A Trellidor Retractable Security gate installed in 1982 is still going strong 35 years later. We’ve established that it is possibly the 75th gate to be installed by Trellidor in South Africa, so it wasn’t the first in our 40 year history, but the story is still interesting.
The gate was installed at the home of a Mr Maurer, who lives in Claremont. Mr Maurer told us that the Trellidor Retractable Security gate is working just as well as the day it was installed. He said that an installation team was flown into Cape Town from the Trellidor Durban head office to fit the gate and the job took them two days.
In those days, the Cape Town area was serviced by a Trellidor branch office. It was only in 2001 that the area was franchised and the Cape Town South franchise was purchased by Peter Snijman, previously the Cape Town Regional Manager. The franchise has its own expert installation teams that fit the entire range of Trellidor security barriers.
Peter’s son Jacques now manages the franchise and it was Jacques that sent us a photo of the original installation. Amazingly, Jacques still has the original Trellidor Retractable order document from 1982 that authenticates the date of Mr Maurer’s order all those years ago!
Quality has always been high on the list of priorities at Trellidor. This decades-old installation confirms that good quality products will stand the test of time.
Trellidor Retractable Security gates are designed to open and close easily and they’re powder coated with a quality finish to help prevent corrosion and add to their longevity. They’re always fitted with patented Trellidor locks that are the best that the technology of the time allows.
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The first Trellidor Retractable Security gate installed by Trellidor Cape Town dates back to 1982.