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All of the latest news and views from Astra Door Controls. Come back on a regular basis to find out what's happening within Astra Door Controls as well as the industry.


Astra's Factory manager heads home to tie the knot

Factory Manager Marcin returned to his picturesque home town of Krasnik, Poland this month to marry his partner of 5 years Katarzyna (Kasia). Party with around 70 guests, the wedding party consumed no less than 100 bottles of Vodka in true Polish tradition. Astra would like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to Marcin and Kasia and all the best for the future.

Watch the FD30 Fire Test

Falcon Panel Products testing an FD30 entrance door-set including both Strebord and Stredor 44mm cores, and incorporating multi point locks, vision panels, softwood frames and Astra jamb mounted concealed door closers.


Concealed closers to be showcased at 100 percent design

Astra 'Rocque' the bay in a hidden way

Astra concealed door closers have helped make a luxe, sleek design concept become reality for the doors on a stunning residential development in Jersey. Architectural ironmongers Irontree Solutions have created bespoke door solutions for the Rocque Bay development that have fitted the designer’s vison perfectly.

Astra Contributes to Standards Debate

Astra Contributes to Standards Debate Astra Door Controls MD Phil Gallagher has been working with Small Business Standards (SBS), the European Commission organisation representing the interests of SMEs in Europe, to help improve the way in which European Standards can help small businesses innovate and compete in the European market. This culminated in him being part of the panel at a standards Q&A chaired by the business editor of the FT and attended by senior figures from BSi and the World Trade Organisation amongst others.

Meet The Team - The Ebay-aholic

The latest victim to take part in our Meet the Team Q&A feature is Astra's Ebay fanatic / Management Accountant Isabel Fisher.  Pleased to welcome Izzie.

Concealed hinges and Astra prove perfect match

CE-Marked Astra 4003 concealed door closers have proved to be the perfect partner for concealed hinges recent tests, making them the seamless choice for high performance and fire doors wherever clean, refined design lines are called for.

Ecco perfect partner for Astra in Ireland

Astra Door Controls has appointed its partner Ecco Architectural Hardware as exclusive distributor of its range of concealed door closers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Astra’s CE-Marked 3003 jamb-mounted concealed closer is already proving to be popular with architects, contractors and interior designers across Ireland who value its unobtrusive good looks matched with reliable performance and CE-marked assurance.

Astra sponsorship supports Ultimate race

Concealed door closer manufacturers Astra Door Controls is providing invaluable sponsorship for an epic charity bike ride for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). A crack team of SPF cyclists will tackle an impressive endurance race - the Race Across Europe – starting in Boulogne Sur Mer in Northern France and finishing in Gibraltar, aiming to beat the record for the route.

Astra Closers are more than a Mirage in Qatar

More than 400 of Astra’s 3000 Series concealed door closers have been chosen for an innovative new residential complex in Qatar. Chosen for their sleek, minimalist design by furniture and doorset manufacturer Khazanah Trading, the Astra 3003 size three CE-Marked closers will be fitted to the apartment doors of the new Le Mirage CityWalk in Doha to help meet Qatari fire regulations without compromising on design aesthetics.