Origin, the leading British manufacturer of bespoke bi-fold doors, windows and made-to-measure blinds, is starting the year on a high after celebrating the manufacture of its 100,000th aluminium bi-fold door at the end of 2014. The company, which has made enough doors to fill 22 football pitches since opening its doors in 2002, marked the occasion with a celebratory event at its headquarters in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Neil Ginger, CEO of Origin, said: “We are delighted to end the year having achieved such a significant milestone. The manufacture of Origin’s 100,000th bi-fold door was the perfect way to wrap up what was a hugely successful year, with the launch of the new Origin Window and opening operations in America and Germany. All our UK employees joined for a team photograph outside the new Origin factory, which opened last year, and world renowned cake artist, Michelle Sugar Art, created a cake in the style of a doll’s house with Origin bi-fold door and windows. The celebrations were, quite literally, the icing on the cake!”
The milestone signifies that Origin has made enough bi-folding doors to create over seven thousand square miles of beautiful views in homes across Britain since the company was established 12 years ago. The family business was founded by cousins Neil Ginger and Victoria Brocklesby, who discovered they could not source high quality folding sliding doors for building projects. Their ambitious solution was to establish a company and manufacture the UK’s best quality doors with uncompromising levels of service.
Neil Ginger concluded: “We now look forward to an even busier and successful 2015, with more manufacturing milestones to celebrate in the future. With our sights set on growing operations in Europe this year, we’re sure it won’t be long until Origin is celebrating the manufacture of the next 100,000 Origin Bi-fold Doors.”