Tuesday 22 October 2013

Dorma Expands its Presence & Service in the UK

DORMA UK Ltd continues to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of premium access solutions and services by acquiring Ascot Doors Ltd, one of the largest independent suppliers of Industrial Doors and Door Servicing in the UK. 
DORMA is a trusted partner in the supply of door products and supports those products with installation and service teams nationally, offering 24/7 service on all major brands of Automatic and Pedestrian Doors. With the acquisition of Ascot Doors Ltd effective 30th September 2013, DORMA now provides its customers with a complete one stop shop solution for products and services in and around the building.

Alan Blower, Managing Director of DORMA UK Ltd, commented: 
“Being able to provide complete lifecycle servicing of our products is an ethos held by both companies and the combined field based team of 200 service technicians will ensure we continue to offer best in class service to all our customers but now with a much broader offer. Ascot Doors and DORMA are an excellent fit of two long standing family businesses that produce quality products and place the customer experience central to everything they do”.

Andrew Ashworth, Managing Director of Ascot Doors Ltd. added:
“The acquisition of Ascot Doors Ltd by DORMA provides an excellent opportunity to carry on the Ascot legacy in a manner that enhances growth as well as securing the long term future of our employees. We are thrilled to join the DORMA Group”.

About Ascot Doors Ltd

Ascot Doors was established in 1983 by Andrew Ashworth and Derek Bridge to service and repair all types of industrial and commercial doors. The manufacture of shutter products followed and by 2000 the Company had expanded its portfolio to include High Security Shutters, Hinged Doors, Sectional Doors and Rapid Doors.The development of High Security Hinged Doors followed in 2003. 
Today, the Company operates from 11 depots nationally employing 225 people and is recognised as a key supplier in both the door manufacturing and door servicing industry. Customers, including major contractors and retailers value Ascot’s quality and range of product, industry knowledge, service support and integrated approach.


DORMA is a leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions and services that enable better buildings. With over 100 years of tradition behind it, DORMA creates holistic solutions for the opening and closing of doors. Their full range of products and services provides safety and security as well as convenience and comfort. DORMA features a design-oriented portfolio of architectural door hardware, hardware for glass door applications, door automation systems and on site servicing. 
DORMA maintains major production plants in Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, China and North and South America. In the last full fiscal year DORMA Group generated sales in excess of 1 billion Euros. With Headquarters in Ennepetal, Germany, it boasts true international reach with operations in over 50 countries and a global workforce of approximately 7,000.

DORMA in the UK was established in 1978. The UK & Ireland region comprises two companies, DORMA UK Limited and DORMA Ireland Limited, with two business segments comprising: New Equipment and Service. The head office is based in Hitchin with additional regional offices in Jarrow, Falkirk, Bristol and Birmingham. The business has grown to over 300 employees. 

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