Thursday 23 April 2020

Hörmann UK: COVID-19 Statement Update from Wolfgang Gorner, Managing Director

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This update has been provided by Wolfgang Gorner, Managing Director of Leicestershire based Hörmann UK.

Dear all,

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, Hörmann UK had to make some immediate changes and took the decision to suspend normal business operations to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and suppliers.

I am pleased to say we are now in a position to safely re-open a limited start-up of our domestic operations from Monday 4th May.

Over the last four weeks, we have been working hard to evolve our business operations to ensure our team can continue to manufacture and distribute our products in a safe manner from our headquarters in Coalville, in line with the Government’s current guidelines.

Following these operational changes, and in accordance with the latest correspondence issued by the Door and Hardware Federation, on behalf of Build UK, we will be operating our domestic business on a reduced basis from the 4th May. We have taken this decision to ensure we can support our distributors wishing to fulfil existing and new orders.

Under these difficult circumstances, it is extremely important that we can continue to manufacture, deliver and install our domestic entrance doors and garage doors to our dealer network. Working in partnership with Sandersons Transport, we will continue to provide a delivery service to ensure our product gets to site safely and in the quickest lead times possible.

At Hörmann UK, the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and customers will always remain our main priority. However, we also recognise the responsibilities we hold as one of the leading manufacturers of garage and entrance doors within the UK to provide our nationwide distributors and housebuilders with our products.

By continuing to work closely with these partners, and in line with government guidance, we can proactively facilitate limited demand to support the completion of ongoing construction projects, whilst also ensuring the safety of all individuals involved.

If you have any questions regarding the limited re-opening of our domestic operations, please contact Leanne Johnston via email at

Kind Regards,

Wolfgang Gorner

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