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Marcin Petlnowski

Nickname? And why?

What is your guilty pleasure?
Singing at work especially when everyone is telling me not to.

What was the craziest / most stupid thing you did as a child?
When I was seven I decided I would try and slide down a wooden ladder and I managed to impale my hand on a large nail. I ended up having to go to the hospital as my hand needed to be stapled back together

Have you ever broken the law? Explain?
I have bought pirate dvd’s in the past

If you could turn any activity in to an Olympic sport what would it be?

What is your biggest regret?
No regrets

If you could play for any sports team who would it be and why?
Any women’s beach volley ball team.

What irrational fears do you have?


About Work

How are you enjoying the exciting world of Door closers?
Hahahaaaa – Happy to be a part of the centre of the universe

Favourite door closer finish?
Antique Brass

Who is your favourite colleague?

Who is the most irritating staff member?

Best part of the job?

Worst part of working for Astra Door Controls?
Getting in, in the morning.  Traffic


A Winning Team

Born out of the companies named Reilor Limited and Gibcloser Limited, Alister Reid and Philip Gallagher set up Astra Door Controls in 2005 with a vision to design and manufacture concealed door closers for the fire door market in the United Kingdom. In the beginning Alister Reid as Managing Director shaped the business to meet the demands of manufacturing and design leaving Philip (Technical ans Sales Director) to focus on developing the product range and certification requirements. As both directors are very “hands on” it soon became apparent that traditional overhead face fixed closers were not always wanted or desired. The requirement for a hidden or concealed self-closing device was an obvious missing piece of the modern fire door-set.

Committed to manufacturing in the United Kingdom, we are able to deliver modern design with quality products at a competitive price whilst fulfilling the requirements of the relevant standards”.

Philip Gallagher, Managing Director.