Doors open­ing for Co Antrim man­u­fac­turer

Belfast Telegraph - Business Telegraph - - News - BY STAFF RE­PORTER

A GARAGE doors busi­ness in Co Antrim is tak­ing on 17 new staff as it aims to grow sales across Great Bri­tain.

Garage Doors in Bal­ly­mena, which al­ready has 50 staff, makes doors to or­der and is hop­ing to grow sales by 50% over the next three years due to a buoy­ant UK con­struc­tion sec­tor.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Peter Do­herty said: “Our cus­tomer base within both the com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial sec­tors is de­vel­op­ing and we aim to con­tinue to build on the valu­able links es­tab­lished with dis­trib­u­tors in Great Bri­tain to fur­ther ex­pand our mar­ket share.”

The com­pany has a large show­room in Wake­hurst In­dus­trial Es­tate in Bal­ly­mena, and sup­plies garage doors and ex­ter­nal steel ac­cess doors to homes and busi­nesses.

Eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agency In­vest NI has of­fered sup­port of £127,500 to­wards the re­cruit­ment drive.

Bill Mont­gomery, In­vest NI’S di­rec­tor of ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing and en­gi­neer­ing, added: “This in­vest­ment is an im­por­tant strate­gic com­mit­ment for Garage Doors, en­abling the busi­ness to ful­fil its growth po­ten­tial, par­tic­u­larly in Great Bri­tain. Its grow­ing or­der book has been driven by in­no­va­tive prod­ucts... it is en­cour­ag­ing that the com­pany con­tin­ues to look for op­por­tu­ni­ties to widen its port­fo­lio.”

Peter Do­herty (left), Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Garage Doors and Bill Mont­gomery, Di­rec­tor of Ad­vanced Man­u­fac­tur­ing and En­gi­neer­ing with In­vest NI

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