High Speed Doors

High-speed door pioneers return to join industry leaders

Telford based high-speed door manufacturer EFAFLEX are no stranger to innovation. It’s rather fitting that their UK Head Office is not far from Ironbridge, the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Once again EFAFLEX will join industry experts, innovators and pioneers in their respective fields as they gather together at The Made In the Midlands Expo. The event takes place on 20th June, Ricoh Arena, Coventry and marks its 10th anniversary. Billed as the UK’s largest regional manufacturing and engineering exhibition, it promises to bring together thousands of business delegates and industry leaders from sectors including automotive, oil and gas, aerospace, retail, defence and medical.

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EFAFLEX involved in double award winning project

A complete facelift to a 1960’s Croydon concrete car park involving EFAFLEX’s high-speed doors recently resulted in two prestigious awards. The judges for the British Parking Award stated ‘The Ruskin Square project is an example of how a car park can be reinvented rather than just refurbished;’ a compliment indeed to architects  Potter Church & Holmes Architects.

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EFAFLEX in the South West

Natasha Hickmans has recently been appointed Business Development Manager, South West for EFAFLEX UK Limited. EFAFLEX has a 40+ year heritage of manufacturing high-speed doors for industrial and commercial applications and entered the UK market 20 years ago. Natasha was selected to join the team due to her proven track record specifically within the industry having previously worked for an American loading dock equipment manufacturer.

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The world’s fastest door returns to the PPMA

PPMA returns to the NEC, Birmingham 25th – 27th September and offers the perfect platform for us to showcase our high-speed doors to the packaging and processing industry. See us on StandJ62.

Check out our portal and register for free

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Seeing is believing ... so see us at the Expo!

With opening speeds of up to 4 metres per second, our high-speed doors are impressive; in fact we design and manufacture the world’s fastest vertically opening door. Seeing is believing, so we have built a mobile trailer unit so that we can come to your premises, demo the door, and talk through the multitude of door options. How convenient is that? As a Gold member of the association, we will be at the Made In The Midlands Expo. Why not come along to our stand and see for yourself – we will be located near to the fabulous Bloodhound Jet Car so you can’t miss us!

For those that aren’t able to attend the Expo on 21st June, then the door trailer will be conducting a UK tour. Why not book your demonstration and we’ll bring our door to yours! Simply email 

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EFAFLEX – high-speed door solutions for every cleanroom application

EFAFLEX will be supporting the Cleanroom Technology conference (16 -17th May) at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre. This two-day event is designed to highlight best practice and regulations; featuring case studies, panel discussions, and papers from the leading industry experts.

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Visit EFAFLEX’s display of energy saving doors at Foodex.

EFAFLEX manufacture high- speed industrial and commercial doors and are one of over 350 companies to exhibit at this year’s Foodex exhibition. Industry experts will converge at Birmingham’s NEC for this three day event that brings together the latest innovations from across the food and beverage industry.

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EFAFLEX in the East Midlands and North East

Michael Taylor has recently been appointed Business Development Manager, East Midlands and North East for EFAFLEX UK Limited. EFAFLEX has a 40 - year heritage of manufacturing high- speed doors for industrial and commercial applications and entered the UK market 20 years ago. Michael was selected to join the team because of his proven track record specifically within the door industry.

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EFAFLEX and Dawsonrentals

Dawsonrentals temperature control solutions have been the long standing market leader within their industry for over 25 years. They boast a wide product portfolio, from coldstores to production facilities to bespoke builds, serving a range of industries such as the food and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Warehouse News October 1st 2017

We were delighted to have been asked by the editor of ‘Warehouse and Logistics News’ magazine for our opinion on the latest innovation and technical advancements within the high-speed door industry. In an interview with Darren Turrell, Managing Director, EFAFLEX UK, the editor poses a number of questions, all aimed to inform clients so that they are better equipped when considering their next Installation.

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5 years on and still going strong!

In 2012 Halliwell Jones (Chester) Limited, BMW & MINI Dealer enlisted the help of a German high- speed door manufacturer EFAFLEX, to compliment the aesthetics of their new Chester based Service Center.

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EFAFLEX ‘Cleans up’ using their latest high-speed door technology

Showcasing their design and quality excellence, high-speed door specialists, EFAFLEX will be present at this year’s ‘Cleanroom Technology Conference’ taking place 12th – 13th September, National Conference Centre, near Birmingham. Designed to highlight best practice and regulations, this two-day event will feature case studies, panel discussions and papers from leading industry experts.

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EFAFLEX team up with Teesside logistics specialist to protect their investment

Teesside based logistics experts, AV Dawson Limited, recently teamed up with high-speed door specialists EFAFLEX UK as part of their expansion to construct a state of the art, eco- friendly steel store shed. From their 40 acre site, AV Dawson deploy a dynamic road fleet, rail terminals and shipping berths to supply across sector logistics solutions to road transport, rail freight, quayside and warehouse applications.

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Service grows from strength to strength

Choosing your high-speed door is a ‘whole life’ decision. Making sure that not only the door is of the specification and quality required, but that the after sales support, service and maintenance is up to scratch too! Stuart Robertson will be familiar to some, and re-joins the team as a qualified Service Engineer. He has a wealth of experience within the sector and on call to carry out repairs. Trust EFAFLEX - you and your doors are in safe hands!

