GCC opens door for access-control

Huge regional market for innovation in the automatic

Angela Schaschen, MD of Deutsche Messe Dubai.
Angela Schaschen, MD of Deutsche Messe Dubai.

The GCC has emerged as a huge market for automatic, garage and industrial doors due to the steady performance of the regional economy and improving standards of living, according to Deutsche Messe Dubai MD Angela Schaschen.

“Innovative access control systems and hi-tech doors and gates will continue to be in great demand with the growing number of security-sensitive projects being developed such as airports, industrial facilities, multi-story car parks, premium residences, office buildings and shopping centres,” said Schaschen.

By the end of 2010, the world demand for automatic and electric doors is poised to exceed 100 million, with the GCC expected to account for a significant percentage in view of the massive development projects being undertaken in the region.

Deutsche Messe Dubai and Messe Stuttgart, the joint organisers of R+T Middle East, the only specialised trade show dedicated to roller shutters, sun protection, doors and gates in the MENA region, have revealed that the trade event has generated great interest among key players in the region’s construction sector, as it will provide direct access to world-class expertise and the most modern solutions in the critical areas of sun protection, access control systems and doors and gates.

The range of sun-protection products to be showcased at the event include innovative control systems for indoor and outdoor sun protection, as well as doors and gates that operate more efficiently due to ‘smart’ sensor technology, as well as featuring superior material and delivering improved cost-savings for indoor temperature regulation.

“Establishing a dedicated trade event is an important step towards strengthening the long-term business potential of the region as it will create more opportunities for technical innovation, and will allow exhibitors and trade buyers to easily synergise and collaborate in various projects.

“Moreover, visitors will greatly benefit from the expanded line of offerings and support facilities, as R+T Middle East will be held in conjunction with DOMOTEX Middle East, the leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings in MENA region,” said Schaschen.

The complete range of products to be showcased at R+T Middle East include roller shutters and accessories, window shutters and accessories; windows and accessories; awnings; Venetian blinds, roller blinds and blinds; doors, gates and accessories; drive and control systems; electrical security equipment; business fittings and furnishings; and various technical literature.

Roller shutters
Electronic roller shutters, a regular fixture in industrial and commercial facilities, is a key product category expected to achieve a surge in demand in the region, as they offer numerous applications, including doors for vans, garages, warehouses and even in detention facilities.

They are also being used in residential properties as they are best suited for weather protection, thermal insulation, anti-glare protection and even sound insulation and burglary protection.

R+T Middle East is jointly organised by Deutsche Messe Dubai Branch and Messe Stuttgart. It is under the technical and conceptual sponsorship of the Federal Association for Manufacturers of Roller shutters and Sun protection (Bundesverband Rolladen + Sonnenschutz e.V.) and the National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers (BVT - Verband Tore). It will be held from 10-12 May 2010 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.www.domotex-middle-east.com

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