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‘Preserve and prolong’ equals prosperity
29th January 2019

Yorkshire-based Dortech Group is forecasting its glazing maintenance division will almost double its turnover to £1m in 2019 – taking group turnover past the £10million mark – supported by increased marketing activities and the appointment of two additional teams of site engineers.

Dortech Maintenance was formed in 2015. Group MD James Sutherland explained: “The recession had led to a contraction of the construction industry and new build projects had slowed. But as a direct consequence of such market forces, the desire to maintain, repair or even refurbish commercial windows and doors soon emerged, with businesses recognising this as a far more economical alternative to replacing with new.”

During that time, the management team focused their efforts on diversification – and now the MD says the maintenance division is the fastest growing part of the business.

“The maintenance proposition has never been more important, and we predict this division will account for 20% of revenue by 2022. A ‘preserve and prolong’ mindset was borne out of the last recession, but with further economic uncertainty on the horizon, this will only rise. There are legacy issues to solve including leaks, asset deterioration and energy inefficiencies, and if customers opt to buy cheaply to keep costs down, safety standards could also be at risk. We want to ensure that none of these things happen.”

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