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Insulated roller shutters for doors: how they can cut your heating bill

How insulated roller shutters for doors can cut your heating bill
Find out how Hart insulated roller shutters for doors can help to reduce your heating bills...
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Hart security door systems: a look back at 2023

2023 has seen Hart Doors exceed expectations in all areas of business...
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Komatsu

High speed doors and shutters for Komatsu
We installed more than 60 high speed doors and shutters for Komatsu, including Speedor Cleanroom, Speedor Storm and electric roller shutters.
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Nissan Battery Plant

Conveyor doors developed bespoke for Nissan Battery Plant
100 bespoke conveyor screens were designed for a new manufacturing process at the Nissan battery plant manufacturing facility.
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Siemens Power

Sliding ceilings supplied for Siemens Power
We designed, manufactured, supplied, delivered and installed electrically-operated sliding ceilings for Siemens Power.
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Gatwick Airport

Hart implemented a series of conveyor fire shutters into the new baggage handling system for Gatwick Airport's South Terminal Pier 1.
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Port of Tyne

Hart manufactured external doors for Port of Tyne
We designed, manufactured and installed four external doors for Port of Tyne's mobile hoppers.
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Rubb Buildings

Rubb Buildings required industrial doors for temporary buildings
Hart has supplied Rubb with more than 100 industrial doors for temporary buildings worldwide.
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Kerry Foods

New doors for food processing facilities at Kerry Foods
Hart manufactured 20 doors for food processing facilities at Kerry Foods, including Speedor Storm, Speedor Mini and Speedor Cleanroom.
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Procter & Gamble

New industrial doors for pharmaceutical company Procter and Gamble
Hart manufactured, installed and serviced more than 70 industrial doors for pharmaceutical company Procter & Gamble across six sites.
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ForFarmers

Speedor installation at a grain feed company
21 industrial doors for agriculture firm ForFarmers, including Speedor Super, Speedor Storm, Speedor Mini, were installed at various sites.
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Veolia Environmental

Speedor Storm doors manufactured, installed and serviced for Veolia
Hart carried out a nationwide replacement of 60-plus doors, including Speedor Storms and industrial roller shutters.
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DuPont

Hart Doors have manufactured, installed and serviced industrial doors for DuPont since 1985
We manufactured, installed and serviced industrial doors for DuPont, including Speedor Super, Speedor Storm, Speedor Mini and fire shutters.
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Dubai Metro

insulated shutters manufactured for Dubai Metro
Hart Doors manufactured 200 insulated roller shutters, both fire rated and non-fire rated, for various depots on the Dubai Metro.
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Taylors

high speed roller shutters installed for Taylors of Harrogate
External and internal Speedors, fire shutters, pedestrian doors, an electric roller shutter and an insulated roller shutter were installed for Taylors of Harrogate.
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Grain Facilities – Gerico France

Speedor Storm external doors for flour mill
Hart supplied over 21 Speedor Storm high speed external doors for grain facilities in Mombasa, Kenya.
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Nissan Car Plant

ATEX doors installed for Nissan
Hart has supplied more than 200 doors to the Nissan car plant, including 10 Speedor Cleanroom for one recent project.
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Heathrow

Hart installed conveyor shutters for international airport Heathrow
Hart has installed more than 280 doors across all terminals including high speed smoke screens, fire conveyor shutters, security shutters, internal and external high speed doors, insulated fast action doors, sectional doors and pedestrian doors.
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Amazon

Warehouse doors for Amazon warehouse
Following the successful installation of Speedor Storms and Speedor Mini at Amazon in 2016, Hart was chosen as a reliable and trusted supplier.
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Infrastructure

Hart has supplied hundreds of industrial doors for infrastructure projects both across the UK and internationally.
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Yorkshire Water

Security shutters for water company Yorkshire Water
Hart supplied electric roller shutters, SR3 security shutters and pedestrian doors to Yorkshire Water as part of a project to secure the site.
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Baldovie EfW CHP

