Gerrit Oomen: â€śDoors arenâ€™t in the way and are very sturdyâ€ť
Limited space in the reception hall was the reason to purchase a flexible rolling door for potato wholesaler Quik’s Verse Aardappelen in 2013. “We were looking for a sturdy door that wouldn’t be broken the minute a fork-lift truck accidentally bumps into it,” says manager Gerrit Oomen. “That’s why we went to the Belgian auction to see the doors in action, and we immediately bought one.”
“We’ve now been completely satisfied with the door for five years. It’s not in the way of anything, rolls up easily and looks good. The door is also well-isolated for the potato storage,” Gerrit says. Quik’s has also chosen six Isoroll doors of BG Door from Barendrecht for the new company building, which has now been taken into use. “The price wasn’t a showstopper, it was in conformity with the market of other isolated doors.”
BG Door was surprised by Quik’s’ choice for their doors, because these door are mostly used by auctions and fresh produce distribution companies. The door therefore was a first for potato storage. “The major advantages of these flexible rolling doors are that they have a high isolation value, combined with a low weight, and they can be used by temperatures from -35 ºC to 90 ºC. The door panel consists of two layers of PVC Trevira with an isolating polyether of 40 - 60 or 80 mm, which has an isolating value of K=0.3 / 0.5 W/md2K,” says Willem van der Does.
“Other benefits are that there are hardly any condensation problems due to the lack of thermal bridges. The rolling doors are also less susceptible to damages because of flexible material and the lack of side guides. Any damages can easily be fixed for a small price. The doors don’t have bottom guides like sliding doors, making them very user friendly, because rolling the door before or below the wall requires no additional depth,” Willem concludes.