Fire Protection

Hormann’s new 4,800-sq-m production line in Jebel Ali.

Hormann’s new 4,800-sq-m production line in Jebel Ali.

New Hormann facility rolls out fire-rated doors

March 2019

Hormann, one of the world’s largest producers of industrial, commercial and residential doors, has started rolling out steel fire-rated hinged doors to meet demands from Middle East customers from its new factory in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).

The new 4,800-sq-m production line, which has a capacity to produce 35,000 doors a year, went online in the last quarter of 2018, redefining Hormann’s operations in the region.

According to Darius Khanloo, managing director, Hormann Middle East, the new factory in Dubai produces steel hinged doors of the highest quality that meet ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.

Hormann’s steel hinged doors boast high aesthetics and a robust structure.

Hormann’s steel hinged doors boast high aesthetics and a robust structure.

“Our steel hinged doors can be used in high-rise buildings, metro railway stations, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants and other demanding environments.

“The doors are available in galvanised or stainless steel and are factory prepped to receive all types of hardware and are easy to install on a flush wall opening and dry wall partitions. They also boast high aesthetics and a robust structure,” he says.

Hormann’s steel hinged doors are designed to protect property and life in the event of a fire. The door serves as a fire and smoke barrier and complement existing passive fire-fighting systems.

Designed to meet the life-safety requirements in various types of buildings and structures, Hormann fire doors help compartmentalise and contain the spread of fire, he says.

Studies have shown that more people have lost lives due to smoke asphyxiation than due to fire. Though serving as regular doors at all times, these doors provide ready egress from a fire area, inhibit the spread of fire and protects life and property by reducing smoke hazards, Khanloo explains.

“Hormann fire-rated doors meet all the stipulated international, national and regional fire safety standards and are available with a honeycomb core as the standard infill material, with other options available.

“The infill options allow for the doors to withstand a fire for 45, 60, 90, 120, 180 and 240 minutes,” he adds.

The door is finished with a polyester powder coating and wood grain can be provided as an optional finish. All steel Hormann doors are factory finished and etched primed to take any paint, offering a wide range of semi-gloss paint finishes.

The Hormann Group is a fast-growing company in the construction supplier industry. It manufactures doors, hinged doors, frames and operators for the markets in Europe, North America and Asia at 38 highly-specialised factories.

Hormann set up a 100 per cent own subsidiary in 2009 in Jebel Ali Free Zone to cater to customers in the Middle Eastern region and Africa region.

Its products are available through 100 individual sales locations in more than 40 countries and it is represented by sales partners in over 50 other countries. Employing more than 6,000 staff, this 100 per cent family-owned company has achieved over €1 billion ($1.13 billion) in sales.  

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