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record uk |NEWS

Whether you’re a returning customer or visiting for the first time, record uk welcomes you to our new website. We hope you enjoy exploring our new site which I hope you’ll agree is more intuitive and user friendly. We will use this NEWS page to keep you abreast of our latest technology innovations, new products, case studies, and developments within our business. Should you wish to contact us, please click on our 'Contact Us' tab to find the appropriate telephone numbers and email addresses. We look forward to hearing from you and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

12/04/2019 New Head of Compliance Appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Garry Campbell, who joined record this week as our Head of Compliance.  Garry who has worked in Health and Safety and Compliance, mostly in the Construction Industry, since leaving the Navy in 1990 is a chartered member of IOSH and will be responsible for Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality and our Technical Team at record.


13/08/2018 record uk awarded with Investors in Young People

We are proud to be accredited with the IIYP award, for helping young people to gain employable skills and assisting them with the transition from education into the world of work. 

04/09/2017 Appointment of Mark Ayton - new Managing Director of record uk

record uk is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ayton as the new Managing Director.  Mark, who took up his post on 29th August 2017, joins us from Honeywell Northern Europe and brings valuable experience to the company both in growth and strategic implentation. Mark's appointment will allow record uk to drive our growth strategy to become the top performing company in the automatic doors industry in the UK.

13/07/2017 Charity Golf Day with ADSA

On 5th July, record uk took part in the 2017 ADSA Charity Golf Day at the Branston Golf and Country Club in Burton. This event was open to all automatic door suppliers in the UK and raised over £600 for “Golf Fanatics International”, who supply specialist wheelchairs for children under the age of 16.

record uk entered three teams in the event:

Team 1

Jeff Siggers (Sales Director)
Simon Thornber (Field Operations Director)
Oscar Barnes (UK Field Operations Manager)

Team 2

Tony Bamford (Project Manager)
Steve Clarke (Blasi Install Engineer)
Ed Dowling (Lead Engineer Farnborough)

Team 3

Bobby Parkinson (RSM North)
Christine Love (RSM Scotland)
Gill Gurbachan (Key Accounts Director)
Hugh Corrick (Estimating Manager)

All 3 teams played very well, with Team 3 being the best of the bunch with a gross score of 71 which was the par for the course, so when deducting the combined handicaps at 10% as is the rule for the Texas Scramble competition being played, delivered a very impressive 10 under par net 61 score. Team 3 Captain Bobby P advised that all 4 players contributed well to their result so well done to all. 


12/07/2017 New RSM for North London & the North Home Counties

Kevin joined record uk in June and brings a wealth of experience with him having spent the last 12 years at a leading supply-only automatic door equipment distributor, where he was instrumental in their growth.  He has also been a member on ADSA's technical committee for 3 years.

Kevin, who has taken over from John Duffy, who retired recently, will be responsible for developing long lasting relationships with both existing and new customers and tailoring specifications to meet their needs, along with offering advice on product solutions and design support.
If you would like to contact Kevin please call 07766 993814 or email:

30/11/2016 Video of record's Product Range

record uk have commissioned a video of its product range and it is now available for viewing on You Tube and on the Home page under the 'videos' tab. We hope you agree its clean design and layout lends itself to an effective and enjoyable presentation. 

25/11/2016 Technical Manager

On Monday 21 November record uk welcomed John Robb to the company as Technical Manager. John brings nearly 40 years of experience in the door industry, most recently as a consultant to ADSA and as an independent expert witness. He has previously held roles at Geze, Dorma and was with Premier Systems for 8 years, prior to the record acquisition. John will provide additional technical support to our various departments and customers adding capacity, value, and a wealth of knowledge which will support our growth aspirations over the coming years.



04/11/2016 NBS BIM Library

We are very pleased to announce record uk's BIM Objects are live on the NBS National BIM Library. They can be found here:  

BIM stands for Building Information Modelling which is a process involving the generation and management of 3D digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of items and places. These digital representations of our doors can be used by architects and specifiers to accurately place and scale the product within the digitised building environment. 

Traditional building design was largely reliant upon two-dimensional technical drawings (plans, elevations, sections, etc.). Building information modelling extends well beyond this by using the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height and depth) to provide modelling in 3D, with time as the fourth dimension (4D) and cost as the fifth (5D). BIM therefore covers more than just geometry. It also covers spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components (for example, manufacturers' details).

BIM involves representing a design as combinations of "objects" that carry their geometry, relations and attributes so that if a related object is amended, dependent ones will automatically also change. BIM design tools also allow extraction of different views from a building model. Additionally, each model element can carry attributes for costing, selecting and ordering automatically, and order tracking.

28/10/2016 Wear it Pink

record uk staff made sure the Wear It Pink  day to raise money for Breast Cancer Research was a great success. A fun day was had by all and some hidden talents had us licking our lips. Who knew that Stephen Johnston and Richard McGuigan were such amazing bakers they could have been finalists in the Great British Bake Off? Or that Gary Hattie had a pink onesie in his wardrobe? A very worthwhile total of 228.45 was raised between Hamilton and Walsall with all donations going to Breast Cancer Research. Well done to all.

26/10/2016 Security Interlock system

The record R 62 security interlock   control system provides control of access and the separation of pedestrian traffic using sensors and triggers. The system allows entry and exit only when the required parameters are met. The system can be set to implement a range of security levels which allow passage only when pre-defined conditions are satisfied. For example, an alarm will sound if a second person enters the secured area or any item is left in the secured area. These measures prevent so-called tailgating and piggybacking behaviours. The interplay between the cutting edge technology of the record R62 security interlock and our proven engineering techniques enables safe, secure access control for vulnerable and specially protected areas such as can be found in banks, airports and other sensitive applications.

