Birmingham window and door manufacturer Shelforce is creating ten full-time jobs in response to the demand for its Fireshel 30-minure fire and smoke resistant security door.

The company has had to increase its manufacturing capacity from a standing start of 70 fire doors a week since launching the Fireshel in 2020. Now two customers, Equans and Fortem have ordered more than 6,000 of the doors for this year, as business manager Howard Trotter explainjed: 

“To meet their needs, we are going to have to produce 130 fire doors a week. While we have the capacity, we need to strengthen our team to do that which is why we are creating ten full-time jobs in total.”

Shelforce, which has 75% of its workforce disabled, has worked with both Equans and Fortem over the years to help deliver several important refurbishment projects around Birmingham.

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