Up-to-date in Cleanroom standards and compliance

EFAFLEX – keeping you up-to-date with the very latest in Cleanroom standards and compliance.
If your business operates within the cleanroom sector, then this is a ‘must’ for you.

What? An exhibition and conference designed to highlight best practice and regulations in both cleanroom design and operation covering topics such as ISO 146644 & ISO 14698, microbiology, containment and safe utility usage.
When? 12th & 13th September 2017
Where? National Conference Centre, Birmingham, B92 0EJ
How? Click here to register online to attend

With case studies, panel discussions and papers from industry leading experts across the two days, come along to discuss how we can make your environment safer, cleaner, and better protected.

See our transparent cleanroom door in action Video

Made In The Midlands Expo 25th May, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Do you want to network with over 2,000 decision makers from leading Midlands Engineering & Manufacturing and hear about the latest technology? Then come along to the Made In the Midlands biggest expo on 25th May at the Ricoh Arena.

EFAFLEX have recently become a member joining other big brand names from within the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and medical sectors. This year’s show will host various manufacturing supply chains including famous names such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin and Sertec. The combined turnover who attend the event is over £4 billion. Register for free and come along to our stand!

Save the Date – Interplas 2017!

Billed as the UK’s leading plastics industry event, Interplas returns for another year at Birmingham’s NEC. This exhibition with its 60-year heritage will showcase almost 400 exhibitors across the spectrum of moulding, forming machines, materials, automation as well as pioneering software and testing solutions.

It will feature a purpose built auditorium and play host to an invite - only programme of inspiring guest speakers, all sharing their industry knowledge.

Come along to our stand (A60) to discuss your high-speed door project needs.

Save the dates 26-28 September register for free or watch the show reel

25 years on and still the champion of high- speed doors

Well this little video taken at BAU exhibition helps capture the many USPs of our high-speed doors quite nicely! The STT  door opening speeds of up to 3 metres per second, designed for 200,000 cycles pa and wind classification up to class 4, all help make it the product of choice for so many customers. BAU gave us the chance to demonstrate the high- speed door in all its glory but if you want to experience first-hand what makes the product unique, come and see us at Interplas , NEC, Birmingham. Reserve the dates 26- 28th September and register for free.


EFAFLEX further strengthens their presence in the South West

Andrew Hayes has recently been appointed Business Development Manager South West and South Wales for EFAFLEX UK Limited. EFAFLEX has a 40 - year heritage of manufacturing high- speed doors for industrial and commercial applications and entered the UK market 20 years ago. 

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EFAFLEX - High speed doors at the IMHX 2016

September’s gone and what a busy month for EFAFLEX UK with us exhibiting at not one but two trade shows. It was a delight to meet so many visitors, clients and prospects from around the corner and around the globe at both the IMHX and PPMA! Every lead will be followed up by one of our experienced team. If you didn’t manage to attend a show but want to see the doors in action, then our fully functional trailer is available to book. Please get in touch to arrange your demonstration!


See us at the PPMA Total Show 27th – 29th September, NEC, Birmingham

Taking place every three years, the PPMA Total Show brings together the PPMA, Pakex and Interphex all under one roof at Birmingham’s NEC.

This ‘must attend’ event attracts manufacturers, decision makers and end users from the food, beverage, engineering, pharmaceutical and system builders industries.

The Rt. Hon Lord Francis Maude, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment will formally open the show which consists of over 400 exhibitors, live demonstrations, and a packed timetable of speakers sharing their knowledge on industry topics.

Save the date IMHX 13th – 16th September, NEC, Birmingham

IMHX is the largest meeting place for the UK’s logistics industry with over 20,000 supply chain professionals gathering at Birmingham’s NEC to explore cutting edge technologies and evaluate the latest industry solutions. A range of thought provoking and interesting seminars confetti this three day event which takes place 13- 16th September at Birmingham’s NEC. Guest speakers include the Head of Technology at Tesco, Warehousing Managing Director of logistics giant Eddie Stobart and James Osborn, Strategy Manager of Sainsbury’s. Register for free to engage with over 400 exhibitors. See our high – speed doors in action and discuss your project needs at the EFAFLEX stand 10H55.

30 years and 30 doors for technology leader Ricoh

EFAFLEX have installed a variety of doors throughout the Telford site includingthe premium ‘SST’ with its patented spiral design and unrivalled door openingspeeds of up to 4 metres per second.

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Armstrong World Industries – global heavy weight demands the best

As a company with a 150 year heritage, AWI appreciates theimportance of quality, innovation, and World-class leading design on top offavouring a supportive project approach. So when they needed to refurbish andexpand their facilities here in the UK, they chose a company that mirrors their values – EFAFLEX...

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EFAFLEX - High speed doors at the Foodex 2016

Well that was Foodex 2016 and a big thank you to the many people that visited our stand. We were inundated with enquiries and so pleased to meet so many new potential customers from around the globe as well as seeing some familiar faces too. Now it’s time to follow up on those leads and start prepping for our two other shows – PPMA and IMHX !

