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'West Group Automatic Gates' is the combination of two companies: West Group Technical Services Ltd and Striking Iron Ltd; father and son team with extensive knowledge and experience in gate automation and entry systems.


West Group Automatic Gates are specialists in automation systems, engaged in every step of the process from planning through to the final walk through. The team work on each project closely together, each stage planned and fully considered to ensure minimum disruption to your property with maximum impact on completion. Father and son team, Pete (Striking Iron Ltd) who carries out the design and supervision of the fabrication/mechanical works and Jack (West Group Technical Services Ltd), who carries out the design and supervision of the electrical installations, automation and access control.

Based in north Glasgow, they are well placed to cover the whole of Scotland offering automation to existing gates or a whole new gate and automation system.


Your Driveway Gates should not only complement the character and architecture of your home, but provide reliable security and work impeccably with the practicalities of your day to day living. West Group Automatic Gates specialise in all aspects of gate automation and entry systems to create the perfect entrance-way to your property and to harmonise with the busy lives of you and your family. 

Our Supervisor Pete Hartigan has fabricating experience going back to 1993, and has provided the highest quality handmade gates, railings and balustrades in and around Scotland during this time. Since the early days of Striking Iron Ltd, there has been no need for advertising as all work comes word of mouth, which goes to show that the quality of workmanship, quite literally speaks for itself!

Our Director Jack Lyon has been in the electrical industry since 2011, serving an apprenticeship in controls, security and electrical installation and going on to become a fully qualified and accredited electrician and founding Director of the company; West Group Technical Services. 

Jack’s specialist experience in automation and electrical systems makes his installations the highest quality and reliability in the UK. We were delighted to have these standards recognised by winning ‘Best Specialist Gate Automation Solutions Company’ at the 2019 Scottish Enterprise Awards. 

Recognition by The Industry 
Over the years, our high-quality installations, repairs and maintenance schedules have gained us trust and accreditation from leading manufacturers and government approved schemes as approved contractors within the automation and electrical industry. 

We continually work to keep the latest industry standards current and are certified to the 18th edition of Electrical British Standard 7671.

The Platinum Promise

Due to our accreditation with the UK’s most prestigious electrical governing body (NICEIC) all of our customers are covered under the platinum promise. This gives you a guarantee of our installation work for 6 years. In the unlikely event that we cease trading, your project is covered by the NICEIC guarantee and they will cover the costs for another contractor to rectify any problems. * Manufacturers equipment and components are not covered but our installation is, so you can be sure you are receiving the highest quality installation available.

We will discuss designs and possibilities with you and will take into account the style of architecture, garden design, slope of driveway and access space etc but if you're looking for some inspiration in the meantime, please visit our gallery page on our West Group Automatic Gates site here >

We look forward to working on you next project with you. Please phone us on 0141 343 7651 to discuss...

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