27 Mar 2008
Halmstad Hospital in Sweden compared the offers of three different companies when making plans to install automated hermetic doors in the entrances to three hospital laboratories.
After evaluating proposals from ASSA ABLOY and two other companies, the hospital chose the Hermetic Automatic Door System from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, which is specially designed for clean-room environments, for its radiotherapy department. Nicholas Nemeth of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems in Sweden says that, in addition to the product’s reliability, the hospital’s previous experience with the company helped it to win the contract.
“We have a very good relationship with Halmstad Hospital and this was a prestige project that we really wanted to be a part of, ”Nicholas explains.
“In addition to the hermetic doors, the hospital had also worked with us this year on automating 150 swing doors and 10 sliding doors. We were able to put together a competitive proposal for acomplete solution.”
That complete solution involves service and maintenance performed by local technicians in the Halmstad area.
“You shouldn’t underestimate the value of being able to provide a local service organization,” Nicholas explains.
“The hospital’s facilities management staff and a locally based technician from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems will jointly handle all service and maintenance issues.”
Olle Nilsson, Facility Manager at Halmstad Hospital, is very pleased with the way ASSA ABLOY handles the education of his technicians.
“In most cases we deal with the maintenance of our doors ourselves, but when we run into real difficulties we need ASSA ABLOY’s assistance,” he says. “They are always helpful and service-minded.”
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In most cases we deal with the maintenance of our doors ourselves, but when we run into real difficulties we need ASSA ABLOY’s assistance. They are always helpful and service-minded.”
Olle NilssonFacility Manager, Halmstad Hospital
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