Hart supplied 7 Insulated Roller Shutters and 1 external High Speed Door to Baldovie EFW CHP
Hart supplied seven insulated roller shutters and one high speed external door to Baldovie EfW CHP, an energy-from-waste site in Dundee.
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Arla Foods

Speedor Mini high speed doors for Arla Foods
Arla Foods is a major dairy company producing the best dairy products. It is a farmer-owned company committed to high standards.
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London Stadium

Roller doors for the leisure stadia sector
London Stadium (formerly and also known as Olympic Stadium) is a multi-purpose outdoor stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London.
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Cargill

New rapid roll shutter doors installed for Cargill
Cargill is an international food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services business. Cargill connects farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with nourishment.
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Reduce your building carbon footprint – how automatic doors help

Green automatic doors - reduce building carbon footprint
One of the key takeaways from COP26 was to secure net-zero by 2050 to stop the rising global temperatures. Global warming contributes to extreme weather conditions; not only do the rising temperatures cause drought, forest fires and rising sea levels, but the increased water vapour in the atmosphere can lead to flooding and destruction due to more frequent heavy rain and intensified hurricanes.
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Typhoon roller shutter doors supplied globally

Typhoon resistant roller doors
Hart Doors supplies typhoon resistant roller shutters globally. Get in touch to find out more and arrange a quotation.
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Which shutters are right for my business?

Which shutters? Red roller shutter doors
It can be a daunting task choosing which shutters are the right ones for your business. We explore the different types of shutters available.
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What are insulated roller shutter doors?

Grey insulated roller shutter doors
Insulated roller shutter doors provide superior thermal performance whilst reducing noise pollution and draughts. We explain more here.
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What you need to know about high-speed rapid roll doors

High-speed rapid roll doors
Versatile, efficient and commonly used. Here's what you need to know about high-speed rapid roll doors.
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Energy Efficient Buildings – Specifying High Speed Doors

Specifying high speed doors - row of external yellow roller doors
Specifying a high-speed door has a number of benefits. Having the right door will save time and money, and efficiency from the outset.
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Hart Doors reveals its super- advanced security shutter

Super advanced security shuttter
With a history of developing its own range of advanced industrial doors such as its Speedor high-speed doors, demand from South East Asia has led Hart Doors to develop a new version of its Typhoon security shutters range which can withstand wind speeds of circa 165mph. “With our knowledge of the intense pressures generated by…
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New shutters following storm damage

New shutters following storm damage
Hart Door Systems has completed the installation of five steel shutters on a major Northumberland grain silo which had suffered significant damage on its existing shutters caused by storm Arwen.
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What is the Difference Between Roller Shutter and Roller Door?

High Speed Door - Speeder Storm
What is the difference between a roller shutter and roller door? Hart Doors answers your question, read on to find out.
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Doors contract for helicopter company completes

High speed Speedor Mini installation
Hart Doors has completed an installation of five Speedor Minis, the high-performance interior roller door that delivers higher operating speeds than traditional sectional doors or roller shutters. The client is an international manufacturer of helicopters. The installation required a reliable, internal, high-speed roll-up door designed for frequent use in high traffic situations. Speedor Mini was…
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Which security rating do I need? LPS1175 security ratings explained

High security door
Hart manufactures a range of LPS1175 security shutters with security ratings of SR1, SR2, SR3 and SR4, tested and certified by the LPCB.
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Why maintenance is more than just keeping your doors functional

Door maintenance call out and repair
Maintenance is more than just keeping your doors functional. Book a service with Hart Doors to ensure you comply with regulations.
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Train-care depot gets new Hart roller shutters

Train-care- depot gets new roller shutters
A train-care depot in Wimbledon has had new Hart Doors high speed roller shutters installed.
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Hart’s continuing drive for energy efficiency

Energy saving graphic
Busy facilities inevitably have busy doors. Automatic high speed doors like Hart's Speedor can play a pivotal role in improving energy efficiency.
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Seven Storms Solution

Speedor Storm installation
Speedor Storm installation - five doors for high traffic and exceptional wind resistance.
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High-performance airlock doors for major manufacturer

Two Speedor high speed automatic doors - installation
Hart Doors has installed a pair of high-speed Speedor Storm doors at a major manufacturing and recycling plant in the Midlands.
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What Type of Commercial Doors Are Best?

