Europe’s renowned door provider, Hörmann, celebrated its 40th anniversary in style last month by hosting a gala event at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The event was attended by more than 120 employees and distributors who were entertained by football legend, Kevin Keegan. To mark the significant milestone of 40 years in operation, Hörmann hosted the evening as part of its attendance at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC, where Hörmann was a main sponsor. At the show, Hörmann exhibited its new range of sectional garage doors in Duragrain. This unique garage door comes in 24 printed finishes and is then specially coated to provide an ultra-scratch resistant finish, helping the doors to remain in good condition for years to come. Also on stand was Hörmann’s leading range of entrance and timber internal doors. Entrance and timber internal doors As part of the gala dinner, Hörmann’s nationwide network of domestic and industrial distributors were invited to the evening to meet with living partner of Hörmann Germany, Christoph Hörmann, who shared an interesting insight into how the company was first started by his German ancestors over 80 years ago. Christoph also looked to the future, discussing the continuous development of Hörmann’s industrial and domestic ranges, including its first class aftersales and servicing proposition. The gala event was the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate 40 successful years of Hörmann" Wolfgang Gorner, Managing Director of Hörmann, said, “The gala event was the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate 40 successful years of Hörmann with colleagues and distributors who have all contributed towards the company’s success. The evening presented us with the opportunity to reward our team for the hard work they have put into the business over the years and share our plans for 2020 and beyond”. Garage door specialists He adds, “During the event, we were able to share information regarding latest business developments, including our newly launched Training Academy and Showroom and upcoming attendance at the FIT Show 2019, which will be a company first. This will enable us to really connect with installers and fabricators throughout the domestic sector to showcase our latest innovations.” Over the last four decades Hörmann has built a strong relationship with garage door specialists, homeowners, architects, specifiers, warehouse owners and construction professionals, reflected in its diverse and ever expanding product and service offering. Hörmann 40th anniversary celebrations Wolfgang continued, “As the business continues to grow, it’s important for us to recognize the hard work and loyalty that has contributed towards this iconic milestone. We’re looking forward to continuing with the celebrations throughout the year and also celebrating Hörmann’s 50th anniversary in 10 years’ time.”
As one of the UK’s only manufacturers to offer in depth, tailored training programs for both its employees and customers, leading manufacturer Hörmann is taking this dedication a step further with the launch of its new Training Academy. Based at its headquarters in Coalville, Leicester, the brand new facility will be opening from April, offering comprehensive training that reflects the commitment of its German counterpart, which places significant importance on the learning process. Basic Sales and Product Training Offering a diverse range of training for all products across its domestic and industrial portfolios, the training is supported by its new state-of-the-art-showroom, which houses its latest innovations and variations across both industry sectors. The Basic Sales and Product Training is designed to give the attendees confidence in every aspect of Hörmann With a range of seminars available, the Basic Sales and Product Training is designed to give the attendees confidence in every aspect of Hörmann, providing an introduction into all aspects of the industrial and domestic products ranges. These sessions are specifically designed for Hörmann partners and their employees who wish to receive training on their knowledge of the doors and operators range. The seminar also provides an overview of installation requirements, along with in depth explanations of each door’s unique features, benefits and key selling points. Domestic Fitter Training Hörmann is also offering Domestic Fitter Training, where professionals will learn how to fit Canopy, Retractable, RollMatic and Sectional doors on Z spring and N track. The seminars are hosted as two-day courses with an overnight stay and evening meal free of charge and can be modified, depending on the professional’s individual requirements. The Industrial Training provides professionals with all the necessary information they require to install Hörmann’s leading range of High Speed Curtain Doors, High Speed Sectional Doors, Sectional Doors and Roller Shutters. It is also supported by additional training on the servicing, maintenance and fault finding of the above products, along with Hörmann’s robust Dock Levellers. Hörmann Training Academy Individuals will also receive training on the key features and benefits offered by each of the ranges, enabling professionals to promote the key features to potential and existing customers with ease. Wolfgang Gorner, Managing Director at Hörmann, said “Here at Hörmann UK we place significant importance on not only the quality of our products, but the quality of our sales, installation and servicing. This is why we have launched our new Training Academy to provide professionals with hands-on experience of how to correctly install, service and maintain our market leading solutions”. highest standard in training He adds, “We work hard to maintain a strong relationship with our nationwide team of distributors and installers to ensure the end customer receives a first class finish. The opening of our latest Academy and Showroom will enable us to further develop this, ensuring we offer the UK industrial and domestic markets the highest standard in training, advice and high quality products.”
Europe’s door provider, Hörmann UK, is recognizing a significant business milestone in 2019, marking its 40th anniversary with a range of events and incentives to celebrate both its customers and employees. Founded in 1979 following the success of its German counterpart, Hörmann UK has firmly established itself as provider of industrial products, domestic garage doors, front entrance doors and timber internal doors, as well as loading technology and much more besides. Over the last four decades Hörmann UK has built a strong relationship with homeowners, architects, specifiers, warehouse owners and construction professionals, reflected in its diverse and ever expanding product and service offering. 40 years of Hörmann UK gala event Throughout 2019, Hörmann UK will be hosting trips for both its employees and customers to its headquarters in Steinhagen, Germany, for an opportunity to find out more about its German heritage and latest product developments, whilst also hosting a “40 years of Hörmann UK” gala event, following the Homebuilding & Renovating Show in March at the NEC. Wolfgang Gorner, Managing Director of Hörmann UK, said: “Each year as a business we continue to go from strength-to-strength, with our 40 years in operation testament to the hard work and commitment of every single one of our employees. This iconic milestone presents us with the ideal opportunity to recognize each of them individually throughout the year with a special series of events.” Garage and entrance doors The 40th Anniversary follows successful and continued growth in the service department, which has doubled over the last year to now offer a 20 strong fleet of engineers, available to both existing and non-clients. This has been achieved whilst also maintaining its impressive market share in the domestic sector, offering high standard in garage and entrance doors via its nationwide network of stockists. Wolfgang continued: “2019 is an extremely exciting year for us as a business as we launch our new timber composite internal doors to the market, whilst also continuing to expand our dedicated projects team, working with some of the nation’s most high profile clients. The future is looking very positive for Hörmann UK and we are looking forward to building on this further throughout the year across all areas of the business.” To celebrate the anniversary, Hörmann UK will also be giving away the 40th domestic garage door order it receives each month to a lucky end user, as a way to thank its customers for their continued loyalty and support.