Dortek, one of the global leading designers and manufacturers of high hygiene doors and access systems, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Hull office opening in the UK.
Since the company, which specialises in bespoke doors for the world’s top pharmaceutical, hospital, research and food facilities was established, it has been committed to developing innovative products which increase hygiene, operating efficiency and longevity.
The business was originally founded in Ireland as Wenplast Limited by the O’Mara family in 1968. Dortek Hull was then established by Phons O’Mara and Tony Fenton, 5 years later in 1989.
The Hull office first started with just 3 members of staff, Tony Fenton, Company Director, Terry Rogers, Project Manager and Ken Mawer, Operations Director. Since then it has grown to over 50 members in Hull and over 200 in total across the group. The organisation has gone from strength to strength and now operates across the UK and international markets with operations based across six locations in the UK, US, Ireland, Sweden, Singapore and Malaysia.
Over the past 5 years, Dortek has invested heavily in specialist machinery across its 3 factories in Ireland, Sweden and Malaysia to improve the speed and precision required when making its doors. It has also grown its product range to include an industrial door division and continued to carry out testing to achieve world class fire certifications across its product portfolio.
Ken Mawer, the groups Operations Director said; “I’m so proud of our achievements in the UK over these past 30 years. The company has grown significantly since it started, Dortek is not just a leader in the UK but a globally renowned brand. Everyone at the company is delighted to be celebrating such a big milestone and we are looking forward to the next!”
Dortek have manufactured over 250,000 door sets since 1968 and completed over 3,000 projects in the last 5 years. The company believes the basis for its success lies in the expertise and experience of its staff members and their commitment to providing the best solution for each and every project. We’d like to thank all our customers, employees and partners for their continued support.