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We constantly try to keep our customers up to date with industry news and announcements regarding our business. Be sure to contact our office if you need further information.


Purchase of Beta Automatic Doors & Gates.

We are pleased to announce the recent purchase of Beta Automatic Doors & Gates.

This acquisition now gives Access Entry and Gilgen door systems a direct presence in three of the largest automatic door markets in Australia.

Gilgen is a world renowned manufacturer of automatic door solutions, Gilgen is based in Schwarzenberg, Switzerland, and has a workforce of more than 900 employees with an annual turnover greater than $300 million AUD.

Our Queensland branch will be managed by Clint Byrnes, a previous shareholder of Beta Automatic doors. Clint can be contacted on 0448 031 563.

Our NSW branch will be managed by Andrew Palmer who has previous State Management experience within the auto door market. Andrew can be contacted on 0437 479 711.

Frank Byrnes, founder of Beta automatic doors has also decided to be a part of Access Entry and we look forward to tapping into his extensive knowledge.

Frank can be contacted on 0447 865 937.

Please have a read of the joint announcement from Frank Byrnes and myself.

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3rd of May 2019

Gilgen Door Systems expands in Australia

As of the 2nd of July 2018, Gilgen Door Systems AG has become a shareholder in its Australian business partner Access Entry Pty Ltd.

Access Entry is located in Carrum Downs, Victoria where its manufacturing, sales and service teams are based. The customer service focus of Access Entry has seen significant growth in recent years to become a major automatic door supplier in the Victorian market. The company was formed in 2001 and has been representing Gilgen Door Systems since 2015.

“This investment of Gilgen into our business will allow us to expand beyond our current markets and become a major player in the automatic door industry in Australia. We are excited that Gilgen Door Systems have seen fit to align with Access Entry and support us with our growth strategies” says General Manager Richard Whitfield.

Gilgen Door Systems AG is a supplier of drive devices and complete configurations for door, gate and wall systems. Furthermore, the Company is one of the world’s leading supplier of platform screen doors for use on railways. Gilgen Door Systems was founded in 1961 and has its headquarters in the Swiss town of Schwarzenburg. Gilgen's worldwide workforce of more than thousand employees is dedicated to ensuring the maximum availability of the company’s automatic systems. Gilgen Door Systems operates via representative sales and service partners in more than 70 countries. For the automatic door and gate business, the Company runs subsidiaries and wholly owned customer-service centres in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Austria. The subsidiaries for the platform screen doors business are situated in Sweden and Hong Kong.

Gilgen Door System’s internationally tried-and-tested drive systems, its widely recognised quality assurance system certified to ISO 9001, 14000 and 18000 standards and the company’s market-oriented approach to innovation all help to make Gilgen Door Systems one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive systems and complete turnkey solutions.

“Australia is a prosperous market and offers a large marketplace for Gilgen Door products. I’m very excited that we have found with Access Entry the right partner for a long term relationship. I believe our products will enhance Access Entry’s offering and I think we will achieve great success together” says CEO Martin Plüss.

For more information please contact: - Richard Whitfield, General Manager at Access Entry Pty Ltd (Tel +61 03 8773 4200) - Martin Plüss, CEO of Gilgen Door Systems (Tel. + 41 31 734 41 11)

2nd of July 2018


Relocation and Gilgen Product Range

We are pleased to announce, that Access Entry has relocated to a new manufacturing facility at 10 Network Drive, Carrum Downs Vic 3201.

Access Entry has been awarded the sole distribution of the Gilgen Door Systems range in Australia. The relocation was necessary to enable smoother production flow of our existing range of Access Entry operators combined with the new Gilgen Product range.

With the addition of Gilgen Door Systems, we are better positioned to provide a broader range of automatic door operators to suit the specific application and requirements of individual projects.

This relocation includes new sales and service offices which allows future growth and expansion.

29th July 2016


Door Hardware 

We are excited to announce, that that the Access Hardware Group, has acquired Access Entry Pty Ltd in Hallam.

The completion date for this acquisition was Monday, 10th November 2014.

We believe that this was a positive acquisition for both businesses and is consistent with our long term strategy to remain focused on our customer needs to strengthen and build on our offerings to deliver even greater value.

Access Entry was established in 2000 and is a leading service provider to the Australian automatic door market.

As is always the case with an acquisition, the first priority is to keep driving the business with minimal changes.

Access Entry will continue to operate under its own name, at the same premises, with Richard Whitfield being appointed as General Manager to support, develop and grow the Access Entry team.

This acquisition and financial backing from Access Hardware will enable Access Entry to further develop and grow its market share within the automatic door industry.

24th July 2015