BMW is a German multinational corporation that specialises in designing and producing luxury vehicles and motorcycles. The company is based in Munich and was founded in 1916, initially as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. BMW was ranked the world’s 14th largest producer of motor vehicles in 2017, having produced well over 2.2 million vehicles.
MINI is a British automotive marque that was founded in 1969. In 1994, BMW acquired the marque via its purchase of the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland), who, at the time, owned Mini, among other brands.
A BMW/MINI showroom recently contacted BGS in Liverpool with regards to issues they were having with a large glass sliding door.
The team at the BMW/MINI showroom were having difficulties with a particular sliding glass door. The door had become very difficult to open and close, which indicated a problem with the carriage wheels. With no way to access the carriage wheels to remedy the problem themselves, they turned to the team at our Warrington depot for assistance. The glass sliding door needed to be restored to full working order, both from an accessibility and safety standpoint.
The solution involved using a robotic glazing machine to remove the large glass sliding door, exposing the carriage wheels. First, we removed the top track section, then used the robotic machine to lift the door out of position. With the door lifted, we inspected and repaired the carriage wheels, restoring the door to full functionality. Before replacing the door, we lubricated the wheels and refixed them to the underside of the door.
The door was then lowered back onto the track, and all the top track sections were refixed. Finally, the door was tested by our engineers to ensure the work had been successful.
The job went incredibly smoothly with no real challenges to overcome. Upon testing the doors, we found them to be much easier to move. The client was very pleased with the results and was delighted at being able to open and close the doors with greater ease than before. The job didn’t take long at all, and we were able to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. The area itself was sectioned off with cones to ensure a safe working environment.
If you would like more information about the work we carried out at the BMW/MINI showroom, or require a similar job carried out at your site, don’t hesitate to get in touch with BGS today!