Monday 27 February 2023

New MD to Support Product Growth for JDUK & Alunet

JDUK Door Systems and Alunet Systems have announced the appointment of Steve Kendrick as Managing Director, to allow Steve Hudson, Group CEO, to spend more time across the other businesses in the group, as it nears an annual turnover of £50m.

Steve Kendrick is already well-known in the aluminium industry through his previous roles and has a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and product development.

His remit will be to improve processes and efficiencies, expand customer bases and ensure new products are launched effectively.

JDUK and Alunet rebranded last year to allow them to focus on sourcing top-quality products from the best manufacturers around the world.

This in turn highlighted new products and areas of opportunity for both businesses, such as pergolas and awnings and a new competitively priced sectional garage door.

Over the coming months, Steve Kendrick will be instrumental in bringing these and other planned launches to market, working with new suppliers to improve lead times.

Steve Kendrick said:

“I'm really excited to join Steve Hudson and his team and looking forward to growing the businesses with the teams here at JDUK and Alunet.

“We’ve got so many exciting product launches and I hope my experience and my background will benefit how we grow and develop within the market. 
“We've got a fantastic set-up in terms of people, and we're just scratching the surface in terms of our customer base.”

Steve Hudson said:

“We’ve had our challenges over the last 12 months, and it's a great testament to the hard work and dedication of my team that we’ve come out the other side in a strong position.

“It's perfect timing now for Steve, to bring some new ideas, experience, energy and humility to the companies to drive them faster than I would have been able to do. 
“My future role will be to focus on the development of all companies in the group, however, I will always have a soft spot for JDUK and Alunet.”

You can watch Steve Kendrick’s full interview at

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