Our initial investment in Europe was through the acquisition in 2004 of the Dover Roller Shutter business that was based in Denton, Manchester.
Founded in 1957 Dover Roller Shutters was the original worldwide developer and manufacturer of aluminium roller shutter products for use on fire engine trucks. Dover Roller Shutters also developed aluminium roller shutter products for vans and other special vehicles. Their products were sold all over the world.
In 2006 the AM Group acquired Vanguard Roller Shutters, a manufacturer of aluminium roller shutters for vans and truck bodies as well as commercial and industrial buildings. Both companies were combined to form Dover Vanguard Roller Shutters and were jointly housed in the Vanguard premises in Oldham, Manchester. The building was extended in 2007.
Subsequent acquisitions of Force1 Shutters (2007) and AGD Shutters (2008) provided additional products and services, particularly 24 hr / 7 day service of commercial and industrial door products.
The acquisition of the Industrial Door Engineering (IDE) business in 2009 significantly increased our investment in Europe. Located in Northwich, Cheshire the IDE business manufactures, installs and services a wide range of commercial and industrial door products throughout Europe and distributes to the trade.
Nassau Industrial Doors Limited was acquired in 2014. This business focuses on 2 market segments. The first is the supply and installation of industrial doors and associated products for new construction projects for builders. The second segment is the repair and service of industrial door products. Nassau provides its services throughout Europe and distributes and installs Industrial Door Engineering and Dover Vanguard Roller Shutter products. Nassau is headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent, England with sales and engineering teams spread throughout England.
European sales constitute approximately 25% of the total group revenue.