Best year

Hurst Plastics has ramped up production of composite fire doors by 41% in the last year, and increased its share of the commercial sector, the company has claimed.

Howard Wilson, Hurst Plastics’ composite manager, said: “2016 was a tremendous year for our composite fire door, particularly the first half of the year when we secured some very sizeable commercial contracts. During the year, we made a number of investments into new plant and machinery. This helped us to boost our production capabilities so that we could satisfy the increased demand for fire doors.

“We’re proud of this performance which is underlined by our commitment to best practice. We work closely with specifiers to guide them through their specification and help them to choose the most appropriate products for individual applications.”

To sustain further growth in 2017, Hurst has invested in additional new machinery to increase production rates of all doors. This includes an automated door wrapping machine, which will reduce packing time of composite doors by 60%.