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DOORCO Gets Up Close & Personal With Trade Editors

Press Day

DOORCO Ltd recently opened its doors to Editors of the industry’s trade media.  The company hosted an informal event where they were able to tell the story of DOORCO and offer a behind the scenes tour of its UK manufacturing facility in Macclesfield, as well as offer a sneak preview of its up and coming innovations.  The Directors spoke candidly about how they arrived to establish DOORCO, their philosophy and the developments they’ve made since – all the while keeping the focus on customers.

 

Dan Sullivan, Managing Director of DOORCO explains: “This is the first time we have ever invited the trade media behind the scenes of DOORCO en masse. We’ve built the business up organically; my aversion to debt has made sure that our investments have been to strategically grow the business, remain independent and maintain focus on innovating to drive our product offering forward for our customers: we have the largest offering of composite door styles on the market, as well as the unique LINKS slab which is designed to complement aluminium profile, launched this year.  It was a great opportunity to tell our story, why we chose to be independent and how our desire to innovate has shaped us – now and for the future.

 

“Feedback from the editors was very positive about the company and the team behind it.  We are a family run business, probably more honest than most and that’s exactly what the press saw on the day. We were able to give our visitors insight into what’s important to DOORCO – how we do things a bit differently for our customers (large and small) and how we’ve been investing in the future of the composite door industry.

 

“Our visitors were given a guided tour around our manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility, from which we distribute our prepped, painted door blanks, or from warehouse stock.  In addition to this, we also supply our larger fabricator customers with containers direct from Korea – last month saw over 26,000 door blanks delivered in to the UK.
“We were able to showcase some of the investment we’ve been making across the board, as well as talk about our plans for the next stage, both in the UK and Korea. This also gave the Editors the chance to meet our growing team and some our key recruits appointed over the last 12 months.

 

“The day was finished off with a tour of the local independent Red Willow brewery which grew from very humble beginnings.  As well as great beer, it was really interesting to see a lot of synergies between our businesses and the desire we both have to innovate and keep moving forward.

 

“It was a great experience to share our story with the trade editors and gain their valuable feedback – we run an open-door policy at DOORCO so will continue to welcome any other media partners, customers, or potential customers, to our facility”.

For more information call: 01625 428955

Painted Doors In Five Days

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DOORCO is delighted to announce the reduction in the lead times for painted doors from its UK facility, with one side painted doors now available in just five days.

“Colour makes up around 60% of our sales at DOORCO”, comments Jayne Sullivan, Operations Director at DOORCO.  “With this level of demand comes complexity, as an increasing palette of colours are required by our customers as quickly as possible. As part of our strategic investment plan to ensure we remained responsive to our customers’ needs, in March this year we choose to invest in a purpose-built Turn-Key paint solution from Schubert’s. The Schubox® has provided DOORCO with a technologically advanced approach to supplying customers of all sizes with the highest quality, consistent custom finishes. Both solvent and water-based substrates react well, so not only have we noticed significant improvements in quality, but the unique infra-red drying process has dramatically reduced drying times.

 

“We no longer struggle with the bottle-neck that the painting process often causes and this has enabled us to speed up the painting process and therefore the time in which we can deliver to our customers.  We can therefore now make the commitment to a reduced turnaround on painted doors – one sided painted doors are now available on a five-day turnaround, while double painted doors and stained doors can be delivered in just seven.

 

“Ultimate customer satisfaction is the key driver behind everything we do at DOORCO.  Whether it’s a one-off prepped door, single or mixed pallets, being able to improve delivery times on colour is a great accolade to the commitment made providing excellent products and service and we will continuing to make improvements of this nature features at the core of what we do.”

Diamond Result For DOORCO

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It’s all about the customers for the UK’s leading composite door manufacturer DOORCO Ltd, as they announce their position of finalist in this year’s G17 Customer Care Initiative of the Year.

“We are absolutely delighted to able to make this announcement,” says Jayne Sullivan, DOORCO’s Operations Director. “Even being shortlisted is testament to our commitment to our customers and the excellent products and service we provide. As one of the fastest growing and most invested-in door companies in the UK, it has been imperative to ensure that our high services levels are maintained both now and in the future. Project Diamond made this happen. Encompassing our strategic programme of investment and growth, Project Diamond focussed on management systems, IT, staff, premises, tooling and engineering, automation and marketing.

“Although DOORCO has grown dramatically in the last 12 months, our strategy of customer care has always remained our focus. Project Diamond was about ensuring we managed our growth to maintain, streamline and future-proof high service levels without sacrifice. A large part of the project was the implementation of a completely bespoke software system that allows our customers to process their orders directly. Handling an unlimited number of prep options and configurations, early results show the new system is already saving customers time and giving them greater flexibility, whilst simultaneously real-time tracking DOORCO’s performance.

“Just making it to the finals of these prestigious industry awards, let alone winning, gives third-party recognition to our approach and adds further credibility to the way we run our business. It also reflects the excellent team we have at DOORCO. Our fingers are very tightly crossed as we look forward to the awards ceremony in London.”

 

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When Is An Aluminium Door Not An Aluminium Door?

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Aluminium was everywhere at this year’s FIT Show, clearly marking it’s prevalence in our industry.. Dan Sullivan, MD of DOORCO explains to GGP how the company’s new door LINKS helps their customers become part of this growing sector.

This year’s FIT Show only highlighted the growth in popularity of aluminium and backed up the recent forecasts analysts have reported. It was gratifying to see doors at every turn, including a few of our own, and innovations being made in design, colour and security to further boost this sector.  One of DOORCO’s key objectives is to invest and innovate on behalf of their customers.  We first recognised the move towards aluminium – driven mainly by the aesthetics of the contemporary smooth, powder coated finish – a few years ago and have since invested on behalf of the supply chain to ensure our customers stay at the forefront. This investment has culminated in the launch of the LINKS door.

