Local Firm’s Lockdown Success!

Local Firm’s Lockdown Success!

Ballymena based company, Apeer Doors have been celebrating a better than anticipated year in 2020. The local company which produces a vast array of bespoke composite doors completed their new 20,000ft2 factory extension in March 2020 and added 45 people to their existing workforce during the course of 2020, a fantastic achievement given the economic circumstances.

The good trading conditions were helped by people using the time indoors during lockdown to upgrade their homes which increased the demand for doors. Looking ahead, the Government’s push to build more homes across the UK also means that demand for doors should remain high.

The company has been impacted by the EU Exit and lockdowns in construction, as customers and deliveries start to slow down. This has had a temporary knock-on impact on production but through continued investment in digital marketing to build the Apeer door and Lumi window brands, the company hope to continue to grow the business through 2021.

Commenting on 2020, Chris Wilson, Production Director said “We started the year strongly, but like many others were forced to close for a period due to lockdown. We worked hard during this period to ensure the factory was as safe as possible for our workforce when we re-opened in May, and since then we have seen increased demand for our Apeer Composite Doors. This enabled us to hire additional personnel and we are determined to continue to grow the business through 2021 and beyond.”

The Chair of Mid & East Antrim’s Manufacturing Task Force (MTF) said “Apeer Doors are now one of the largest employers in the Ballymena area and a key member of the MTF. I was delighted to hear about their success in 2020 and that they have been able to provide employment for 45 people. I very much look forward to continuing to support the growth of one of our key local manufacturing companies. The MTF and Council’s Economic Development Team will continue to work closely with Chris and the team at Apeer to provide any support we can to aid and support them.”


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