BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems. It is a gathering for everyone involved in planning, building and designing buildings, i.e. architects, investors, industry and trade representatives, building tradesmen, etc.—in an international context.
The SOMMER group will be presenting its latest garage door operator technologies and the newest inovations for the Groke aluminum entry doors.
Come and visit us at booth#139 in hall B3.
FBI burglary statistics show that 65% of home break-ins occur by forcing in one of the entry doors on a home. And one of the weakest points of most entry doors is the area around the door strike and deadbolt. Several forceful kicks in this area can break away the door frame or damage the door panel and/or the lock so the door can be opened. For most doors there is only one lock area.
On all Groke entry doors a multi-point locking system is used to secure the door along the full edge of the door. A hook type lock is used at the top and bottom while the door strike and deadbolt secures the center area of the system. Groke also uses two stainless steel bolt locks on the hinge side of the door to prevent anyone from leveraging the door off of the European style pin hinges. These bolt locks working in concert with the hinges that are rated at 350 lbs. of force per hinge provides total coverage around the full perimeter of the door.
The frame of your door system can jeopardize the security of your home as well. Most door frames are constructed of wood and in some cases provide less than 1” of thickness. If there is no reinforcement where the locks go through the wood frame one kick can allow access to the home.
Groke doors are manufactured using only multi-chambered aluminum extrusions to create the door and frame. The 3mm wall thickness of this aluminum frame design provides strength for the multi-point locking system while also giving the overall door system stability and total resistance to most all types of abuse.
When considering the overall security of your home, it is helpful to understand that your entry door is no better than its weakest point.
Groke offers very secure entry doors with the most modern door designs.
May you have a happy holiday season and a joyfull new year...
...and may there be peace on earth for all.
These are the two main reasons why Groke uses only powder coat finishes for its aluminum entry doors.
More information about the benefits and process of powder coating can be found on the Powder Coating Institute Website.
For 118 years, the Karlsruhe site has been active in metal engineering and is now undergoing a modern expansion. As Groke Türen und Toren GmbH had reached its capacity limits there, the urgently-needed construction of a new hall began in September 2015 in Hagenbach in Rhineland-Palatinate. A new building is now being built on about 4,450 m² in the Breitwiesen industrial park. The old production facilities no longer had any room for further expansions. The production of entry doors will be the focus of production at the new site. At the moment, a completely new powder-coating system is being built. At the same time, a high-
bay warehouse is being constructed at the new site. There is also a second construction phase in the planning which expands the building space to about 9,850 m2.
With the various building and expansion measures, Groke wants to achieve an even greater production depth and sees various individualisation options as additional development steps. Above all, the extensive chances when it comes to sizes and equipment features of the various door varieties are currently taking centre stage. With its flexible and need-oriented production model in which almost all doors are practically made in line with customer requests, Groke is reacting to the modern conditions of competition. More room and more production depth will improve efficiency, quality and ultimately benefit the customer.
The Groke Modern Entry Doors will be on display at the International Door Association (IDA) Expo April 29th and 30th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You can visit the SOMMER booth #223 to see why Design, Security, and Energy Performance are synonymous with Groke Door.
Groke uses aluminum to build their modern entry doors.
Why Aluminum? Because it is so much more than just cans and foil.
Today aluminum is one of the most popular materials in use. Aluminum’s unique properties are the key to its versatility.
Aluminum is the most common metal found in the earth’s crust (approximately 8%) and is the third most plentiful element known to mankind. Only oxygen and silicon (sand) exist in greater quantities. It wasn’t until 1808 that British electrochemist Sir Humphrey Davy established the existence of aluminum and not until Danish scientist Hans Christian Oersted produced the first tiny pellet of the metal 17 years later. It took many years of experimentation before a process was developed for aluminum production. The first production companies were not established until 1888 (one each in the US, France, and Switzerland). Through the early 1900s with this new process the price of aluminum continued to reduce as the demand continued to rise.
By the end of World War II the stage was set for aluminum to become the most widely used non-ferrous metal in the world.
Doors are often the “weak link” in modern, high performance buildings, but they don’t have to be. Our standard multi-point locking, combined with multiple levels of uninterrupted gaskets offers a very tight seal that keeps your valuable and comfortable conditioned air inside, where it belongs.
Whether your goal is Passive House certification, Net Zero, LEED Platinum or another green building standard, we applaud your efforts we’re excited to help you achieve your goals.
If you’re just looking for a really great door that offers more comfort, style, energy savings, and peace of mind… we’ve got you covered too!
ABX is the leading building industry event in the Northeast and your continued destination to MAKE things happen.
Find the latest in industry trends by attending one of nearly 200 sessions or perusing the marketplace on the show floor.
Groke is going to show the latest trends in the modern entry door industry.
Come and visit us at booth #313.