Lionel Motors Nissan in Rustenberg, is South Africa's largest vehicle dealership, serving the Rustenburg community and nearby areas since 1942, such that it considers many of its customers to be family because of their long-standing ties.
Its dealership provides a comprehensive range of automotive services, including the sale of new and used automobiles, the service and repair of vehicles, and provides clients’ consultation with financing and insurance.
The Dealership office and showroom temperatures were unbearable due to massive heat gain through the large showroom windows, essential to showcase the cars. This was not a customer friendly environment. Typical solutions of internal blinds and solar control films had been tried and failed and only succeeded in blocking vision and distorting the natural daylight.
Smartlouvre’s Peter Murray was contacted by Super Group Dealerships to prove, with a practical demonstration, Microlouvre Koolshade®’s performance claims and test results from top German and American laboratories. This practical demonstration quickly proved the product’s performance claims.
Microlouvre Koolshade® screens were quickly and smoothly installed, with no internal disruption to the activities of a very busy showroom and offices. Within 10 minutes, internal temperatures dropped by 10°C and the once too hot to touch glass was cool to the touch. You could certainly feel the difference when touching the glass on the inside before and after the screens were fitted.
Staff and customers were delighted to be cool and comfortable, with a balanced air conditioning system now possible enabling workstations to be placed close to windows that had previously been unusable and unbearable hot spots. Uninterrupted visual contact with the outside enables sales staff to see visiting customers and natural daylight created the ideal working environment.
Massively reduced internal temperatures
Thermal and visual comfort
Natural daylight with high visual contact on the outside
Reduction in air conditioning costs
Made from +90% recycled copper scrap