One of the world’s leading door manufacturers, Masonite International Corporation, has bought Door-Stop International, the largest UK composite door company.
Masonite is a leading manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for domestic and commercial markets. It employs over seven thousand people and sells to 70 countries from over 70 locations worldwide. Masonite’s UK division operates from its 400,000 ft2 factory and is a landmark for drivers on the M1 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Since 1925, Masonite’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and technology-driven sales and service solutions have created sustainable competitive advantages that provide customers with innovative quality products and exceptional service at compelling values.
“The UK composite door market is an exciting place to be,” says Robin Baker, General Manager for Masonite UK. “Acquiring Door-Stop and its impressive online business model places Masonite into this market and positions us for further growth.”
“Not yet six years old, Door-Stop is a young company with noteworthy potential. It’s a significant addition to Masonite’s portfolio.”
Nick Dutton comments: “Masonite’s acquisition is an exciting new chapter. Door-Stop customers will benefit from Masonite’s immense knowledge, resources and experience, particularly in product development and innovation. Masonite is a company that has doors at the heart of its culture, so I am delighted that Door-Stop is joining the Masonite family and becoming a part its future. This should be reassuring to customers and potential customers who want long term supply relationships with a progressive organisation.”
As Business Unit Director, Martin Dickie, a new addition to the Door-Stop team, will ensure that Door-Stop continues to grow and deliver on its promises to both current and future customers. Martin has been involved in the composite door industry for almost 20 years and brings with him a wealth of experience and a longstanding working knowledge of Door Stop.