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Lock it in

Combining design aesthetic with maximum durability, Excel Lockers’ range of school lockers has been a welcome addition to numerous schools across Australia.

A locker manufacturer and installer, Excel Lockers was established by Tony Downes in 2006, bringing his decades of industry experience to the business.
Brisbane based, Excel supplies its products nationwide.

Excel’s range is manufactured using the latest in computer-controlled machinery and installed by passionate staff who take a keen interest in how they look and function.

Well known for their versatility and quality, the school locker range has been designed for optimum strength and durability. Together with their robust construction, they feature heavy-duty recessed padlock fittings and heavy-duty hinges.

“Excel provides a heavy-duty option for schools which are durable and long-lasting, ensuring they can withstand whatever students throw their way,” says National Sales Manager, John Lupton.

At Excel, quality and service go hand in hand. According to Mr Lupton, a major drawcard for the business is its personal touch and ability to provide tailored solutions based on each school’s specific requirements.

“We take a real interest in each of our projects to ensure we deliver exactly what our customers need, not just what’s on the tender. This ensures the architects and the school can work together to provide students with the best possible solution,” he says.

A few years ago, Oxley College in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales purchased a number of lockers to match its house colours. Pleased with the results, the school recently added more lockers to accommodate student growth. Excel also supplied lockers for its Oxley Junior College campus. Tailored to suit primary school-aged children, these lockers were manufactured in a shorter height.

Excel has now provided locker solutions for numerous schools including Sydney Church of England Grammar School, Reddam House School in Bondi, Cammeraygal High School on Sydney’s North Shore and St John Fisher College in Brisbane.

“We are involved in projects in the very early stages, advising architects on designs and how we can build into what they are trying to achieve. Though we aren’t the biggest locker manufacturer, our major point of difference is in our personal touch. Excel is involved at every stage of the design process, right through to the final installation, so that school and students are provided with a finished product they can be proud of,” reveals Mr Lupton.

And Peter Sultana, Business Manager at St John Fisher College, agrees. Excel built and installed over 600 lockers for the school. “The design phase was detailed, Excel staff listened to our needs and designed a locker that suited the college. Excel designed a locker that met the needs of our students, rather than an alternative of modifying our needs to suit an off-the-shelf package. This gave us a better product, appreciated by our students and used effectively to store books, equipment and clothing. The lockers are well designed, well built and stylish. All the people we dealt with, from sales to design to installation, listened to us, were authentic and delivered a product that was truly bespoke.”

Lockers can be finished in a broad range of colours, and timber-based designs can be custom made in any size or configuration. The business can also advise on which lockers are best suited to each school’s needs. All Excel lockers are covered by a seven-year warranty.

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