Debar launches brand new hardware as company celebrates 15-years in bi-fold market

In today’s climate, it’s crucial for company’s operating within the home improvement industry to evolve and adapt to stay ahead of the changing market. One company which understands the importance of continuous improvement is leading hardware manufacturer, Debar.

Since it started operating in the bi-fold door market 15 years ago, Debar has grown and progressed at every opportunity. In fact, when it first began, the company operated solely in the design of bi-fold door locks but has now revolutionised to become an independent specialist in designing bi-fold systems and a solid supplier of quality hardware and components.

Peter Sutcliffe, Managing Director of Debar, said: “In just 15 years our team and business has developed so much, and we now supply bi-fold hardware to over 200 companies across 12 countries.

“Over the years, our team has worked incredibly hard to not only create a first-class service for Debar customers but to also develop efficient processes and systems that enable us to manufacture hardware that is robust, resilient and delivers outstanding performance time and time again.”

A sleek and minimalist bi-fold handle

As a specialist in bi-fold door hardware, Debar designs and manufactures a variety of components for every bi-fold door requirement including locks, shoot bolt mechanisms, magnetic door holders, hinges, rollers, and handles.

In order to keep-up-to date with changing trends and consumer demand, Debar expanded its existing range of hardware at the beginning of this year and launched a new line of contemporary and modern bi-fold handles.

Known as Veltѐ, this brand new collection is a sleek and minimalist range which is specially designed for intermediate locking panels on bi-fold doors. The new handles feature concealed screws to create a seamless clean look and uses a unique anti-rotating innovation to deliver extra security.

“When we design our products, we always keep our customers and end users in mind, and the Veltѐ handles are guaranteed to appeal to both homeowners, fabricators and installers alike,” adds Peter.

Constructed from zinc die cast and steel spindle, these modern style handles can successfully fit on gear boxes or shoot bolt locks with 7mm spindle and 43 screw centres.

To make the full collection suitable for any home, Veltѐ also comes in a range of finishes, as well as a standard size or escutcheon for an 18mm Euro cylinder so fabricators and installers can pick the option that best suits their needs. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to operate as it’s been specially manufactured to tilt outwards and lay completely flat when not in use.

“It’s been great to see the feedback we’ve received since adding another premium product to our existing portfolio of quality hardware,” explains Peter.

“The Veltѐ collection is the perfect example of a handle which delivers exceptionally high performance while looking incredibly stylish. It’s robust, reliable, hard-wearing and it looks great when added to any bi-fold system.”

Celebrating 15 years in the bi-fold market

The launch of the Veltѐ range has come at a fundamental time for the business which has recently celebrated an impressive 15-years in the industry.

“Since launching in 2008, we have successfully built our reputation and expertise in the bi-fold door market,” comments Peter.

“Passionate about becoming more than just a hardware manufacture, we have broadened our services and now support systems houses and fabricators looking to break into the bi-fold industry.

“We’re keen to help as many companies as possible to achieve success so as well as developing quality hardware, like our Veltѐ collection, we want to work with anyone wanting to learn as much as they can about developing a quality bi-fold product and how to successful launch it into the market.

“Celebrating our 15-year anniversary has created a great opportunity for us all to look back to see how much we’ve accomplished. From launching new products, developing new systems and manufacturing millions of pieces of hardware, it’s been an amazing journey to date and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as we continue to work on exciting projects and plans as a company.”

Debar is the largest independent British manufacturer of bi-fold hardware and bi-fold door systems, supplying to fabricators and systems houses around the world.

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