Specifier – September 2014

Bob Vollmer, director of Bitcon, says the company is experiencing increasing demand for its fire doors as well as security doors and anti-radiation from not only neighbouring states but also from the North African market, where the Rubidor® fire door growth is unprecedented.

Among the African orders for the Rubidor® fire doors secured four months are projects such as;

  • African Barrak Gold PLC in the Kahama district of Tanzania (a direct order from Tanzani’s largest gold mine which is also among the top five gold producers on the continent)
  • Church of the Latter Day Saints in Itembe, Uganda (order placed by Total Source for the church project which has Seyani Brothers as main contractors)
  • The new Gateway Mall shopping complex in Lilongwe, Malawi (an order placed by Stefanutti Stocks)
  • The new Lady Pohamba private hospital in Windhoek, Namibia, the hospital has a 24-hour Level One Trauma unit, the first of its kind in Namibia (an order for both lead-lined and fire doors placed by Stefanutti Stocks)
  • Extensions to the independent Maru-a-Pula Secondary schoold in Gabarone, Botswana (an order placed by Mecurio Trading which is, like Bitcon, part of the Vitrex Group)
  • New premises for the Lesotho Communal Authority in Maseru, Lesotho (order placed by the contractors LSP Construction)
  • Standard Bank expansion in Maputo, Mozambique (order from Pelican Systems)
  • Rehobooth Shopping Centre near Windhoek, Namibia (order by Wispeco)

During 2014, Bitcon also supplied Rubidor® fire doors to African countries that included Ghana, Senegal, Swaziland and Zambia.

Bitcon produces it’s Rubidor® fire doors; Anti-Bandit, Polar and Hippo security doors; transformer and lead-lined doors from a production plant in Jet Park, Boksburg.

Rubidor® Class A,B & D hinged fire doors meet the requirements of SANS 1253:2003 and Bitcon also produces sliding fire doors in the Class A, B & D categories, which fulfil the national test standard.