Gate-A-Mation’s founder started in the gate industry back in 1983, when working for another company that dabbled in powered automatic electric gates.
The UK market was tiny with a handful of home based manufacturers that could not compete with imported products. This allowed the Italian firms to establish a foothold with the forerunners setting up dealership networks that had some influence over training and product installation.
In 1988 Gate-A-Mation was set up and soon became a flagship promotor of the industry, building upon individual designs that were created to be reliable and last and not based around an inadequate budget just to gain an order!
We continue to stand by our design code, resisting cheaper, short lived, unreliable paths that can now be blamed for many incidents including damage to property as well as personal injury and fatalities. Although losing out on price with many installations, especially to the unexperienced purchaser, the work load upon the service and repair department continues to grow. Inheriting others work, from dissatisfied customers, remains our largest growing sector of business.
Since 1992 the Gate-A-Mation design guide continues to be updated and published with a Safety App created in 2015 to help educate and promote safer gate systems for all.
To date with over 15,000 systems included on our current database, makes us one of the largest and most successful gate specialist companies in the industry.