DORMA Acquires Door Controls, Inc.
(Reamstown, PA July 12, 2013) – DORMA USA Inc. has significantly expanded its U.S. presence by acquiring Door Controls, Inc., one of the largest independent automatic door distributors in the nation. Acquired July 3, 2013, Kansas City, Kansas-headquartered Door Controls enables DORMA to provide its customers with enhanced products solutions and services in the Midwest. The acquisition strongly reinforces DORMA’s current strong installation and service presence in the Eastern region of the country.
The service sector is continuing to grow throughout the country as buildings age and need to be retrofitted for new technologies that will enable increased access control and energy efficiency. The partnership with Door Controls, coupled with the recent acquisition of security solutions provider Rutherford Controls International, will allow DORMA to provide a broader spectrum of product and services to the customer.
“The door industry continues to provide us with a strong platform and one in which we want to accelerate our capabilities to provide our customers innovative door technology and premium access solutions and services,” commented DORMA AME AREA President Wil VandeWiel. Reed Buettner, CEO of Door Controls added, “The combination of Door Controls, Inc. and DORMA provides an excellent strategic and cultural fit. We are thrilled to join the DORMA Group.”
About Door Controls, Inc.
Door Controls, Inc. was founded in 1943 in Topeka, KS by Robert and Marcella Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery began the business with the belief that you should sell quality materials and back them up with fast and efficient service. This is still how Door Controls, Inc. does business today. Over the years the business has grown to nearly 100 highly trained employees who staff 11 service and repair centers in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Arkansas, and Texas. Door Controls, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of automatic doors in the Midwest and is a complete source for automatic doors, controls, hardware and related service.
DORMA is a leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions and services that enable better buildings. Our full range of products and services provides safety and security as well as convenience and comfort. DORMA features a design oriented portfolio of architectural door hardware, specialty hardware for glass door and wall applications, door automation systems including Crane Revolving Door, and operable wall systems featuring Modernfold. Strategic partnership with Canadian technology innovator RCI extends DORMA’s portfolio of electromechanical access control products and systems, and strengthens the presence of both firms in the North American market. DORMA is an international market leader with innovative and inspiring design and technologies for access solutions and services.