Yellow doors
Choosing the right commercial doors for your business can be challenging at the best of times. There are countless designs, materials, features and configurations to choose from, so it’s important to consider performance, purpose and function.
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High-speed works for feed company

Speedor installation at a grain feed company
These large Speedors, designed and manufactured by Hart Door Systems of Newcastle upon Tyne, are part of a comprehensive, multi-unit,high-speed door installation for an internationally operating feed company that offers total feed solutions for conventional and organic livestock producers. The doors, installed at feed intake tipping bays, improve aesthetics of the facility, prevent ingress of…
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3 Ways to keep a cleanroom ‘clean’ – surfaces, air, operation

Speedor installation in Leicester
3 ways to keep a cleanroom clean. How to control a cleanroom environment and the role that access plays.
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Best Ways To Secure Your Business Premises

Intruder trying to break through business premise security
Boost security in your workplace. Hart Doors looks at the best ways to secure your business premises.
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Control the internal temperature in your factory/warehouse

3 ways to control internal temperatures.
It is a challenge to maintain internal temperatures within a building. Here are 3 ways to control it.
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Largest Typhoon order for Hart

Installation of largest Typhoon order doors
Hart Doors received its largest order for Typhoon shutters following installation of similar shutters at Hong Kong’s International airport.
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5 Speedors for Ineos

Speedor installation at Ineos
Four Speedor Storms and one Speedor Mini were part of the rebuild and refurbishment of the Ineos facility in County Durham.
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How to Ensure Your Business Premises is Safe and Secure

Intruder trying to break through business premise security
Securing the entrance to your business is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your property remains safe. The level of protection you require will depend on the type of business you run, where your property is located, the risks you face and a variety of other factors.
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Hart Doors completes environmental solutions contract

Door installation for environmental solutions company
Hart Doors has completed the installation of nine roller shutters at a major environmental solutions facility at Farnborough, Hampshire.
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Hart Doors completes environmental solutions contract

nine rollers shutters at a major facility at Farnborough, Hampshire
Working for a leading environmental solutions company, Hart Doors has completed the installation of nine rollers shutters at a major facility at Farnborough, Hampshire.
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Ready for the Storm? Hart’s wind-resistant high-speed industrial door is

Hart's wind-resistant high-speed industrial door, Speedor Storm
The wind-resistant Speedor Storm is ready for anything the weather can throw at it.
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What are the different types of industrial doors?

Different types of industrial doors
Touching on a few types of industrial doors to help you meet your access, environmental control and security needs.
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Senior appointments at Hart

Two senior appointments in Hart Doors sales team with David Mason as UK Sales Manager and Brian Woodcock as Sales Executive for the Midlands and South West.
Hart Doors has made two senior appointments in its sales team with David Mason as UK Sales Manager and Brian Woodcock as Sales Executive for the Midlands and South West.  “We have had a strong year across both UK and export sectors. With scheduled retirements we have had a timely opportunity to recruit to the…
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The Importance of Maintaining Your Security Shutters

SR4 security shutters for Western Power
Why you should maintain your security shutters. Find out five reasons, how to do it, what you can do yourself and booking a service.
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The benefits of longevity

Hart Speedor old and new Speedor Storm
Upgrade of one of our doors in a high traffic location by a Hart client after 34 years of use! The door has been replaced by a Speedor Storm.
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Which Types of Doors are Suitable for Warehouses or Factories?

Internal roller door
Warehouses and factories require specific types of doors to ensure they are safe and functional spaces. As with any kind of regulated environment, only certain types of doors will be suitable.
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Tackling waste sector challenges

Tackle waste sector challenges like odour and vermin with high speed rolling doors
Tackling waste sector challenges. How we can help you overcome common problems like vermin and odour.
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Construction partnership for Hart

construction partnership for Hart
High-performance industrial door specialist Hart Door Systems has teamed up with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver a range of doors as part of a £4 million new build warehouse and distribution centre.
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How do security shutters work?

