Grupsa doors in the Health Campus of Granada

Grupsa involved in several projects developed by the Sevillian architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz, the Studio Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, based in Seville.

Recognized for the outstanding quality of his architectural work, the architects have recently been awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture 2014, making public his remarkable contribution in projects such as the Santa Justa railway station in Seville, remodeling and expansion of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam or the current work being carried out at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Campus of Granada.


In line with the construction of efficient and sustainable buildings, Grupsa has installed automatic revolving doors at the main entrances of the Faculty of Medicine. Characterized by its flexibility and lightness, Rotary System Grupsa range suits every need, allowing a high flow of people while minimizing air leakage and ensures thermal and acoustic insulation. Under the supervision and design of architects, the RS-Color Granada installed in the new building, model underwent adaptations to integrate into the wide spaces between the concrete canopy and thick walls of the facade.

In the Health Technological Park of Granada (Health Campus) have been installed manual doors and hinged pivoting the range of Grupsa System Manual. The doors, which are designed on the model MS-615 range, with profiles rounded edges and a density of 50 Kg / m3, bring the simplicity and robustness of the projects feature of this architecture studio. Made of high strength materials, quality steel DIN 17612, fittings and high quality stainless steel, manual models allow Grupsa withstand multiple opening and closing public access to the building, avoiding bumps and scratches.
Grupsa had collaborated in the past with Cruz and Ortiz studio, unique works and rehabilitation of the Provincial Public Library Infanta Elena in Sevilla, where RS-100 turnstiles were installed in 2000. Today the doors are maintained by the helpdesk assists Servigroup updating and technically, under current requirements, installations Grupsa products range.


Final Report: New visitor record at R+T Asia

Final Report: New visitor record at R+T Asia

Almost 22,000 visitors from 98 countries attended the event / Energy
efficiency as the key topic / 435 exhibitors from 19 countries presented their
goods and services.

A large number of international exhibitors and visitors, a first-rate accompanying
programme and interesting conferences: R+T Asia (24 to 26 March 2015) once
again demonstrated this year its importance as Asia’s leading trade fair for roller
shutters, doors, gates and sun protection.

Almost 22,000 visitors from 98 countries attended the event. The majority of the
more than 5,300 international visitors came from other Asian countries. There was
a substantial increase in the number of visitors from Korea (+ 42%), Russia (+36%)
and Germany (+23%).


Focus on windows and sun protection
During the run-up to R+T Asia, the project managers enhanced the event concept
and included the new subject area of “windows”. The objective was to focus more
closely on the duo “windows and sun protection” and their practical combination
with a separate exhibition section. This objective was ultimately attained thanks to
the début of the “Window Zone” in the special show entitled “InnovAction area”
in which new products from the segments of windows and internal sun protection
were presented. Due to the higher demand for energy-efficient products and
combined solutions, R+T Asia devoted an area of 400 square metres to this topic.
Since the “InnovAction area“ proved to be a success this year, it will be enlarged
in 2016.

The International Window & Door Summit (IWDS), which was attended by
industrial experts from all over the world, was also crowned with success
again. Against the background of the highly topical key subject of “universal
design – doors/gates, windows and sun protection in the building shell”,
discussions were held regarding specific industry know-how and the latest trends
from market leaders. Through this interdisciplinary subject, the IWDS once again
reinforced its status as the industry meeting point with an international profile,
which brings the Chinese and the western market closer together.

The Chinese market attracts many industry leaders from throughout the world.
Somfy, Hörmann, Forest, Gale, Sambo, Glen Raven, Activa, Winplus, Doorhan,
Assa Abloy and many others have already exhibited at R+T Asia, thus gaining
access to the Asian market. R+T Asia is the leading industry platform in the
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Asia-Pacific region.

The next R+T Asia will be held in Shanghai from 22 to 24 March 2016.
For the latest information on the trade fair, please visit:


BIMBO Plant Restructuring by ALFATORRES

BIMBO Plant Restructuring

Alfa Torres took part in the BIMBO plant restructuring.BIMBO is a company aimed to the manufacturing and distribution of sliced bread.
This bread plant is located in Azuqueca de Henares (Guadalajara,Spain).
It has been categorized as the most innovative, efficient and fast in all Europe. Furthermore, it is the one that has got the biggest oven in the world.


The works were conducted during March 2015 and Alfa Torres was in charge of the manufacturing and installation of Big Dimension Sliding Fire Doors with a Panel Attachment System, EI60 and EI120 Hinged Fire Doors and a EI60 Guillotine Fire Door.
All doors were provided lacquered in white.

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EPD verification for the GEZE Powerturn swing door drive – certified sustainability


Awarding of “Environmental Product Declaration” (EPD) for the GEZE Powerturn swing door drive From left: Dr.-Ing. Burkhart Lehmann, Managing Director of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU), Heike Holfelder, Head of International Marketing, and Florian Birkenmayer, Managing Director Development & Product Management at GEZE

Powerturn swing door drive received the “Environmental Product Declaration”  EPD), a globally recognised eco-label, at the BAU trade fair in Munich. EPD of the new drive introduced for the first time at BAU was created on the basis of the demanding regulations of the European Standard for sustainable building.

