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Jeftomson (Geoffrey Thompson) Fruit Packing

Products Used: Compact Sectional Door

Jeftomson (Geoffrey Thompson) Fruit Packing is a packing and crating company in Northern Victoria.  Founded in 1949, Jeftomson is the largest apple and pear packing business in Australia exporting a range of apples and pears worldwide.

The organisation has 14 branches / subsidiaries / headquarters. The company is a vertically integrated horticultural business, having full control of the product from growing, storing, packing and transport, through to sales and marketing. It has the largest apple and pear packing business in Australia.



The Remax Team were asked to install two new thermal Compact Sectional Insulated doors to the loading docks at the new Orrvale facility.

Jeftomson’s required Compact Sectional Doors for the following reasons:

  • Traditionally, loading dock sectional doors require wall space and ceiling space to allow the door panels to run up and under the ceiling. The tracks are often supported by unsightly bracing and ceiling supports. Additionally, the lifting shaft and springs are all exposed, adding to an unsightly look in an otherwise clean environment. The Compact Sectional Doors chosen by Geoffrey Thompson Fruit Packaging have none of that. By contrast, they’re neat, free of any exposed springs, and compact! Their small footprint, and compact design meant that all the existing electrical and lighting infrastructure in the new facility remained undisturbed. The Compact Sectional Door folds together above the entrance while opening, and saves not only space but is also very easy to operate and is maintenance friendly.
  • Geoffrey Thompson have integrated operation of the Compact Sectional Doors to their Dock Levelling equipment to ensure safety while loading through the doorway.
  • As an exit / entry point for receivables and dispatch for temperature control; Compact Sectional Doors open at 19cm/sec (or up to 60cm/sec for high speed option) which means that they maintain internal temperature when forklifts and vehicles are coming in and out by being kept closed for longer, reducing energy losses through open doors.
  • For their unique thermal properties. Door panels have the flexibility to be used in many different environments. One being cool room environments, where the insulated sandwich panels are CFC-free polystyrene foam covered with aluminium stucco finished cladding. Insulation value EN12428, Panel: U=0.76 W/m²K.

Not only is the Compact Sectional Door favoured by Architects due its versatility in appearance, but it is also favoured by Builders due to its versatility onsite when it comes to ease of installation and because it does not require the vast increase in overhead space which is normally specified for standard overhead doors which can create a large wasted space overhead. This wasted space cannot be utilised for any other purpose. With the Compact Sectional Door, the roof space can be fully utilised without impacting the door both in open and closed state.

Compact Sectional Doors have also been installed at Cadbury in their wash-down area, showing the true flexibility of the Compact Sectional Door. Compact Sectional Doors are made bespoke to its environment and entry, in both panel requirements (whether you require full vision panels, thermal panels or a mixture of both - thermal, PVC, double-glazed acrylate/polycarbonate/reinforced safety glass, mesh) as well as the opening size, from your average garage door opening size to a large warehouse requiring access for heavy machinery and vehicles such as aeroplanes, cranes and Fire Engines. Read about the Cadbury Project installation here. Also consider a recent installation at Mazda, Warrnambool, VIC.

Client Requirements:

Compact Sectional Door

Scope of Works:

1. Consultancy and Planning
2. Made to measure components
3. Delivery and installation of Compact Sectional Door and custom steelwork.


We asked the the Site Engineer at Geoffrey Thompson to comment on the main reason why they chose Compact Sectional Doors and he responded to say that it was due to: 

1. Good quality components needed for the robust installation.
2. Clean lines of the finished product.
3. Thermal insulation maintained for the installation.
4. Proven product support from a company with a long standing history with Geoffrey Thompsons.
5. Operational speeds.

Project Images: 

Thermal Compact Sectional Doors installed in Victoria in a fruit packing facility:

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The insulated door leaves fold up neatly into a tidy section above the door:

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Compact Thermal Sectional Doors at Jeftomson

 Thermal sectional doors at Jeftomson Thermal Compact Sectional Doors at Jeftomson

For additional warehouse efficiency and safety, consider installing LED Integrated Traffic Lights with your high speed door. The Traffic Lights for High Speed Doors ensure that all parties working and operating within and outside of your facility or warehouse, including forklift operators, pedestrians and other vehicles are always aware of oncoming traffic. The Traffic Lights increase efficiency too - the LED lights provide information on when the door is safe to approach and can be seen clearly from a distance. 

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Topics: high speed doors, compact sectional door, pests, dust, thermal panels, thermal leaves, cool room,, fruit packing,, fruit industry, fruit packaging warehouse, jeftomson, Sector - Cold Storage, Location - Australia, VIC, Sector - Food and Beverage Processing, P - Sectional Doors

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