C-star spotlight: Saneboon
This issue of C-star Spotlight features Mr. Meng Jia, General Manager of Saneboon (Beijing) Autooor Co., Ltd. As one of the leading manufactures of automotive doors, Saneboon provides a one-stop service solution for retail shops. Please read the transcript as follows.
C-star：What differentiates sliding doors, swinging doors, revolving doors or folding doors in retail?
Mr. Meng Jia: In retail business, there is not one rule governing the selection of entrance doors for retail stores. In practice, one must make diligent analysis of the store size, location, local climate as well as the customer habits among other factors, in order to determine the most suitable type of doors.
Medium and small-sized superstores or community retail stores usually have a doorway of 3 meters in width or less. Due to its insignificant size and budget, manufacturers and designers of automatic door tend to overlook this field of application, resulting in common use of push doors in many retail stores with low level of comfort and energy efficiency.
Saneboon specifically designs the GATESTAR series that offer an integrated solution of both automatic and push doors. The product combines an automatic door as the main entrance access with an auxiliary push door in case of a power outage or failure. Thanks to the design, stores that have only single access can be free of interruption even when the automatic door fails to function. In the meantime, it's more comfortable for customers to visit the store while saving energy.
C-star：In general, what must retailers consider when choosing the right door? (material, security etc.)
Mr. Meng Jia: Medium and small sized retail stores shall consider five aspects when they choose which type of door to use. First of all, as most of the stores only have one access, the entrance door must be reliable and durable so as to avoid occurrence of any failure that can disrupt customer flow and ultimately the business. Secondly, automatic doors are easy and comfortable to use. However, they shall be equipped with a thorough safety protection system that prevents customers including children and the elderly, or even pets from getting trapped or hurt. Thirdly, in the case of single access into the store, we should cater for the need of a wide entrance design that functions as both an emergency exit and the access for moving large objects. Fourthly, energy efficiency is always a concern of retail stores, especially in very cold or hot regions, as the operational costs are directly related to the energy consumption of air conditioners in the store. Thus, entrance doors shall offer various functions for different weather conditions. Last but not the least, the door should have an aesthetic appearance as it can strongly impress customers. GATESTAR series are designed and manufactured on the basis of the five aspects.
C-star：What are your expectations for C-star 2017?
Mr. Meng Jia:We will showcase the new door systems of Sanboon to more retailers and industry professionals from both home and abroad through C-star, and look forward to our discussion and exchanges on the topic. We hope to tailor-make door solutions for VIP retailers and their stores. Best wishes to C-star for more successful years. We hope that the trade fair can continue serving as a comprehensive, pragmatic and convenient platform for the retail industry.