Maxiflex has been a specialist and trusted supplier of a fully comprehensive range of high quality, efficient and reliable door and dock loading solutions to the Southern African industry for 27 years. Alongside the renowned in-house Maxiflex brands, the company also boasts sole distribution rights to foremost international brands, Crawford, Albany and Megadoor under the ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems banner.
The effective and reliable operation of the company’s range of door products add value for customers and end-users; alongside seamless traffic flow for maximised uptime and improved productivity, the doors also deliver substantial cost savings. The excellent seal and insulation properties help to control air infiltration and reduce heating and cooling loss, creating a more stable interior climate and optimising the overall efficiency of a building or work space. Reduction in energy consumption by air-conditioning systems leads to substantial savings on electricity bills. Additionally, by keeping out draughts, dust, heat, cold, birds and insects, the doors help to increase hygiene and cleanliness for a safer and more comfortable internal environment.
Established in 1990 as Janssen Products cc. by Frans Janssen, the company manufactured, supplied and installed Maxiflex PVC strip curtains, protection screens and impact doors from humble premises in Meadowbrook on Johannesburg’s East Rand. Maxiflex soon becoming a well-established, proven and popular brand and the company started trading as Maxiflex Door Systems. The acquisition of sole distributorships and consequent product expansions led to steady growth and the company relocated to larger self-built premises in Spartan, Johannesburg, in 1996. But it was not long before more space was needed to accommodate ever-expanding door system solutions and a growing staff complement as well as to be able to sustain the high-quality levels in product manufacture, installation and services that the company has become renowned for.
Choosing to remain in the industrial hub of Spartan, Maxiflex moved to their current facility which houses a 2000 m² warehouse and office space, as well as a fully equipped showroom where working models of a selection of doors and docking solutions are showcased for customer viewing. The company employs a total of 75 staff members and Johannesburg head office is supported by branches in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban.
Keeping it in the family, Bram Janssen took over the reins from his father as Managing Director in 2010. Maxiflex is a proudly family-owned business that differentiates itself in the market by offering world-class quality door and docking solutions backed by courteous, honest, professional and expert advice and service. “We are proud of the fact that we supply more than products, we supply complete solutions,” says Bram.
“With customer satisfaction our top priority, we understand their requirements. We are fully aware that our products are utilised in critical areas and understand just how critical it is that our door solutions are cost effective, solid, tough, resilient and reliable in order to deliver low operating expenses and extended operational life irrespective of how stringent the conditions. Our Maxiflex PVC product range serves as a perfect example. Redefining rugged reliability, our strip curtains and sheeting are manufactured from flexible, clear and durable PVC to provide strong resistance to force.” Available in a variety of colours and formats including rolls, strips and flat or rounded-edge strips, the PVC range is ideally suited for sealing doorways and creating partitions in industrial and commercial buildings.
Maxiflex leads the market in door solutions for dispatch and receiving loading bays, warehouses, distribution centres, factory entrances and partitioning, shopping centres, etc. with the Crawford range of industrial sectional overhead doors and loading dock equipment. The high performance of Albany high-speed doors ensures smooth material flow, keeps a constant room temperature and reduces energy costs. The Megadoor range, specifically manufactured for very large entrances typically found in mining workshops, aircraft hangars and shipyards, are designed and engineered to operate reliably in rough tough environments. All imported doors are designed to meet all operational and safety requirements in the European Directives and the standards issued by the European Standardization Committee, CEN.
The company’s extensive customer portfolio spans a wide spectrum of industries across the Southern African region including Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia and includes blue-chip companies within the automotive manufacturing, food and beverage, hospitality, pharmaceutical and mining sectors.
“Irrespective of industry, regular and preventative maintenance are fundamental to sustaining top performance of our door and docking systems and keeping energy losses to a minimum to help make our customers’ businesses more sustainable,” stresses Bram. “Excellence in product support, service and after-sales service go hand-in-hand with building long-term customer partnerships. Our countrywide branch network is backed by team of highly trained and skilled service technicians and we offer, on-call, 24/7 service to render quick and effective assistance to ensure minimum disruption to customers’ uptime.”