Application Story – FDB Hinges – On the Waterfront in Cape Town


FDB Panel Fittings supplied compact concealed hinges for public information kiosks installed during the re-development of a run-down waterfront area in Cape Town, South Africa.

Isleworth, United Kingdom, October, 2012 –(– Re-development of a run-down waterfront area in Cape Town, South Africa into prestigious shops, hotels, flats, cafes, etc. called for a range of public information kiosks with compact concealed hinges to permit access for installation/maintenance. FDB Panel Fittings were delighted to provide their 4-100 90 degree weld-on hinges with central guide which resist sagging during adjustment.

The situation called for double-sided kiosks with back to back 55 inch LCD screens mounted in a 2.4m high by 1m wide housing just 200mm deep – so internal space was at a premium and strength/rigidity essential. Aesthetic design was paramount in the presentation of this installation which was intended to offer a larger than life interactive experience to visitors and to suit the contemporary styling of the wider development itself.

It is satisfying that FDB were able to play a small but significant part in this successful project. Further information on FDB Panel Fittings products and services may be found at:, find the latest information and news on the FDB blog –, or follow them on twitter: – also see

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