com or follow @DORMAUK on Twitter

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