TORMAX Access for Expanding Housing Association

Improving access for visitors and staff to their offices, the arm’s length management organisation, Derby Homes Ltd has recently upgraded four key entrances with TORMAX iMotion automatic sliding doors. 

“We used our standard procurement route in selecting TORMAX against two other similar companies,” explains Mario Preite, Senior Project Surveyor for Derby Homes.  “We found TORMAX to perform well in all areas of quality, price and service and went on to contract them to upgrade the entrances to three additional office buildings.”  Designed for reliability, the TORMAX door operators deliver an exceptionally long life-span thanks to the Swiss engineering combined with cutting-edge technology.   This reduces total cost of ownership, allowing for effective financial planning with reduced ongoing budgetary expenditure.

Derby Homes Limited is a non-profit making organisation created by Derby City Council to manage, maintain and improve its council houses and estates.   Mario Priete has successfully managed a number of initiatives, a Reception Refurbishment project as well as a wider investment and regeneration of office facilities, encouraging more efficient working practices and improving availability of staff to the public.  “Equality and accessibility are key concepts for Derby Homes and that extends to ensuring that, wherever possible, all our buildings can be easily accessed by everyone, as well as supplying a good level of security for our staff,” confirms Preite.  

Swiss-owned, TORMAX is a worldwide organisation with over 60 years of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of technologically advance automatic entrance systems.

At Derby Homes, two TORMAX 1301 iMotion operators drive internal and external swing doors whilst a iMotion 2202 bi-parting operator was installed to provide sliding door access to newly

refurbished open-plan office space.  Extremely cost-effective, TORMAX iMotion door drives feature low-energy operation as standard.  In addition, their unique internal design means that the high-torque motors have none of the usual working parts that wear out, such as gears and brushes, ensuring an above average working life and outstanding reliability. 

IMotion also ticks the sustainability box too, with over 95% of the operators being manufactured from recyclable materials.  The extended life expectancy of the system reduces waste in the long-term, another plus for a cost-conscious organisation such as Derby Homes.