ODL Europe has just announced two large scale investments in its business that will support its ambitious growth strategy in 2021 and beyond. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “As a business, we focus on being a valuable partner for our customers. The investments we are making now will enhance our ability to do this.”
The first investment is a new 1,200 tonne injection moulding machine. The machine will come online during quarter two of this year and will enable the company to run its 764 contemporary door frames in-house. The machine will also increase its capacity to run larger tools that are currently located in other ODL facilities, which will further enhance manufacturing efficiencies.
The business has also invested in a new order processing system from Oracle that will improve efficiencies for customers and the business itself by enhancing visibility and communication at every level. The system will be live from February this year.
These investments are part of a wider strategy of growth for ODL Europe which has resulted in the appointment of four new senior personnel to further enhance the customer experience. 2021 will also see ODL Europe launch three new composite doors into the market too.
The first is the Guardsman Fire Door, which is the result of a six-figure investment in research and development. It looks set to revolutionise the fire door sector because it eliminates the unknown elements of a composite fire door’s performance and delivers tried and tested, consistent test results, claims the company.
Then there is the Moderne door, which taps into the trend for contemporary door design and offers elegant modern detailing throughout. Finally, the Deco door is a cottage door design that gives the sophisticated heritage styling that is so popular at the moment.