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Overview

Albany Door Systems invented the RapidRoll fabric door in the late 1960s. This revolutionary high-speed roll up door became the benchmark that started the industrial high speed rolling door industry.
Today, Albany Door Systems is the global leader in the high speed and high speed industrial door market with a myriad of patents on various aspects of the systems. We manufacture custom door solutions for a variety of industries and markets. Each of these markets use Albany doors in a varied range of applications where separation of environments, speed of material or vehicle flow, and safety of persons or objects is critical.
Albany Door Systems’ five worldwide production facilities are located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA; Halmstad, Sweden; Lippstadt, Germany; West Gosford, Australia; and Panyu City, China.
Sales offices are located in China, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Latin America, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.
Marketing and Communications can be contacted at:
975 A Old Norcross Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone: 770-338-5019
Fax: 770-338-5024


History

Albany Door Systems’ parent company, Albany International Corp., pioneered the high speed door industry with the invention of the world’s first high speed fabric roll up door in 1968.
The concept was developed by an engineer at Albany International’s paper machine clothing plant in Halmstad, Sweden who discovered an ingenious new use for the fabrics manufactured there. He designed a door with a fabric panel that would roll up and down rapidly and quickly seal the door’s opening. A unique counterbalance system kept the door closed tight and created remarkably smooth operation. This groundbreaking technology produced a door that could open and close faster than any other industrial-use door in history. Requests from other companies for this “RapidRoll®” door soon followed leading to the creation of Albany International’s door division and an industry was born.
The door division, initially known as NOMAFA, later grew through the acquisitions of German door manufacturers Schieffer, and Jansen, and Canadian door maker M&I. Capitalizing on the strengths of its acquired companies, the subsequently named Albany Door Systems continued a legacy of innovation and today supplies doors from five worldwide production facilities.

The Albany Value Concept

Albany Door Systems places company-wide value on customer success. This means that every person and every process within our organization focuses on adding value for our customer. We do this by emphasizing the creation of innovative custom door solutions, value-focused sales and marketing, optimized business practices, and value-added service and support. Ultimately, we are driven to help our customers add value to their own organizations. That is the Albany Value Concept.

Customer Service

Albany Door Systems is committed to keeping its customers’ high speed doors operating in optimal condition. Accessible, knowledgeable and responsive technicians are available to give support and assistance whenever and wherever it’s needed. 
Albany Door Systems has developed a factory trained dealer representative network to ensure customer satisfaction after the sale. Our dedicated call center is on hand to support all customer After Market needs. We offer competitively priced high-quality parts, many of which are available to ship within 24 hours, and provide highly qualified factory trained service representatives to assist with technical advice and support.
On-site training is also available to help customers become more familiar with the operation of their Albany door. Regular inspection and preventative maintenance will keep an Albany door running in top condition cycle after cycle, year after year.

Albany Milestones

  • 1968 – Albany’s parent company invents first rapid roll up door.
  • 1994 - Albany Door Systems Rapid Roll® Model 670 door becomes the first door to pass 1 million cycles. Today it has performed over 2.5 million cycle.
  • 1994 - First  high  performance  door  company  to  introduce  a  new  generation  of doors with  PLC  controls
  • 1995 - First  high  performance  door  company  to  introduce  a  new  generation  of  soft  start/soft  stop  controls
  • 1999 – Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award Silver Winner – (Construction, Buildings, & Grounds) RapidRoll® 355
  • 2001 – Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award Silver Winner – (Construction, Buildings, & Grounds) Dual Panel Knock and Lock
  • 2002 – Albany receives ISO certification
  • 2004 – First Rapid Roll® 3000 manufactured in US
  • 2004 – RapidRoll 3000 introduced with patented DiscDrive technology
  • 2006 – First Mining and Industrial Door shipped to Australian continent.
  • 2006 – Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award Winner - (Construction, Buildings, & Grounds) RapidRoll® 3000R
  • 2007 - Albany Door Systems acquires R-Bac Industries