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Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Customer: Boon Edam Australia

Industry: Security doors and entry solutions


Dutch company Boon Edam is a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors. Operating in 27 countries, Boon Edam is a global supplier to some of the world’s biggest companies and multinational groups, as well as public and private agencies. Boon Edam’s global clients include dozens of Fortune 500 companies including major Australian companies and household names.


Custom-designed visual display holder

Boon Edam engaged local engineering experts Leussink to create a robust, functional and aesthetically pleasing visual display unit to show the appropriate lift as an authorised person walks through the speed gate security entrance at the front of a prominent Melbourne office building.


“The visual display unit needed to clearly show the user which lift to proceed to, and it needed to seamlessly integrate with our product. Leussink was able to come up with a customised solution that we were very happy with, and importantly, so was our client,” said Michael Fisher, Managing Director of Boon Edam.


“Leussink’s visual display blended in so well with our speed gates that it looks like it was part of the original product. The units were well designed structurally too, to minimise the risk of them being bumped out of position,” he said.


“Ray Leussink and the whole team were fantastic to work with from start to finish – a truly professional and high-quality Australian manufacturing and engineering company. I can see the potential for other Boon Edam subsidiaries globally to use these elegant and well-integrated visual displays.”


Integrated, robust and functional design

The unit is made of powder-coated aluminium and manufactured using intricate 3D machining. It bolts to the existing gates and once installed blends neatly with the existing channel. It’s designed to be robust and functional.


Leussink got to work as soon as the client brief was received. This involved dismantling the whole section that the tablet needed to be mounted on and designing a robust and functional holder. The unit was designed inhouse and then shared with the client for approval. Once sign-off was received a trial unit was manufactured at Leussink’s Illawarra-based premises and tested.


Leussink’s Ray Leussink said the relationship with the team from Boon Edam has been smooth sailing. “Given the restrictions of the COVID pandemic we haven’t met face-to-face but via video, with plenty of email and phone communications to back this up.


“Despite the absence of in-person meetings we developed a great working relationship with the Boon Edam team and hope to work with them again,” added Leussink.


Touchless advantages

To mitigate the risk of spreading coronavirus through building entrances, Boon Edam is expanding its range of touchless entrance solutions. Touchless entrance systems are not only more hygienic, but they can have security measures installed to prevent tailgating and other unauthorised entry.


“Boon Edam was already well advanced on touchless entry solutions, including facial recognition, palm readers and lift destination control, and the impacts of COVID have only accelerated this change,” said Fisher.


“The visual display was important to an ongoing touchless entry project, so we needed a local engineering partner that was agile, and could meet our unique brief. Leussink was an outstanding choice, and we’re delighted with the end result,” he concluded.


Fast turnaround time

From the initial meeting in November 2019, the project took only six months to complete.


“Working with an Australian organisation with the right expertise on the project was helpful for us and meant quick turnaround times which was important on this job,” said Fisher.


Leussink has extensive experience in the design and production of bespoke engineering solutions and solving engineering problems for companies across a wide range of industries. Send us an enquiry or call us on 02 4260 7777 for a quote.