High-tech solution for new Chinese challenge

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Competitive pricing, high quality and technical knowhow, along with ASSA ABLOY’s reputation in China, helped to secure the enormous project – Phase One of the project covers 310,000 m2 (3.3 million sq. ft).

Customer

The new municipal offices in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan Province, required the installation of 6,000 doors. The 18-month long project involved a significant degree of coordination to ensure that deadlines were met.

Challenge

Since this was the first major project in the region to specify ANSI standards, it required considerable expertise and strong communication channels. Calling on the extensive ASSA ABLOY product range, ASSA ABLOY China was able to provide the entire hardware solution for all 6,000 doors.

Solution

Involved from an early stage of the construction project, the ASSA ABLOY team worked closely with the architect to specify the project and then create a hardware schedule.Hands-on work has continued throughout the delivery and installation phases, including providing on-site training to subcontractors and supervision to ensure high quality and resolve any technical problems.

Hong Hong, ASSA ABLOY China’s Sales Manager, says that establishing strong communication channels with all players – the municipality, architect, suppliers and subcontractors – was a key factor in the project’s success.“We have a very competent project team with knowledge of both the site and the products. We were therefore able to anticipate possible difficulties and find solutions before they became problems.”

“For example, we were able to reduce the choice of hinges and door closers from fourteen and nine types down to two and three types respectively, which dramatically improved efficiency on the job site.”