Interview with Meikel Nagel of Marantec

Marantec To Showcase Two New Openers at IDA Expo 2010

Interview with Meikel Nagel of Marantec

Every year at the IDA Expo, all eyes are usually on the roll out – or roll up, with emphasis on the ‘pun’- of the latest overhead garage door openers and their advancements in technology. Marantec is among the industry leaders of quality devices and will feature two new openers at the IDA Show this April in Las Vegas.

In a brief discussion with newly appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Marantec America, Meikel Nagel, we gained some insight on the company’s new products, as well as their continued commitment to their dealers and customers.

“We depend on the expertise of you, the professional dealer and installer, to provide your customers with the best possible recommendation, installation and service” says Nagel. “In return, we offer you an exclusive, top-line product with a bottom line that is not whittled away by “Big Box” pricing policies of commodity brands.”

“With Marantec,” he continues, “your customers will experience the quality difference of a German-engineered and American-built garage door opener that is designed to perform, built to last, provide years of trouble-free operation, and includes one of the industries’ best standard warranties.”

In an economy where differentiation from the competition is key, and the ability to provide the customer with a choice of garage door openers is crucial to the success of any door company, Marantec America offers the professional dealer and installer a rarity in the marketplace: a dependable market leading product with limited distribution. Exclusive in technology and design, Marantec systems have continued to bring feature rich, reliable and innovative garage door technology to the market for over 30 years.

At this year’s IDA Expo, Marantec will showcase two new openers. First, the RV-8000 is an opener designed for residential applications involving doors up to 14′ high – ideal for pole barns and RV garages. The RV-8000 includes two remote controls and one wireless keyless entry system.

In addition to the RV, Marantec will also be displaying their newest light duty commercial opener, the LC-1000. The LC is rated at a remarkable 19 cycles per hour and comparable in strength to a one horsepower AC operator. The LC-1000 is pre-wired to accept photo eyes, an industrial wall control and radio controls. This device also features a programmable timer to close, as well as a programmable mid-stop function.

Easy to present, Marantec’s sleek, contemporary look is easily adopted by the customer and tastefully integrates both brains and brawn. The M-Line residential operators all feature Marantec’s EOS-Easy Operating System, Digital Intelligence, DC technology, Modularity, HomeLink compatibility and the quietest operation of any garage door opener available.

Be sure to visit Marantec’s booth on the IDA Expo floor or learn more about their products online at A full spec sheet for the LC-1000 can be viewed by clicking here.