Toshi Automatic Systems Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading automation company offering a wide range of automation products for homes, offices and industries, has announced that one of its most prominent installations, an automatic sliding gate at the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, has successfully completed its first year.
Speaking on the achievement, Mr. Sanjeev Sachdev, Managing Director, Toshi Automatic Systems Pvt. Ltd., said, “It is a privilege to be the vendor of choice for this prestigious assignment that we won not because of affordable pricing but primarily because of the quality of our products and the support services, which our brand Toshi Automatic is famous for, across the length and breadth of India.”
Powered by a state-of-the-art automatic sliding gate operator unit from Ditec Entrematic, an automation technology giant from Italy, the sliding gate installed by Toshi Automatic at the Victoria Memorial weighs over 100 kg.
Elaborating upon the technology powering the sliding gate, Mr. Kapil Sachdev, Chief Technology Officer, Toshi Automatic Systems Pvt. Ltd., said, “The 20m wide and 10m high sliding gate is made of military grade steel and it automatically opens or closes fully within 6 seconds of receiving the instruction sent to its control unit, either by click of a button or through a sensory device that tracks movements and proximity of objects.”
Erected on the grounds by the bank of the Hooghly River, the Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Like the Taj Mahal, the Victoria Memorial is built of white Makrana marble and is a memorial to an empress, Queen Victoria (1819–1901). Today, it is an immensely popular tourist destination and a public museum being managed under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Toshi Automatic’s sliding gate installation is contributing to strengthening the security measures at Victoria Memorial and helping the authorities better manage the inflow of people and vehicles, while also drastically reducing the wait times and possibility of any traffic jams at or around the entrance.
Large number of people regularly throng the Victoria Memorial because of its 25 galleries including the royal gallery, the national leaders gallery, the portrait gallery, central hall, the sculpture gallery, the arms and armoury gallery and the newer, Calcutta gallery. People also visit Victoria Memorial to witness the collection of rare and antiquarian books such as the illustrated works of William Shakespeare, the Arabian Nights and the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam as well as books about kathak dance and thumri music by Wazid Ali Shah.
The Victoria Memorial gardens are spread across an area of 64 acres (260,000 sqm) and are maintained by a team of gardeners. On the Esch’s bridge, between the narrative panels, there is a bronze statue of Queen Victoria, seated on her throne, wearing the robes of the Star of India.
“We operate from one of the most modern design and manufacturing facilities in the business and employ a team of highly skilled engineers to ensure reliable installations and impeccable services. We are geographically well placed to meet the needs of our wide customer base around the country, which spans individual homes, manufacturing and service companies, leisure operators and local authorities,” concluded Mr. Kapil Sachdev.
Toshi’s installations can be found at various airports, hospitals, chemical plants, petroleum plants, power generation sites, car and lorry parks, theme parks, hotels, caravan parks, shopping centres, retail parks, manufacturing facilities and office developments spread across India.