How do security shutters work?
Security shutters are available in a wide range of types, sizes, styles and security ratings. But what do these mean and how do they work?
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Explore hands-free access – for a safe and secure workplace

Hands free access in a hospital
Still using a push button door system? Or are you looking to upgrade the safety and security of your doors? Take a look at the hand-free activators we can offer.
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Hart Doors on track

Hart Doors insulated roller shutters installation at the Wimbledon Traincare depot
Hart Doors has completed another contract at the Wimbledon Traincare depot, with the installation of new insulated roller shutters.
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Hart completes more high speed doors for Nissan

High speed doors for Nissan
Hart has completed a major contract for a range of doors and shutters at Nissan Manufacturing UK’s car plant, Sunderland.
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More Hart’s Speedors in Africa

Hart Speedors in Africa
Two Hart Speedors, the high-speed environmental doors, are the latest to be installed at the Bakhresa Group’s Buguruni flour mill, Africa’s largest flour mill.
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Designed for hygiene – engineered for endurance

Hart Speedor Cleanroom doors, designed for hygiene
Our association with many major manufacturing sectors through our wide range of door products is widely acknowledged. One sector includes the UK’s biggest sector, the £100bn food and drink industry, which employs over 4 million people.
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Hart on ITV Tyne Tees

Hart Doors being filmed for ITV Tyne Tees news
Hart Doors has featured on a special news report on ITV Tyne Tees focussing on the importance of Newcastle Airport to the North East economy.
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Storms good for Hart

Hart Speedor Storm doors
Hart Doors has installed three Speedor Storm doors at an in-vessel composting facility capable of processing 60,000 tonnes of waste a year.
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Hands-free door activators range to provide hygienic access

hands-free activators for doors
We have expanded our range of contactless door activators to support businesses in providing safe, secure and hygienic working environments.
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Growth for Hart

Growth for Hart Doors in Newcastle upon Tyne
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Hart Doors' heritage stretches back to 1946. Despite the difficulties in the world markets since the first lockdown in March, we have had a record order intake in the export market and have made three key managerial appointments.
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Food Manufacturing Cleanrooms

Doors for food manufacturing cleanrooms
Hart Door Systems has completed the installation of a major contract comprising Speedor Cleanrooms, Speedor Storms and a Firebrand fire shutter for a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of flavourings, extracts and essences.
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Hart completes EfW Baldovie contract

Hart Doors completes EFW Baldovie contract for new doors
Hart supplied seven insulated shutters and one high-speed Speedor Storm at the Dundee and Angus EfW facility at Baldovie, north east of Dundee.
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Opening the door on waste

Waste door
Working for a haulage company specialising in waste disposal, Hart Door Systems has completed the installation of two Speedor Storms at a Midlands facility.
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Manual vs Electric Roller Shutters – Which One Do You Need?

Manual vs electric doors
Roller shutters are a popular type of industrial door. There are two types available – manual and electric. Electric roller shutter doors have many benefits, including fast opening speeds, enhanced security and excellent levels of insulation. They are a more popular choice than manual doors, which are slower and more difficult to open. Learn more about…
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Strengthening Hart’s international presence with AUB Hong Kong

Typhoon Shutter at AUB
Hart Door Systems has strengthened its international presence after signing a distribution agreement with AUB Ltd, providing specialist door access solutions in Hong Kong and Macau.
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First Finland order for Hart Doors

Doors for airport check in desks
First order from Finland for Hart Doors - 60 security doors for airport check in desks.
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Export boost for Hart

Export boost for Hart Doors in 2020
Despite the difficulties in the last year, 2020 was the best year for exports in Hart Doors' 75 years history.
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Export boost for Hart Doors

Exported doors from Hart Doors to Gerico France grain facilities in Kenya
In 2020 Hart Doors has had its best year for exports in its 75 years history. With projects in Kenya, Finland, Hong King and Russia.
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Automated baggage handing screens for major UK airport

