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A History of Hörmann Garage Doors

Hormann RollMatic History

Hörmann Garage Doors are in the process of celebrating 80 years of trading. In that time they have changed the way people think about their garage doors, improved the style and implemented technology into the opening and closing process.

Below we have a look at their history and discover why they have become one of the most recognisable garage door manufacturers in the world.

Hörmann started in humble beginnings

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Hörmann was founded by August Hörmann in the 1930’s and he believed that a good name must be earned. Originally his garage doors were all made from steel form a metal workshop. The war prevented any further development of his products and for August, this was his last involvement with the company.

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Re-establishment and a new impetus

After the war had ended, his son Hermann re-established the business and with his drive for growth introduced a brand new door type called the one-piece garage door, aka the ‘Berry’. This door has been sold 8 million times over the world since it first came out in the 1950s.

Not one to rest on their laurels, Hörmann decided to mass produce a sectional garage door system in the mid 1960’. This had further success for the company and gave the consumer much more choice. The sectional door offered a little more space usage within the garage and afforded different designs much to the delight of the shopper.

Global brand and development

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In the last 50 years, the company’s growth has gone from strength to strength, so much so that they now have an extensive range of garage door products, including a specialist RollMatic range of roller doors and they have even branched out into entrance doors for the higher end market too.

They now also offer commercial door products including fire protection doors and high performance doors, as well as taking advantage of technological advancement to create their own opening mechanisms and controls.

In 2002 Hörmann began targeting the United States market and now has distribution centres across America. These centres serve both the domestic and commercial sectors, with the Americans taking advantage of their high performance doors.

Company Principles

When you think of Hörmann you think of quality and technological advancements and to this day, that is what they represent. Their award winning designs have pushed the boundaries of garage door technology and their quality remains unrivalled. If you want the best garage door, you use a Hörmann.

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