22/09/2016 Our Golfing Stars

The multi-talented staff at record uk have proved yet again they are worthy winners by lifting the third place trophy at the 2016 ADSA Charity Golf Day at the Branston Golf and Country Club. The event attracted entries from many members including RTR Services, MGS, Axis Automation, DormaKaba, Insight Automation, Horton, GEZE UK, Boon Edam, Optex, Portal, Doorwise, and GU Automatic Doors.  The Golfing competition is open to all automatic door suppliers in the UK and the event raised over £500 for 'Golf Fanatics International', who supply specialist wheelchairs for children under the age of 16. This charity is currently headed by ex-golfer and golf commentator, Peter Aliss.  GEZE UK were runners up and Insight Automation A took the 2016 trophy in a close competition.

The day started with a banquet breakfast and concluded with a dinner and a presentation to the winners. Hearty congratulations to the record uk teams who were:

ruk Team 1

  • Hayden McFadden (Ops Director)
  • Kevin McAtee (Stores Manager)
  • Ed Dowling (Installation Engineer)

ruk Team 2

  • John Duffy (RSM London)
  • Gurbachan Gill (Sales Manager HPDS)
  • Dave Reeves (RSM record Direct)

ruk Team 3

  • Jeff Siggers (Sales Director)
  • Hugh Corrick (Estimating Manager HPDS)
  • Christine Love (RSM Scotland)
  • Bobby Parkinson (RSM North)

14/09/2016 First Half Year Results for 2016

The agta record Group have announced their half year results which show a profit for the period of 5%. The two major developments for the group, across its seventeen subsidiaries, have been the re-organisation of the business in France and, in the UK, the acquisition and on-going integration of High Performance Door Solutions. record uk continue to grow with results in the first half of 2016 showing a steady increase from the same period in 2015. Sales for the year across the group are expected to deliver the projected  increase of 8-9%.

09/09/2016 New Sales Manager Appointed

record uk welcomes Rob Archer as the new Regional Sales Manager for the north within the record direct Sales Team. Rob complements and completes the record direct Sales Team joining Kevin McCann, Regional Sales Manager for the south and Dave Reeves, Regional Sales Manager for the midlands.

Jeff Siggers, Sales Director for record uk, commented, “Rob’s 25 years plus experience and reputation in the UK auto door industry makes him a fantastic appointment to our supply only Sales Team and we are very pleased Rob chose record over our competitors.  Rob is a member of the Auto Door Suppliers Association Limited (ADSA) Technical Committee and I have complete confidence he will provide our Customer’s with a first class level of account management, service and support”.

08/09/2016 Installation Times To Get Even Faster

record uk  is installing a powder coating facility within its 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Blantyre, south of Glasgow. The plant consists of a spraying booth and curing oven. The spraying booth is equipped with a conveyor system to facilitate the consistent high quality finish record uk requires to complement the high quality of its products for its customers.

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder which is then cured at a high temperature for a short period. It has many advantages over conventional liquid paint which keeps the paint in a solvent based suspension for application.

These benefits are:

  • there is no carrier fluid to evaporate away or emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • the process is safer
  • powder coating eliminates the possibility of runs and sagging in finishes
  • the resulting coating is harder and more durable
  • surfaces can be coated horizontally or vertically


Powder Coating Application Process

The powder coating is usually applied with an electrostatic gun which imparts a positive electric charge to the powder and uses compressed air to discharge the powder. The coated frame is then cured  under heat – usually at 200 °C (390 °F) for 10 minutes – in order to reach full hardness and durability. When the frame is heated, the powder melts and flows to form a uniform “skin”. This skin then cools to form a hard coating. This process creates a finish that is tougher than conventional paint. 


Benefit for Customers

Being able to coat and finish the frames in-house means orders can be processed and installed even quicker than before – bringing a major benefit to customers where installation times are critically important.

25/08/2016 RIBA CPD for Architects

record uk  has developed RIBA approved CPD  for architects, specifiers and planners on the responsibilities and specifics of the  EN 16005:2012 regulations (which superseded BS7036 in 2013) which apply to automatic doors. Automatic doors are classified as machines under the European Machinery Directive which states that automatic doorsets, including their protective devices and safety systems, shall be regularly maintained according to the manufacturer’s specification and the recommended frequency for checking the correct operation of safety function and devices is, at least, once a year. The CPD training covers the responsibilities of owners and operators of such doors and what needs to be done to comply.

If you would like to receive the CPD training at your practice, this can be arranged by emailing: Please insert CPD Training in the subject heading. 

04/07/2016 Welcome

Whether you’re a returning customer or visiting for the first time, record uk welcomes you to our new website. We hope you enjoy exploring our new site which I hope you’ll agree is more intuitive and user friendly. We will use this NEWS page to keep you abreast of our latest technology innovations, new products, case studies, and developments within our business.  Should you wish to contact us, please click on our 'Contact Us' tab to find the appropriate telephone numbers and email addresses.  We look forward to hearing from you and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

Paul Wong 

Managing Director   

15/06/2016 Record Growth

On 8 April 2016 record uk acquired the entire share capital of High Performance Door Solutions Ltd (HPDS) including its brand, Dor-O-Matic. With both businesses having a similar focus on installation and servicing this development has significantly strengthened the position of record uk as the premier supplier of automatic doors in the UK. This acquisition further consolidates our commitment to delivering high quality, precision engineered doors and dependable, customer-focused service. The combined business will have approximately 80 service engineers and 30 installers.

The HPDS business will continue to trade under the brand name of Dor-O-Matic and will maintain its offices for the foreseeable future complementing our own existing offices throughout the UK.

As the success of record uk continues with the addition of this fourth regional office, our head office remains in Blantyre, south of Glasgow.