D&D History

D&D Technologies started out in Sydney, Australia, evolving from a family-owned fencing company in the late 1980's to become a worldwide market leader in gate hardware.

The owners of the D&D Aluminum fencing company had been frustrated at the lack of durable gate latches and hinges to complement their custom-made aluminum/glass pool fencing designs.

In 1988, one of the owners, David Doyle, saw a science program featuring "rare earth" magnets that never lose their magnetic force. Devising a latching mechanism around this idea, using engineering polymers and stainless steel to eliminate rust as well as jamming, the MagnaLatch was born. Soon other local fencing contractors and fabricators wanted to use it as well, and D&D Technologies was established to manufacture the latches.

Following the success of the MagnaLatch, D&D went on to design and manufacture a complete range of polymer-based latches and hinges at its Sydney premises, including the award-winning TruClose self-closing hinges, the general-purpose LokkLatch, and the LokkLatch Magnetic Gate Lock.

To take on the lucrative global market, our North American division - D&D Technologies (USA) - was established in 1996.

D&D Technologies now enjoys a reputation as the gate hardware leader around the world, with established markets in Australia, the US, Canada, South America, the UK, Europe, and New Zealand. While we are in business to make a profit, we are proud of the fact that our products save lives.