Ready for another price hike?

Information Bulletin
Our dearest client,

We write to you with the year of 2021 nearly coming to an end.But regrettably it is not marking the end of an inexorable rise in costs that is plaguing almost all manufacturers in South Africa.The worldwide boom in commodity prices has certainly been great for this country as a net exporter of commodities, but out of all these commodities comes materials required for the manufacture of our products. Materials such as steel, aluminum, engineering plastics, copper wire and the list goes on.Layered on top of this has been the unparalleled increase in the cost of electronics components exacerbated by a total shortage of supply. Shipping in all these components from the various countries of supply has also been subjected to massive price hikes. As an example, the cost of a 40ft container out of the Far East has gone from approximately R60,000 a couple of years ago to over R200,000 today.We are trying to absorb all these increases along with our local increases in the cost of labour, electricity, etc. as much as possible, but regrettably we need to pass on a small increase of 2.5%, over and above the increase applied earlier this year.The new prices will come into effect from the 1st November.
Kind regards,


Product Shortage

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Dear Valued Customer, We previously issued a communication (January 2021) regarding stock shortages and we just wanted to update you on the situation.

As you know, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has been profound and far-reaching, and this includes adversely affecting the supply, transport and logistics of certain goods, including some of the components and parts used in our products. Regrettably, this means that we are currently experiencing stock shortages at all national branches.

We assure you that we are doing all we can to ensure that we have adequate stock so that we can continue to provide you with the best service.

We apologies for the inconvenience, and our representatives are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Kind regards,

Gate Motor Scam

Our Public is being fooled again by dodgy gate motor installers. They are being sold refurbished (2nd hand) Centurion D5 Evo Gate motors “as new”

The Unit are nicely seal by centurion systems but have a red label indicating it’s a refurbished unit. Our public does not no this and are being fooled into thinking it’s new.

Be aware – If you are getting a “new” motor at half the price. It’s not new.

Centurion D5 Smart

In my opinion.

GATE MOTOR – d5 smart

My thoughts on the D5 Smart after 1st installation.

It is a small’ish motor, fits directly onto the D5’s baseplate and I like that.

I did not like the “Update” or ” “Sync” procedure. It Requires internet connectivity on your phone – It takes a while too. So if you find yourself in a remote area with poor connectivity you will not be able to get this machine going.

I like the height adjusting feature – not just for leveling but now to align with rack.

I also liked the fact that it does not make use of an origin marker, safes time and eliminates future headaches.

The “App” is cool, but the lady talking is annoying.

Let’s talk specs, pretty much the same workhorse ability as the D5 Evo coupled with double the speed – It’s Fast, really fast. Safety beams are strongly suggested. Because of this speed it will need a maintenance checkup every 3rd month, you forget, you pay.