Deal Opens Doors to Innovation and New Markets


Two of the world’s leaders in industrial and commercial door solutions have signed an exclusive partnership agreement, which will boost innovation and provide industries across the globe with access to their ranges of cutting-edge products.

UK-based Rhino Doors and Swiss firm, BATOR GROUP have signed a deal that will see them co-operate exclusively to design and develop new industrial doors and manufacture each other’s existing products under licence.

Stuart Lawrence, Managing Director of Rhino Doors, said: “We share an ethos and a vision of innovation, value and quality, with BATOR so they are ideal partners with whom to drive forward, supporting the implementation of our strategy of developing the very best solutions to meet the needs of a diverse range of industries. This relationship will significantly broaden the range of high performance door solutions that Rhino can provide, particularly within the rail sector.”

Rhino and BATOR have a longstanding relationship, having worked together on a range of projects, with architects and engineers from around the world.

Urs Balke, Chief Executive of BATOR, said: “It is a pleasure to collaborate exclusively with Rhino Doors. Our combination of experience, expertise and innovative and bespoke design solutions creates a proposition that will meet the diverse needs of architects and the challenges of a range of projects, strengthening our offering and delivering value to clients.”

Rhino Doors leads the way in the design and manufacture of all types of doors and gates, from its headquarters in Port Talbot, South Wales. It also installs and maintains both its own, state-of-the-art products and those from other manufacturers.

Specialising in sliding, sliding-folding, folding, bi-folding and side hinged doors with UK Government attack delay security ratings. Rhino also provides security rated roller shutters, as well as oversize bespoke doors for sound reducing, fire resistance and security applications.

Headquartered in Herzogenbuchsee in the Swiss canton of Berne, BATOR GROUP is a renowned innovator, with its range of folding doors, sliding-folding doors, sliding doors, fire doors and special doors, meeting the strictest requirements in reliability and safety.

As well as combining to boost product design and manufacturing innovation to meet the needs and address the challenges of projects around the world, the exclusive agreement between Rhino and BATOR will see them focus on different international territories.

Rhino will provide the combined Rhino-BATOR products and services to the UK, Middle East, India and the Far East, Australia and New Zeland, while BATOR will focus on its own domestic market as well as the European Union, USA and Turkey.

Mr Lawrence said: “This arrangement means that both Rhino and BATOR can support each other’s growth, which will allow both businesses to continue to invest in and share innovation.”

Mr Balke added: “Together, we have the expertise to strengthen our respective offerings and tackle the challenges of providing solutions within any industry, anywhere in the world.”

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