Notching up sales

Hurst Plastics’ 20th year in business has seen production of its composite fire doors rise by more than 40%, and sales of composite doors within the trade and commercial markets grow by 10% and 20% respectively.

The latest year-end figures from Hurst Plastics follow a period of major investment in resources, plant and machinery across all areas of the business.

Mark Atkinson, sales director at Hurst Plastics, said: “Fire doors now represent around 30% of our turnover which is indicative of how demand for them has grown. We are very encouraged by these results, particularly in the commercial sector where there is plenty of further growth potential in social and local authority housing.

“The domestic sector has delivered relative growth too and that reflects the continuing shift among homeowners from budget entrance doors to higher end, higher performing composite doors.

“In line with the recent Palmer report, which predicts significant growth of composite doors through to 2020, we expect sales of our composite doors to continue to grow over the next few years. This will not just come down to luck though; it will be in no small part because of the ambitious investment the business has made and the emphasis we place on delivering consistently high levels of service.”

Sales of Hurst Plastics’ door panels have also grown in the last year, indicating that there is still demand for them, despite the growing popularity of composite doors. Although considered a mature product, Hurst manufactures at least 2,000 door panels a week.