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NorDan UK Achieves Record-breaking Growth of over 37% in 2018

NorDan UK looks back on its most successful financial year yet – with a 37% growth in 2018. The UK arm of the Norwegian timber windows and doors manufacturer achieved an increase in turnover from £32.5m in 2017 to an astonishing £44.6m in 2018.

NorDan has been part of the UK’s building products industry for over 25 years and has seen a steady increase in demand for high performance products. The Livingston based company’s Managing Director, Alex Brown, is proud of the achievement and considers the record turnover to a number of factors aligning at the same time.

“Even by our standards, this growth is extraordinary. It is the result of major special projects, loyal partnerships and of course a lot of hard-work by our dedicated team across the UK, whom we continue to invest in heavily.” says Brown.

“We’ve seen a significant growth in our key markets in both Scotland and England. In Scotland, we are well on our way to becoming a household name, and a combination of loyal customers and new developments add real value in our growth. In England we have seen several major projects in London, including our largest single order in history for Brunel Street Works in the Silvertown area. At the same time, our increased presence in the England North area: Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham has paid off in the amount of orders taken along with new relationships being built each day”, says Brown. 

Becoming the preferred window supplier for an increasing number of clients is about more than manufacturing and specifying high performance products. A strategic direction for NorDan UK has been continuous investment in all aspects of the UK company and its parent company, Norwegian registered NorDan Gruppen AS. A close cooperation between the centralised functions of sales, marketing and operations in the UK and the class leading production capacity in Poland means these key functions are close to the customer. 

“We are a family company, and a big part of our business has always been investing in people. Using our values as a guide, we can now reap the benefits of systematic training and culture building. Being able to identify talents internally and give them room to grow is also important, and key appointments such as Joanne McGhee as Operations Director is a clear symbol of this.”, Brown adds.

As the company gear up for a busy 2019, having already secured a number of key projects within the first month, NorDan pause only momentarily to acknowledge their success, it’s very much back to business as the business aim to set their sights even higher for the year ahead.