Slow and safe start

Hörmann UK will re-open a limited start-up of domestic operations on Monday May 4.

“Over the last four weeks, we have been working hard to evolve our business operations to ensure our team can continue to manufacture and distribute our products in a safe manner from our headquarters in Coalville, in line with the government’s current guidelines,” Wolfgang Gorner, managing director of Hörmann UK, said.

“Following these operational changes, and in accordance with the latest correspondence issued by the Door and Hardware Federation, on behalf of Build UK, we will be operating our domestic business on a reduced basis from May 4. We have taken this decision to ensure we can support our distributors wishing to fulfil existing and new orders.”

Wolfgang said that Hörmann is working with Sandersons Transport to ensure products gets to site safely and in the quickest lead times possible.

“At Hörmann UK, the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and customers will always remain our main priority,” he said. “However, we also recognise the responsibilities we hold as one of the leading manufacturers of garage and entrance doors within the UK to provide our nationwide distributors and housebuilders with our products.

“By continuing to working closely with these partners, and in line with government guidance, we can proactively facilitate limited demand to support the completion of ongoing construction projects, while ensuring the safety of all individuals involved.”