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Back in 1928, we must have been doing something right. This early Access Cover is still in service.Gatic's reputation as a global leader in the manufacture of engineered access covers and surface water drainage systems has been established for over 80 years.
Gatic Access Covers
With a history of installations dating back to the 1920's, Gatic is without doubt a fully proven International Standard for engineered, heavy duty access covers and drainage gratings.
Original 1928 cover still in service
When we were asked to design our first heavy duty access cover for Shell, back in the 20's, it was to a demanding specification. Our success in meeting it can be judged by the fact that it can still be seen in use at the Shell garage where it was originally installed.
Continuous development and refinement
Since that first success, we have continued to improve and adapt our range of products to suit the ever increasing and diverse demands of travel, industry and commerce. We have developed ductile iron, single and multispan machined covers in a range of surface finishes and load ratings for everything from shopping centres to the harshest of Air and Seaport environments.
Originally developed to cope with the extreme drainage demands of international airports where our access covers were already in use, Slotdrain's unique profile and capabilities have proved infinitely scaleable and today’s range provides effective and economical surface water drainage for projects of all sizes, including landscaping and urban engineering schemes.
Gatic Slotdrain is now widely recognized as one of the most successful and efficient methods of dealing with surface water drainage. Its reputation is such that Slotdrain is rapidy becoming the system of choice in many regions of the world. Thanks to its unique profile and ease of installation, there are clear benefits for both engineers and contractors, as well as their clients, when choosing Gatic Slotdrain products for channel drainage and linear drainage solutions.
Specialised engineering and special advice
At Gatic, we are dedicated to making sure that our customers get the very best performance from our products. We provide advice in the form of tutorial videos and illustrated instruction manuals, supplemented with access to our in-house designers, who offer a genuinely rapid-response design service (within 24hrs, if necessary).
Not only does this keep down time on site, thus reducing costs, but it helps ensure a successful outcome to the project, which is good for us, and even better for you.
To make life easier still, we will give you our state-of-the-art design software so that you can plan your own Slotdrain system. Straightforward and intuitive to use, it’s the same software used by our in-house designers.
The many and varied urban landscaping projects on which Slotdrain is so often specified and installed has given us the opportunity to see first hand the standard of street furniture typically used.
The disappointment we often felt has led to the development of StreetWise, an exciting new initiative in the way street furniture is designed. StreetWise can be bespoke designed or chosen from amongst our standard 'BenchMark' off-the-shelf range.