Comparable to composite doors in all but price, until now aluminium doors have been the only option to complete the ultimate contemporary look desired for many modern homes. DOORCO’s new door is set to change this:  LINKS is the first composite door on the market that has a smooth, non-woodgrain finish. A product truly able to compete with the look of aluminium.

 

 Composite Technology

LINKS brings together the current desire for premium aluminium door sets but with all the material and value for money benefits that the market expects from composite doors.  Designed to match and complement aluminium profile, the LINKS door looks like aluminium, feels like aluminium but consists of 4mm GRP skin on a 44mm composite slab using LVL and timber sub frame with a CFC Polyurethane core.

 

Combining the latest in modern door designs and glazing solutions, there is a multitude of choices. Colours have been carefully selected to complement the most popular choices in the aluminium market and glazing incorporates the market leading Inox and Urban systems which sit just 3mm from the door’s surface. As LINKS is built on the highest quality composite material in today’s UK market, it will not dent or warp. This means we can offer a 20-year structural guarantee and a 10-year paint guarantee. And when it comes to security, LINKS is PAS 24 and Approved Document Q compliant.

 

The DOORCO Difference

Anyone that deals with DOORCO knows that we invest and innovate because we’re committed to maintaining a market of choice when it comes to composite doors.  Thanks to our close collaboration with DOORCO Korea, we can bring relevant and appropriate products to the UK that will open new markets and revenue streams for our customers.  LINKS is a great example of this promise and a game changer for the composite door market.

 

For more information call: 01625 428955

MONZA II Now Available

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Leading composite door manufacturer DOORCO announces further investment to meet increased customer demands, with the development of new tooling giving an upgrade to their flagship Monza door.

 

“Demand for our Monza door, which set a new benchmark in contemporary entrances, trebled in the last year,” explains Dan Sullivan, DOORCO’s MD.  “Previously manufactured at DOORCO UK we’ve now invested in new tooling also taking the opportunity to enhance its design and styling.

 

“The Monza II has a superior look and feel and new features include full 4mm GRP skins, consistent throughout the door and a deeper feature groove giving greater definition and higher quality finish.  We have redesigned the panels too – the Monza II has 8 wider panels, compared with the 12 on the original door, and the grain definition and look on the mid panel has been changed to book match design, improving the overall aesthetics of the door.

 

“The Monza II is available with Left or Right Long Panel glazing cassettes, as well as a new style – the Oakmont – which features centred mid panels.

 

“Customers who have already seen the new, improved design of the Monza II love it and the new tooling in DOORCO Korea will have a significant impact on supply capability of our most popular contemporary door.”

 

For more information, contact DOORCO today on 01625 428955

Composite Blanks on Free Next Day Delivery

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As part of DOORCO’s continued commitment to customer service, the leading composite door supplier is now able to deliver slabs from UK stock on a next day delivery service.

“The composite door sector is a competitive place to be so it’s imperative that suppliers can deliver whatever customers need, when they need it,” says Jayne Sullivan, DOORCO’s Operations Director. “As one of the most invested-in door brands in the UK, we know that supplying product to our customers on time every time is key to a healthy supply chain. That’s why DOORCO now holds up to 30,000 door slabs in stock at any one time, and any blank ordered from this stock before 3pm will be dispatched UK next day delivery.

“This has been made possible thanks to our recent investment in more space increasing our storage capacity to 50,000 sq ft storage and distribution hub. A focused team and updated software makes the management of this process easy and we can advise customers instantly on stock and delivery times. We offer a full pick and pack service, which means any combination of order can be accommodated, comprising our popular colours of Blue, Black, Red, Green, White, Golden Oak and Rosewood. And from August this is going to increase with the addition of Anthracite Grey to the standard range. All our doors are built using the highest quality composite material in today’s UK market. We offer a 20-year structural guarantee and a 10-year paint guarantee, and they are PAS 24 and Approved Document Q compliant.

“Doors are in our DNA, and so is service. If you want to work with a composite door supplier that delivers on their promises, call us today on 01625 428955

Knock Knock Spring 2017 – The Latest News from DOORCO

Knock-Knock-Issue-3Welcome to the latest newsletter from DOORCO, one of the UK’s leading composite door manufacturers. In this issue we have some exciting new products to share with you, as well as updates on our most recent round of investment and business improvements to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our customers – small, medium and large. From quality and innovation to customer service, DOORCO has earned it’s reputation for building the highest quality doors to match increasingly sophisticated industry demands and this latest newsletter demonstrates exactly how we are continuing to deliver.

 

Click on the image over on the right to read the latest issue. We hope you enjoy it!

 

Aluminium Attitude: Composite Technology

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The first door to link aluminium aesthetics with composite performance:

Customers tell us that DOORCO has earned its reputation for innovation and we’re proud of the firsts we’ve notched up to date, including The Combi – seven doors in one blank; The Farmhouse – enhanced security as standard; The Smart Door -pre-apertured to save time and money. Analysts forecast that the aluminium entrance door market will grow by 27% over the next 3 years. DOORCO customers will be leading this growth and their businesses – small, medium and large –  will be the first to benefit from the next big home improvement market thanks to LINKS.

  •  4mm Contemporary GRP flush door with Aluminium look etched skin
  • 44mm Composite door slab using LVL and timber sub-frame and CFC Polyurethane core
  • Designed not to warp, twist or shrink
  • Inox & Urban glazing
  • 20 year structural guarantee
  • 10 year paint guarantee
  • PAS 24 and Approved Document Q compliant

 

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