Rockingham 1 Blue Crystal AuroraThe first quarter of 2015 has seen Hurst Plastics’ export division gather further pace with the shipment of the company’s largest ever international order for door panels. The Kingston-upon-Hull based firm has just exported 430 door panels to a major PVC-u and aluminium window and door supplier more than 3,500 miles away in Dubai.

This latest shipment of door panels to the United Arab Emirates marks Hurst’s growing presence in the Middle East. Hurst has been catering for an increasing demand for door panels as construction rates soar in the region, particularly within high rise domestic apartments.

“It’s been a busy few months for the export team at Hurst. As our biggest international order, this shipment heralds another exciting phase for the business as we supply to a growing number of large building projects overseas,” says Tony Appleyard, Hurst Plastics’ Export Sales Development Manager. “Until recently, many Middle Eastern companies would source door panels from Eastern Europe. Whilst these products are often cheaper, the quality can however be inferior. This latest order indicates that the market isn’t just price driven, but that it values good product design and quality as well as reliable service.”

Hurst currently exports to six continents, shipping its Definitive Collection of door panels from its nearby coastal port of Hull. The range brings a wide variety of door and glass styles to the international market, including bespoke triple glazed panel options. It includes many exclusive designs and features the Modern Collection of contemporary styled continental door panels in coloured, white or woodgrain PVC-u.