Automated baggage handling doors
Working with Vanderlande, the market’s largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and supplier of logistic process automation for airports, Hart Doors has won a contract to supply 60 high-speed screens for a new baggage handling system at a major UK International airport.   
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Protect against the unknown

Terror Screens
Protect against uncertainty in a post-Covid world with Hart Doors Terror shutters - certified to LPS1175 SR1,SR2,SR3-SR4
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Hart’s heaviest door completes contract

Hart's heaviest door
The installation of a three-tonne insulated roller shutter as part of a package of 40 doors installed for Taylors of Harrogate.
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New production manager brings automotive industry expertise to the Hart Doors team

John Rafferty
New production manager brings automotive industry expertise to the Hart Doors team.
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Handing over the reins to the next generation

Nick Hart - Hart Doors
Nick Hart has been appointed as Hart Doors Managing Director. Find out more about Nick's plans for the future.
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Terror screen success

Hart Doors Terror Screen
How customers are getting additional on-site security. Hart’s Terror Screen, security roller shutter to standard LPS 1175 SR4 with BRE/LPC certification.
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Hart’s first order of ATEX shutters for Oman

Hart Doors ATEX shutters Oman
Hart Door Systems has recently begun work on its first order from Oman for four highly specialist ‘ATEX’ shutters for compliance with regulations relating to environments with a risk of explosion.
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Storage Systems chooses Hart Doors for Durham Box project

Durham Box door installation
Installation of a Speedor Mini at Durham Box’s 70,000 sq ft factory in Bishop Auckland, producing packaging products for the FMCG sector.
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Hart’s security solutions contracts

Hart security solutions
Hart is in the process of installing more of its steel doors and roller shutters on a number of security contracts across the country for companies within the water infrastructure sector.
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Speedor Storms for Prologis Dunstable

Speedor Storms installed at Prologis Dunstable
Hart Doors Systems has completed the installation of two Speedor ‘Storms’ at a recently opened packing and distribution facility for a major online retailer.
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Hart’s waste effort

Waste doors for containment and pests
Hart Door Systems’ expertise in the Energy from Waste sector is fast being acknowledged with more contracts for its Speedor Storm doors just announced.
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More Hart Doors for Sunderland plant

Roller door and insulated roller door installation at Nissan Sunderland
Hart Door Systems, the leading designer and manufacturer of both commercial doors and industrial doors, has completed another contract for Sir Robert McAlpine at Nissan Manufacturing UK’s car plant, Sunderland. The contract involved the installation of four Speedor Storms and four Hart roller shutters, three of them insulated. Gordon Kipling, Hart’s North East’s sales manager,…
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The hostile environment of waste management

Doors for safety and containment in the waste sector
With the waste handling industry growing yearly, door systems provide control in regulatory compliance, pests, safety and odour containment.
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Specialist doors for Energy from Waste plant

Specialist fire and safety doors for energy from waste plant
These eight Speedor Storm doors are part of a mixed installation on a Scottish Energy from Waste (EfW) plant which, as well as the Speedors, also includes 15 Hart Firebrand fire and security shutters. The Speedors are 5m x 7m and are being installed on tipping bays. Their fast open/close cycles greatly reduce odour from…
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Further airport work for Hart takes-off

Rapid doors at Gatwick Airport
Working with Gatwick Airport and the Beumer Group, which provides fully integrated automated high-speed airport baggage handling systems for small, medium, and large airports world-wide, Hart Door Systems has created a unique solution to sealing a fire shutter around the conveyor without a break in the belt system.
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One mile underground

Boulby Underground Laboratory
Found in over 35 countries world-wide Hart’s range of industrial door applications are a common sight. But there has to be a first and it is found one mile underground. 
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Hart comes clean

Pharmaceuticals installation
This Speedor, manufactured and installed by Hart Door Systems, has been fitted in a pharmaceuticals production facility in Cambridge.
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Hart abroad – King Abdulaziz International Airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah
Working at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Hart Door Systems completed an order for 177 fire and security shutters for the baggage conveyor handling system. Hart was responsible for providing a two-hour fire seal on openings in the firewalls within the terminal.
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