Module for sustainability analysis of a building

As an information system for the environmental performance of building products and construction components, EPD is the prerequisite for assessing the sustainability of a building. The core of the EPD is an eco-balance, which discloses the environmental impact of a building product throughout its life cycle. Hence, the EPD of Powerturn is a module which contributes towards the total evaluation of the environmental performance of a building. The ever-increasing importance of EPDs appears in the growing circulation of building certifications. EPDs can contribute to the certification of the sustainability of buildings, for example, using the international rating systems BREEAM and LEED, the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) or the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). EPDs are increasingly being demanded in invitations to tenders from architects and constructors.

Powerturn – sustainability with various functions and designs

“The use of the GEZE Powerturn swing door drive helps in improving the energy balance of buildings by reliably closing doors. Thanks to the intelligent drive concept with Smart swing function, the energy consumption can be reduced during operation. As a product with real “Made in Germany” quality, attention is paid to resource conservation already during manufacturing. Powerturn is designed for durability and ease of maintenance and significantly contributes to a sustainable building concept even after its period of use due to its almost complete recycling ability”, says Florian Birkenmayer, Managing Director Development & Product Management at GEZE.

For doors with frequent use in prestigious entrance areas or multi-functional doors, e.g. in escape and rescue routes, Powerturn is the solution for all installation situations and whatever the mode of operation and hence is a perfect example for the freedom of design and universal design. With the Smart swing function, even manual door-opening is child’s play. At the same time, it is a future-proof system component in door systems with complex functionality. Whether in combination with door control units such as the TZ 320, which controls and monitors the opening and closing processes for escape and rescue route doors, or as a fresh air opening in smoke and heat extraction systems or as part of a security interlocking door system.


Scientifically sound and transparent

EPD of Powerturn is based on a scientifically sound sustainability assessment and includes all the relevant information about eco-balance of the swing door drive. It was created in accordance with the IBU Product Category Rules (PCR) “Drive systems for automatic doors and gates”. The transparent, neutral and verifiable publication of all the information in the EPD including the eco-balance data is done in accordance with the internationally agreed standards EN 15804 and ISO 14025.

“EPD of Powerturn is not only an evidence of environmental responsibility.The results of the eco-balance also give us concrete reasons for continuously optimising our products, production processes and installations in terms of environmental safety. From product development and production to sales and after-sales service maintenance, GEZE operates according to the latest environmental standards. The GEZE environmental management system was certified according to the international standard DIN EN ISO 14001”, continues Florian Birkenmayer.

RETHINK at R+T 2015: You are invited!

When filling in your 2015 agenda, make sure you mark the dates February 24-28 for a visit to our booth at R+T  2015 in Stuttgart, Germany. Known as THE international European door exhibition, this is an event you simply cannot miss!
FlexiForce will display the first outcomes of our RETHINK strategy to you on a booth that we share with IDD Parts ( ) and PC Henderson (

Our booth number will be A37, Halle 4. You are invited! Or as they say in Germany: Herzlich Willkommen! Contact our sales team for appointments, meetings or free tickets!

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MRTHERMDriven by its commitment to ongoing innovation and to offering the very best products, Àngel Mir proudly presents theMirtherm roll-up door. This is a true world first, since it is the only roll-up door worldwide that prevents a thermal bridge. With excellent insulation properties, this door represents one of the best energy saving options available, cutting HVAC costs in the building where it is fitted and helping to preserve the environment.

This is possible thanks to its exclusive design, which reduces the thermal conductivity usually found in roll-up doors. The slats and the guides have insulating profiles that prevent the outside temperature from affecting conditions inside, thereby avoiding common problems of condensation and energy loss in refrigerated areas or the radiation of heat in warm areas.

Another of the key features of Mirtherm is its quiet operation. Thanks to the materials used in the hinges and the areas of friction with the guides, the movement of the door leaf between these guides is very smooth. Furthermore, it is practically maintenance-free, since it does not have any components that quickly become worn, such as cables or springs, and it is designed for intensive industrial use.

This roll-up door has various safety features and it has been manufactured in strict compliance with European standards:
– Movement and anti-crush system: infrared safety curtain.
– Irreversible motor direct to the shaft: if necessary, it can be operated manually by means of a chain.
– Safety device: fitted on the motor.

Furthermore, customers can choose the finishes of the door: guides (in anodised aluminium or lacquered aluminium), leaves (option of slats with acrylic windows), motor (it can be protected with a plastic cover) and door (different colours available).


R + T 2015 is just about to arrive.

JCM will be there in booth A41 (Hall 6) to introduce you our new range of products in which you will discover a new world.

Make note that on Wednesday 25th February we invite you to enjoy a cocktail reception for friends and customers with the best music and atmosphere (from 5 pm to 10 pm).

Do not hesitate to ask us invitations to attend the fair for free. (

We look forward to seeing you there!