Looking back on 2018…

With the Tresana Collection fast gaining momentum since it’s launch in January, it’s an ideal time to look back and reflect on all the accomplishments that Global Doors achieved last year.

2018 was certainly a momentous year here at Global Doors, with so much more than just the successful launch of Tresana.

At the beginning of each year, we strategically plan for the next 12 months and also discuss the goals and aims for the next three to five years. 

One key priority was to ensure that we were GDPR compliant before the May deadline. Like so many other businesses, this took time to implement, affecting many departments at Global Doors.

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Early on in 2018, knowing that we were aiming to launch the Tresana Collection in Q1 in 2019, we invested heavily in our wood plant area. This required a substantial investment in new machinery, to accommodate the current growth of our existing ranges, but to also accommodate the anticipated growth of the component parts required for the Tresana range. 

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The layout of our manufacturing headquarters had to be revised to cater for the new machines and make better use of the floor space, but also take into account the production route that each part takes. This, in conjunction with employing new staff and training current personnel on using the new machinery took both time and financial commitment.

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At the same time, we secured a deal to become the UK’s exclusive distributor of OPK fittings. Based in Germany, OPK Europe comprises premium soft close components, suitable for sliding furniture applications including freestanding furniture, kitchens and vanity units along with architectural solutions.

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This in turn necessitated investment into a storage facility for the OPK range. Our dedicated warehousing and distribution centre is ideally located within close proximity to our main headquarters, just off junction 31 of the M62, and now features an OPK showroom too.

Whilst there is extensive automation at both site, our OPK warehouse also required new personnel to manage the premises, stock holding and distribution of products. 

The Tresana collection itself took substantial investment, both in terms of money and time, and included in-depth research and product development, long before the final product offering was decided upon.

So far, the investment in The Tresana Collection is paying dividends, as is the OPK range and the new machinery, so much so that we can’t wait to see what the rest of 2019 brings!