Discover Germay, Issue 51, June 2017

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Door ‘12316‘ in ochre yellow. Door with side elements.

Door ‘12663‘.

Door ‘12555’.

Keeping houses warm and people safe:

With modern aluminium doors As one of the leading experts for doors, the German manufacturer Groke Türen und Tore GmbH, based in Karlsruhe, fabricates high-quality aluminium main doors with modern and timeless design. All the while, customers can choose the design very flexibly using an online configurator. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN  I  PHOTOS: GROKE TÜREN UND TORE GMBH

The Groke door design is classic and without unnecessary embellishments, geometric forms dominate. This is what makes the doors so timeless. Combined with the quality and the material’s features, the doors are long lasting and therefore a good investment and aluminium is a great material for outdoor use as it is durable, weather-resistant, flexible and lightweight. When coming into contact with oxygen, aluminium naturally builds up an aluminium oxide layer of only a few 14  |  Issue 51  |  June 2017

Gerd Schaaf, CEO and partner at Groke Türen und Tore GmbH. About 75 per cent of aluminium used worldwide has been recycled during the last 100 years. In the building sector, the recycling quote today is at about 95 per cent.

nanometres, a natural protective barrier. If damaged, it rebuilds rather quickly.

Individual design for high-quality doors

Aluminium even offers advantages when it comes to fire protection, because it does not burn and does not emit toxic fumes when getting hot. It is also very sustainable: “Aluminium is a recyclable and stable material, so if ever needed there are no costs for waste disposable because the raw material and the used aluminium nearly have the same value,” says

“Aluminium doors are as individual as people. Every door is a unique piece,” says CEO Gerd Schaaf. The material can easily be bended, cast, stamped or pressed. This allows the forming of doors exactly like people want to have them. This includes not only forms and decorative elements. It is also possible to use additional coatings for decorative reasons. Groke has its own powder coating machine that allows