Friday, 25 October 2013

Door & Hardware Federation membership at all-time high

The number of companies joining the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has hit record highs as the federation continues to drive up levels of quality, compliance, training and safety in the door, hardware and powered gate sectors.

Its total membership is fast approaching 270, its highest level ever, with an average of five new members joining every month. The DHF represents all the key players in industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates, as well as the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of building hardware, locks and architectural ironmongery.

The membership boost follows growing realisation amongst companies that to gain competitive advantage in the market they need to adopt the quality and compliance values championed by the DHF.

All DHF members provide products and services to Quality Assured standards. The DHF is introducing industry-leading training schemes for its members in a number of sectors including industrial doors, garage doors and powered gates.

All non-fire products produced by DHF industrial door and doorset members are now CE marked. The DHF has been actively helping its members achieve complete CE mark compliance in the months before this became a legal requirement on July 1 this year.

A number of the new members joining the DHF are from the gate automation sector. The DHF powered gate members are introducing a Safety Assured mark which only gate manufacturers, suppliers and installers of powered automatic gates and equipment belonging to the DHF can apply to their products.

Said Bob Perry, executive chairman of the DHF: 
“The message is now getting across loud and clear to door, hardware and powered gate companies. To compete effectively in today’s tough and demanding marketplace, companies must strive to achieve the levels of quality, compliance and safety already reached by our members. And the best way for them to do that is to seek membership of the DHF and take advantage of the benefits and help that we provide.”

To find out how to become a member of the DHF, or to learn more about the benefits of specifying from DHF members, visit the new website: .

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