Clearview South July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 12

DOORS&WINDOWS MARKED UP AND READY TO OPEN With the introduction of CE Marking on the 1st July 2013, it’s important to note that composite door pioneer, Solidor, have been ready for a number of months now and they can also boast that each of their doors carries BSI Kitemark (KM), among other recognised quality standards. Pierre Mifsud, operations director of Solidor comments: ‘We have been ready for CE marking for a number of months now and can boast much more in terms of recognised standards. The fact that all of our doors are manufactured in the UK rather than from imported door blanks from the Far East is another important feature of Solidor.’ Quality is at the very heart of Solidor and not only do they offer a number of enhanced product features such as 17 colours inside and out, but also the fact that they specify hardware from leading brands such as Mila and Avantis International. Combined with the fact that their products are manufactured in the UK, there’s overwhelming confidence in their feature packed range of solid composite doors, which are now also being sold through a nationwide Recommended Installer network. Visit, e-mail enquiries@, call 01782 847300 or follow @SolidorLtd on Twitter. British Acquisition Opens Doors to Growth With the acquisition of the British door manufacturer IG Doors, German door manufacturer Hörmann hopes to continue growing in the British market within the area of entrance doors. According to Hörmann, the acquisition of the door manufacturer IG Doors, headquartered in Cwmbran, South Wales, United Kingdom, took place on Thursday, 6th June 2013. In the British market, IG Doors is the leading supplier of composite entrance doorsets to both the new build and social sector markets. With 180 employees, the door manufacturer has an annual turnover of approx. £27 million. “IG Doors is an established and wellrespected brand in the British market,” said Christoph Hörmann, partner of Hörmann. “With the combination of a strong brand such as IG Doors and a sales structure such as Hörmann’s, which has gradually grown over the years, we would like to further expand our British market share in the door sector.” The company will continue to operate independently, maintaining its strategic direction. “We are relying on continuity and are delighted that the present managing director, Mark Pulman, together with Stewart Griffin as sales & marketing director and Anthony Thomas as finance & commercial Director will continue to head the company,” adds Christoph Hörmann. Distributed through a national network of over 250 trade counters and growing. REACH A NEW MARKET Dis Na tribu tion ted ally Find out how Pro Installer can help grow your business, call Diana on 01226 321 450 12 JUL 2013 To read more, visit