Monday 2 December 2019

SOMMER celebrating 21 years in the UK!

The SOMMER Group established their UK subsidiary in 1988.  Initially based in the North-West, moving to premises at the Airfield Business Park in York in 2006, before relocating to its current premises in Elvington, York in 2015.  

This last move, united SOMMER Door & Gate Automation UK Ltd, with DOCO International Limited, a ‘sister’ subsidiary of the SOMMER Group.

SOMMER, whose head office is in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany, is an expert manufacturer and innovator in automation; particularly for garage and industrial doors, swing and sliding gates, roller and high-speed door controls and barrier systems.

The range of operators and control units, radio technology, biometrics, home automation and many useful accessories, increase security and convenience to the end user.

DOCO fits perfectly within the SOMMER Group with their extensive residential and industrial door solutions, from complete modular track sets to their vast offering of spare parts. Including pre-assembled springs for residential doors and the new pass-door for easier access in certain residential situations.

With Groke’s superb range of thermally efficient aluminium entrance doors, SOMMER is now well placed in the UK door industry market.

New directions:

Always moving forward and looking for ways to increase and improve their range and service to their customers, there have been quite a few changes over the past year, giving the UK business a new ‘buzz’.

  • Managing director, David Newcombe and commercial manager, Amy Fisher, were appointed
  • introduction of the complete industrial door
  • introduction of a bespoke panel cutting service
  • an increase in warehousing and operating space
  • increase in customer contact and marketing support
  • and, to mark the 21st Anniversary of SOMMER UK, the introduction of YOURDOOR

YOURDOOR are complete sectional doors, a quality product with no compromises, yet with the widest choice and best warranties to reflect the commitment to quality. 

YOURDOOR Partners have the opportunity to offer their customers, standard and trend colours in smooth or matt finishes, a high-quality operator and accessories and robust door sets. 

However, the really exciting part is the enormous range of wood effect, geometric, vertical, modern and traditional designs, digitally printed on to the panels.  And, you can even have your own design or image digitally printed, a sectional garage door unique to you!

Look out for additional products to the YOURDOOR range and the imminent launch of YOURDOOR commercial, turn to page 84 in the latest issue of Door Industry Journal for the news!

The team at SOMMER would love to talk to you about their products and services, so please call 01904 608787 or send an email to or check out both of the websites at: and .

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