Welcome to the Centurion Systems website. Centurion Systems manufactures a diverse and award-winning range of products to control the access of people and vehicles into and out of residential, commercial and industrial properties. The company’s products which have been designed to maximise users’ security and convenience are currently exported to over 70 countries worldwide. With a track record of reliability spanning three decades, CENTURION is the automatic choice in gate automation and access control.
In 2016, CENTURION became a member of the largest access automation brand in the world, FAAC, S.p.A, marking the beginning of a powerful partnership poised towards serving an even wider range of automation needs.
ACCESS AUTOMATION PRODUCTS
CENTURION offers a diverse range of products including:
- Sliding gate motors
- Swing gate motors
- Garage door operators
- Traffic barriers
- Remote controls
- Proximity access control systems
- Intercom systems.
The company invests considerably in its Research and Development programme with a crack team of fully-qualified engineers, using the latest computer aided design tools to constantly research new and innovative products to add to the range, upgrade existing models and develop tools and jigs for its manufacturing facility.
CENTURION has an equally strong manufacturing capability with an almost fully-automatic SMT facility installed for the population of its multitude of electronic controllers. Added to this it has a comprehensive range of numerically-controlled machine tools, including thread rolling, for the manufacture of different components used in the gate motors and traffic barriers. To further enhance the efficiency of this facility CENTURION has started to implement robotics.
The company is certified with the world-class quality assurance system, ISO9001:2008, to ensure that its products are manufactured to the highest level of quality. Added to this, using custom-built computer-aided equipment, there is a 100% test to specification on every product manufactured.
Through a team of dedicated technicians and sales personnel, together with a fully-fledged in-house training facility, CENTURION is committed to providing unmatched service and support for its products. Its products are available through a network of competent distributors and installers in over 70 countries around the world.
With hundreds of thousands of operators installed around the world, CENTURION has earned the reputation of producing reliable and innovative products for the gate and access automation industry.
As a testament to its success to date, CENTURION has over the years received a number of awards and accolades. It has earned numerous SABS Design Excellence awards for its products. It has for three consecutive years been in the top three in the South African Sustainable Growth Awards, 5 year private company category which included in one year, line honours. In 2007 its Managing Director was awarded the coveted Entrepreneurs Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young.
In 2016, history is made as global access automation powerhouse FAAC S.p.A acquires Centurion Systems.
In addition to its impressive and wide-reaching distribution network spanning over 70 countries, CENTURION South Africa offers its clients a choice of nine official branches located nationwide. These are:
Centurion Systems launched the exciting and innovative service exchange initiative geared towards drastically reducing client downtime as well as expediting repair turnaround on D5-Evo sliding gate motors. A first in the gate automation industry in South Africa.
Centurion Systems acquires MyGSM, adding two versatile new GSM control and monitoring devices to our GSM range.
Opened our first branch beyond our borders in Lagos, Nigeria
Upgrade quality assurance system to ISO9001:2008.
VECTOR2 swing gate operator wins SABS Design Institute of SA Design Excellence Award.
The launch of the SECTOR high volume traffic barrier.
Launch of D10 industrial sliding gate operator with DC motor.
Launch of XTrac, a revolutionary garage door operator.
Launch of D5-Evo, an upgraded version of the tried and tested D5 domestic and light industrial sliding gate operator.
Move into new head office and 15,909sqm production facility in Production Park, Northriding, Johannesburg.
Open new branch in Bloemfontein.
VECTOR2 – Develop new, intuitive controller and upgrade operator.
Start building new head office and factory in Production Park, Northriding, Johannesburg.
Develop new industrial sliding gate operator – A10 (unique use of custom developed inverter to drive single phase operator).
Complete extension of the factory in Northriding, Johannesburg increasing footprint to 7,500sqm.
Develop new rotary swing gate operator – R3.
Develop data logging and time barring module for keypads and remote controls – CHRONOLOG.
Upgrade quality assurance system to ISO certification to ISO9001-2000.
Build the new 3,200sqm factory in Northriding, Johannesburg.
Develop multi-user receiver – SUPA SMART.
Develop manual traffic barrier – CENTINEL.
Develop high volume automatic barrier – CENTOR.
Develop infrared safety beams – i5.
Introduce the sliding operator for light gates – D3.
Develop own set of remote controls – SMART (Unique for its self-learning technology).
Implement ISO9001 quality assurance system.
Design new company logo.
Develop new DC sliding gate operator – D5 (first operator in the world using a polymer injection moulded gearbox).
Open branch in Jet Park, Johannesburg.
Develop advanced single motor controller for AC motors – CP91.
Build own 1,200sqm factory and offices at 1 Engineering Close, Kya Sands, Johannesburg.
Develop cost-effective motor controller for gate operators – CP87.
Open branch in Pinetown, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Develop own 12V DC traffic barrier – CENTRY.
First microprocessor based controller for DC motors – CP77.
First microprocessor based controller for AC motors – CP90.
Ian Rozowsky joins to head up the development of new products.
Develop entry level sliding gate operator – MINI-SLIDA.
Ian Tingle joins to head up the production facility.
Develop light-industrial rotary swing gate operator – MAXI-MATE.
Move to rented premises in Staal Street, Kya Sands, Johannesburg.
Start selling to various markets in Southern Africa. Introduce first sliding gate operator – SUPA-SLIDA.
Introduce first pedestal mounted rotary swing gate operator – AUTO-MATE.
Richard Rohman joins full time to continue developing the gate automation side.
Centurion Systems introduces the first gate controller – CP3-III sold with our ground mounted rotary swing gate operator.