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IN BRIEF – July 2019

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Prices held - for now

In January we wrote to customers about our pre-Brexit planning. This included foregoing a review of product prices and increasing our stock holding. As I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you, none of us are much clearer when it comes to what will happen with regards to Brexit six months later.

At GfA however we have continued negotiating with our strategic suppliers to ensure there will be no disruption in our supply of products to customers. Our new premises enable us to hold even more stock to further mitigate against a no deal Brexit and delays at UK ports.

The good news is we have no immediate plans to change current pricing. This can’t however be sustained indefinitely as I am sure you will appreciate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this drive have an integrated anti-fallback device?
(a useful article to share with door engineers)

Our sales and technical teams regularly receive calls from customers asking whether a specific drive incorporates an anti-fallback device or whether a separate safety device (i.e. safety brake) would be needed.

For GfA drives the answer is pretty simple – our SI Safedrive® range of drives all benefit from our patented anti-fallback device, which is built into the gear, so you don’t need a separate safety brake or similar.

If you have an existing GfA drive just look at the GfA name plate – if there’s a number starting SI or GA your product incorporates an anti-fallback device. Details of the full SI (Safedrive®) range can be seen on our
GfA name plate showing product code (SI 25.15-30,00) in the top right.

Other  GfA drives, including SE (Ranger) and KE (driven by chain-transmission) will require an anti-fallback device fitting which could be a separate safety brake.
Talk to the GfA Sales team about your requirements - 
call 01926 452452, (option 1).

BEA product and application training

GfA offers a full range of BEA industrial door sensors and can provide product and application training to customers on request.

BEA Official Training PartnerThe next two open BEA Training Sessions will be held at our new Warwick offices on 24th September 2019.
  • For engineers – product overview with practical hands on training on setting up BEA sensors
  • For sales teams – product training to include features, benefits and applications for the Falcon, Milan, Condor, LZR-I and Widescan.

For more details or to book a place contact Sue Doolan on 01926 452452 or email

BEA Falcon, LZR and Milan Sensors below are all available from GfA UK


Ordering from GfA? Don’t forget our easy to use checklists

Our checklists for Roller Shutter and Overhead Sectional Doors list all the details needed to be able to select the right drive unit and provide you with an accurate quote much more quickly.  You can download the relevant checklist from the GfA website.

Settling into our new premises

Since 17th June 2019 GfA has been operating from new purpose build premises shown below.
The building is only minutes from the M40 with access to the full UK motorway network. It means it’s ideally situated for customers who will visit for meetings and training sessions, as well as providing easy access to the road network for deliveries dispatched from the warehouse.

We are looking forward to welcoming customers and showing them around.

New GfA address:
GfA UK Ltd, Tournament Fields Business Park, Agincourt Road, Warwick, CV34 6XZ.
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