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How do you avoid costly damage to your EFAFLEX high- speed doors?

Simple – install an EFA-SCAN® laser scanner! This patented nifty little device monitors up to a 10 metre arc, and intelligent to only trigger the door opening by legitimate movement such as fork lift trucks. Ideal for areas of high volume busy traffic, this ‘must have’ easy to install scanner will help protect your staff and equipment. Get in touch to find out more or arrange your complimentary site survey. 

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Reducing operational costs a priority – visit EFAFLEX’s display of energy saving doors at Foodex.

EFAFLEX are no strangers to the food processing, packaging and logistics industry having designed, manufactured, installed and maintained energy saving doors for over 40 years.

EFAFLEX will be showcasing a range of door options on their stand N229 to give visitors the opportunity to experience the hallmark quality engineering. Knowledgeable Project Managers will be on hand to demonstrate the product’s unique benefits and offer advice on how EFAFLEX doors can reduce energy costs and increase productivity. On show will be the ‘S Series’ with its patented design and unparalleled door opening speeds of up to 4 metres per second.

Darren Turrell, Managing Director explained, ‘We offer the first truly single door solution for deep freeze areas, providing both the fastest operational door opening speeds coupled with the best insulation for spiral doors.’ He added, ‘It’s a delicate balancing act food processors; that of maintaining consistent temperatures, reducing the impact on ambient areas and of course maintaining productivity.

With an ever increasing concern to protect the environment, installing an EFAFLEX door has shown to save costs as an example with one customer saving 4,600 litres of heating oil per heating period and a CO² burden of circa 13 tonnes for the ecosystem.

EFAFLEX – making life easy….bringing our doors to yours!

We know the demands of every day work life; crammed diaries, back to back meetings and a bottomless ‘inbox.’ Attending exhibitions to view products isn’t always possible either and so we have built a trailer which enables us to bring our product to your premises! Featured here is the Spiral Turbo door, with an impressive door blade opening speed of up to 4 metres per second. View it from the comfort of your office. No travelling. No wasted time. Perfect!

The trailer will be taking to the road again this Summer so if you’d like to book an appointment simply email or call to arrange on 01952 582 641.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

‘EFAFLEX UK Limited would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2015.

The offices will be closed from Christmas Eve reopening on 4th January.’

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Darren Terrell, Managing Director, EFAFLEX UK Ltd

WLN - What's the most exciting thing about your job? I work with a great team, for us no two days are ever the same. We serve such a diverse customer base, so for me working with different people and companies to ensure we achieve the optimum solution for individual applications is the most exciting part. I've got to learn about the challenges and drivers across many different sectors, and a little bit about each industry.

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EFAFLEX – We will rock you

During the interview Efaflex UK’s Managing Director, Darren Turrell demonstrated two of their most popular high- speed door options. Efaflex manufacture a wide range of quality doors and are renowned for developing the world’s fastest vertically opening door with blade speeds of up to 4 metres per second. The ‘soft touch’ is a space saving design which combines collision and crash detection in one integrated system making it ideal for warehouse and factory use.

Last year Efaflex celebrated 40 years of business providing class leading industrial and commercial doors to industries including automotive, manufacturing and food processing.

The EFAFLEX highlights of the show can be seen here –

PPMA – packaging and process Show closes its doors.

Well PPMA, the UK’s premier processing and packaging show may now have closed its doors for another year but this is where the real work starts for us, following up all of the leads that were generated across the three day exhibition held at Birmingham’s NEC.

The Show was officially opened by Lord Digby Jones, the Chairman, Director and ambassador for many UK businesses with key note speakers which included Justin King the previous CEO of Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Visitor numbers were more than we had anticipated and during the Show we were delighted to have met so many existing customers and excited to be introduced to new prospects and potential clients. 



HMRC rules set to change!

Those eagle eyed amongst you will have seen the announcement from the HMRC, raising the maximum amount of annual investment allowance (AIA) from £25,000 to £500,000 until the 31st December - so what better time to invest in Efaflex doors!

Arrange your complimentary on site survey to discuss your project needs.

Email us at or call 01952 582 641.

Maintec exhibition

Visit us at Maintec Exhibition – the ‘must attend’ show for plant and asset management personnel. Celebrating its 40th anniversary Maintec is packed full of educational seminars, expert speakers and the chance to network with around 300 exhibitors.

Register – now closed!

Pop along to our stand M20H to discuss your next project!’ Visit EFAFLEX high speed doors.

Another year on

Another year on and how we have grown! It seems just like yesterday when we moved in to our bigger, brighter and all round better facilities in Telford.

Chosen for its strategic position in the heart of the motorway links, we can effectively and speedily reach all of our UK customers.

At this growth rate though it won’t be long until we need even more space!

‘On guard’ for machine protection

We are renowned for our build quality and in our latest launch worked with one of the major German luxury car manufacturers to design our safe machine protection door.

Our MS Machine protection door is ideal for specialist applications including welding booths, paint shops, and machine production lines.

Find out more product information or call us on 01952 582 641.