Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2024

Hörmann Truedor opened its doors to customers for a series of open days

Hörmann has opened its doors for a series of Open Days and welcomed visitors to South Wales to find out more about their Hörmann Truedor range of composite doors and view one of the most advanced door manufacturing facilities in the UK.  

The Open Day events were held at the company’s IG Doors new 200,000 ft² manufacturing plant located in Oakdale, with sessions being held over three days.  Over 90 existing and prospective customers, along with members of the press attended and were able to tour the highly automated manufacturing facility. The day started with a short presentation on the history and the capabilities of IG Doors, together with a brief introduction to the comprehensive Hörmann Truedor range of doors.  This was followed by a tour of the on-site showroom which featured not just an extensive display of composite doors but also the company’s Platinum44 steel doors, Ignis30 fire door and the Clima63 – a thermally efficient composite door which is able to achieve a U value of 1 W/M²K and below.

Hörmann Truedor hold a unique position in the market by supplying the only GRP composite door to feature a door slab totally produced in the UK, which means they can ensure consistent quality and secure supply.  The addition of local, short supply lines and advanced manufacturing methods results in one of the most sustainable doors on offer.  Visitors were able to see first-hand the whole manufacturing process from the creation of the complete door slab, paint, assembly and finishing, right through to despatch, with experts from both the Hörmann and IG teams on hand to answer questions.   

David O’Mara Marketing Manager for Hörmann Truedor said: “We were delighted by the attendance at the Open Days with new and existing customers joining us from all over the country, with one company even visiting from Shetland.  I can confidently say that everyone who went on the factory tour were impressed by the scale of the plant, the levels of automation and the expertise on show, and being able to see the actual production of a door slab was a first for all concerned. In fact, the six sessions we held were such a success and Hörmann Truedor have such a positive and compelling message to convey to the market, we are planning further Open Events in the Spring of 2024, dates of which will be announced in due course. So, as they say, watch this space.”