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Radek Sypytkowski

Name and Job title?

Radoslaw Sypytkowski – Production Operative

Nickname? And why?

Radek, because people struggle to pronounce Radoslaw

What is your guilty pleasure?

Playing the PS4 – I do it too much

What was the craziest / most stupid thing you did as a child?

Jumped from a bridge into a river and hit the side of a rock on impact that cut my leg open.  I needed 18 stitches.


Have you ever broken the law? Explain?

Not yet, plenty of time yet


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

Video games

What is your biggest regret?

 Breaking up with girl years back

If you could play for any sports team who would it be and why?

The Ferrari Formula 1 team

What irrational fears do you have?


About Work

How are you enjoying the exciting world of Door closers?

Yes, it is good

Favourite door closer finish?


Who is your favourite colleague?

I like all of them

Who is the most irritating staff member?

Hahaha - Marcin

Best part of the job?

The people

Worst part of working for Astra Door Controls?

There isn’t any ‘worst’ parts

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.