Ennepetal. Starting on June 12, 2014, soccer teams from a total of 32 nations will be vying for the title “Best in the World”. The last two standing are due to contest the final on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro’s remarkable Maracanã Stadium, with the ultimate winner taking that most prestigious of sporting crowns. Meanwhile, access technology fans will note that there is already one major player destined to be present at this auspicious occasion – wearing a crown all of its own: DORMA. In fact, this family company headquartered in Ennepetal, Germany, is represented with its access solutions in nine out of twelve Brazilian football stadiums that have been especially prepared for the summer.
The largest product range has been installed in the Rio de Janeiro arena. Here there are DORMA sliding glass walls in the VIP lounges, together with automatic doors, door closer and emergency exit systems, plus a wide array of glass fittings and accessories – all playing a vital holding role. So there can be no doubt, DORMA is going to be part of the party when the best team in the world of football is finally crowned.
The eight other football arenas featuring DORMA access solutions are in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Natal, Porto Alegre and Salvador da Bahia.
“We are very proud that DORMA is represented at such a large number of sporting venues in Brazil, contributing with our products to the security and convenience of almost three million spectators during this summer’s celebrations”, says DORMA CEO Thomas P. Wagner. “Here we can see real payback for DORMA’s outstanding worldwide reputation and deep-rooted know-how in equipping stadiums and similar facilities. With our locally stationed experts and our global network of architectural consultants, we are able to bring not only innovative products but also holistic solutions into play – as our contribution to the beautiful game”, he adds.
DORMA has a long tradition in supplying access solutions for major sporting events. Just recently, DORMA technology was being put through its paces at both the Summer Olympics in London, UK, and the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, providing access, convenience, safety and security for spectators and sports people alike. And at soccer’s last major European tournament two years ago, several stadiums in the host countries Poland and Ukraine were likewise equipped with DORMA technology.
Moreover, as the stadium in Rio de Janeiro is also the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in two years’ time, DORMA will be a presence at this major sporting event as well.
Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (Copyrights: Fernandes Arquitetos)
DORMA is the trusted global partner for premium access solutions & services enabling better buildings. With over 100 years of tradition behind it, the company offers holistic solutions covering all facets of door operability – from hinges, closers and floor springs to automatic door systems and time & access control solutions. DORMA also supplies horizontal sliding wall systems. In fiscal 2012/2013 (June 30), the DORMA Group generated consolidated sales amounting to 1,031.9 million euros. Headquartered in Ennepetal, the internationally active DORMA Group is represented in more than 50 countries and employs some 7,000 people worldwide.