Sliding door gear manufacturer, P C Henderson, is celebrating its 100th year in business, signifying an entire century of high quality manufacturing, product innovation and a dedication to worldwide exporting.
Founded by Percy Cecil Henderson in 1921, the company has come a long way since its humble beginnings where the business started in an unused loft space of a paint and varnish factory.
Trevor Cossins, Managing Director at P C Henderson, commented, “Celebrating a centenary in business is a huge achievement, it puts us amongst a rare group of companies which have truly withstood the test of time and it certainly isn’t something that happens by chance.”
P C Henderson has won multiple awards for its exporting achievements, most notably ‘UK Export Business of the Year’ at the British Chamber Awards – a highly prestigious and respected award. Exporting currently accounts for 70% of the company’s annual sales with products reaching all four corners of the globe. Product innovation is also high on the company’s agenda – boasting a market leading range of over 60 products catering for sliding doors weighing up to a huge 8000kg.
Its products can be seen in a number of high profile applications across the globe including Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan, the Amphia Hospital in Holland, Disneyland Shanghai and the Four Seasons Hotel in Tianjin, China.
The company enters its second century of business with ambitious growth plans – including a number of major product launches and expansion plans for the American markets. Driving forward with digital innovation is also high on the company’s agenda as well as ensuring product design meets the ever changing ways in which sliding doors are used in residential, commercial and industrial applications across the globe.