DORMA is an international, privately owned family company which was established in 1908 in Ennepetal, Germany, and is a globally active supplier of door hardware, automatic doors, glass fittings and movable walls.
On July 1, 1908, Rudolf Mankel and
his brother-in-law Wilhelm Dörken founded the company Dörken & Mankel KG in
a small forge shop in the little town of Ennepetal
The two young entrepreneurs had picked up on an idea from the USA where double doors swung open
in both directions – like those seen in classic western saloons. They saw their
chance and decided to introduce double-action door hinges to Germany. Having begun production
with just a handful of employees, they were quickly flooded with orders from
all directions and widened their product range to include door hinges, door
springs, door closers and sliding door gear.
DORMA is now a dominant
multinational company employing around 6,500 staff in 71 wholly owned companies
in 47 different countries.
office first opened in 1982 and has rapidly expanded with additional offices in
Perth, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
DORMA Australia and New Zealand
employs more than 380 staff in four divisions, namely: door control products;
automatic door solutions; movable walls; glass fixtures and fittings; and
wide service on its products.
people worldwide rely on DORMA products every day in every type of public environment.
As market leader, DORMA constantly seeks to push the boundaries in product
innovation. As a result, the company’s significant investment in research and
development is reflected in a stream of new products.
partner to architects, designers, distributors, fabricators and builders
throughout Australia and New Zealand,
DORMA has built its reputation on engineering its products to a standard – not
to a price – to ensure rock-solid reliability. That manufacturing excellence is
backed by a relentless commitment to product service and support. Put simply,
we’re proud to stand 100 per cent behind what we sell.
Fully focused on the DORMA philosophy of “total around the door control” the continued development, support and servicing of our product range remains our goal. The main factors, which have contributed to this unprecedented growth, are:
A consistent policy of developing and improving product quality
The continuous expansion of our sales organisations
Regular training and consultation with our customers on new product technology
A dynamic policy of research and development of new products to suite modern day needs
High quality media advertising and constant provision of updated information material
Close contact with Architects, Designers, Consulting Engineers and the specialist Glass and Aluminium Industries
Closeness to our customers by the establishment of local trading and distribution subsidiaries
Active participation in local, national and international trade associations
Our awareness and ability to deal promptly with new problems caused by legislation and other developments