Door acquisition

The merger between Dormakaba UK and Chartwell Doors and Security Solutions has now been completed.
Dormakaba acquired Chartwell Doors in August 2018 and has since been working to integrate the business.
Chartwell Doors and Security Solutions supplies automatic and manual doors, gates, barriers, bollards and roller shutters, which will complement Dormakaba UK’s existing service offering, the company said.

Paul Wright, regional service director at Dormakaba UK, said: “This exciting news, with its clear customer first attitude and reputation, will further strengthen us in our service delivery while seeing us continue with profitable growth.”

The fabrication and service branch of Dormakaba UK will be located at the Fareham site.

Ken Norish, managing director of Chartwell Doors, said: “Chartwell Doors has grown strongly over the past 10 years – but the business had reached a natural limit that couldn’t be exceeded without external investment. Through the acquisition, Dormakaba will provide access to an additional customer base, a much broader pool of engineers, and the back-office systems we need to ensure efficiency.”