UK-based folding and sliding door manufacturer Origin is bucking the trend and countering talk of a double-dip recession by doubling the size of its operation to meet the growing demand for its Easifold door systems.
Origin’s 30,000ft² recently extended state-of-the-art factory in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, will more than double the size of the plant, and together with a doubling of the workforce, enable the company to offer shorter lead times than any other supplier.
As well as a larger production facility, the new building incorporates the company’s head office together with the new purpose-built Origin Design Centre where customers will be able to preview the full range of Origin’s Easifold doors and discuss any bespoke requirements they may have direct with the design team.
The enhanced facility will also incorporate a new call centre operation where specialist product advisers will be on hand to handle enquires and offer advice and information on the full range of Origin products.
The company was founded 10 years ago when managing director Neil Ginger found he could not get great aluminium folding sliding doors for his building projects and decided to create his own. It has quickly become one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of sliding folding doors through its commitment to setting new industry standards in both quality and service.
As well as the peerless lead times, Origin has also recently introduced an industry-leading 20-year guarantee on all Easifold systems.
Neil Ginger said: “We have experienced significant growth over the past few years and this new investment in both plant and people demonstrates our commitment to and confidence in this market. This new factory will enable us to meet the growing demand for our Easifold range together with the introduction of new product ranges planned for later this year.”