Gulf agreement opens new doors for Hart Door Systems

Newcastle-based Hart Doors have extended a distributor agreement, opening up new overseas opportunities

Irfan Akbar, territory sales manager at Famco, with Doug Hart, chairman of Hart Door Systems and Alan Richardson, export manager at Hart Doors Systems
Irfan Akbar, territory sales manager at Famco, with Doug Hart, chairman of Hart Door Systems and Alan Richardson, export manager at Hart Doors Systems

Specialist door manufacturer Hart Door Systems has secured an agreement extension that opens export opportunities in Saudi Arabia.

The Westerhope-based business, which employs around 40 staff, makes roller shutters and doors that can be found in more than 30 airports across the globe from Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to the Falklands, Ethiopia, Baghdad and in several Russian airports including Vladivostok.

Now the business has extended its distributor agreement with Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co (Famco), part of the Al Futtaim Group, to cover Saudi Arabia, in addition to its agreement already in place covering the UAE.

Alan Richardson, Hart’s export manager, said the deal marks a significant boost for Hart’s representation in the Gulf.

He said: The scale of development in the Gulf region is staggering and we are delighted that our market area has been extended.

“This will open even more opportunities for us.”

Most recently Hart, working with Vanderlande Industries, supplied 180 fire and security shutters for the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) Airport in Jeddah.

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