Dover Vanguard, Manchester, UK

Roller shutters and door products with global operations in the UK, USA and Australia

The AMgroup started in 1923 and now operates globally across 3 continents; Australia, North America and Europe and includes a total of 13 companies.


Their products include the original premium quality heavy-duty fire truck roller shutter door Nyloy 30 Dover Vanguard are suppliers of roller shutters and doors for fire trucks within the industry and are part of the AMgroup. With applications for all special purpose vehicles and trucks providing access to cabinets or compartments housing tools, equipment and machinery. It has a maximum size of 2,500mm wide x 2,500mm high.


The three companies with the group that specialise in the fire truck shutter manufacturer are Dover Vanguard in the UK, Dover Roller Shutter in the USA and Austral Monsoon in Australia.


Dover Roller Shutters was established in 1954 and was the original manufacturer world wide of aluminium roller shutters for use on fire engine trucks. It established itself as the premium supplier of roller shutters to fire departments and emergency services providers throughout the world.


Vanguard Shutters Ltd was established in 1971 supplying roller shutters to truck body builders for delivery vans and trucks. Over the years Vanguard also developed products for architectural markets including steel and aluminium roller shutters.


In 2004 Austral Monsoon Industries Pty Ltd, a privately owned Australian based multinational, purchased the Dover Roller Shutters business and in 2005 acquired the Vanguard Roller Shutters business forming Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters Ltd (DVRS). The Dover Roller Shutters business was relocated to Vanguard’s premises in Coldhurst Street, Oldham, England.


In 2007 the Oldham premises were expanded doubling production floor area and a new administration office was constructed. A significant capital expenditure in new machinery was also undertaken in 2007 and 2008 including the addition of a powder coating paint line and rolling mills for Slat and Guide Track production.

DVRS is capable of delivering a wide range of roller shutter and other door products for commercial, industrial and domestic applications. It provides a full range of services including installation of its products, 24 hour emergency repair and product maintenance.


The AM Group operates a range of manufacturing companies in Australia, USA and UK. Group products are broadly based on commercial and industrial building products and doors for truck body and trailer markets.



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