Our History

We're proud of our 75+ year history

In the 75 years we've been in business, we've made an impact throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

Established Norman Hart Newcastle Limited manufacturing awnings and sunblinds

Officially incorporated with customs house

Moved from the old property in Scotswood Road to Westerhope

Doug Hart started to manage the business

Purchased one acre site at Westerhope and a purpose built factory with two overhead cranes to manufacture industrial shutters and security products

Original Speedor developed for waste stations and further speedor design pursued

Industrial roller shutters division ‘Hart Industrial Doors’ created

Speedor Super received international patent and the brand Speedor was created

Agreement with USA door company for Speedor manufacture.

Extended Speedor model range.

Introduction of the Firebrand fire resistant roller shutter tested to BS standards 4 hour resistance.

Changed name to Hart Door Systems to reflect the evolving range of doors and expansion to a 12,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

Dubai Metro 115 Insulated Roller Shutters.

Fire test completed in United labs, Chicago lab UL10b/NFPA80 to USA standards.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium 21 Fire resistant shutters
World first fire test – Complete conveyor fire roller shutter assembly mounted on to two conveyor systems to seal an opening and fire tested to UL10b fire standards.
Production space extended and combined office facility 6000sq ft.

50 Nissan Battery Plant specialist conveyor doors designed and installed, Largest individual project to date 174 Fire shutters for Jeddah.

Developed the Speedor Cleanroom high speed door for cleanroom environments.

Designed The Terrorscreen LPS 1271 SR1-4 range of security roller shutters.  Successfully installed on Nuclear project extending to £1M in sales over project life.

Speedor Twinblade product developed. Orders fulfilled for large nuclear site, Olympic Stadium Transformation to Queen Elizabeth Park 50 Security and fire shutters

Speedor Storm product developed for waste sites.

Nick Hart takes on Managing Director role from Doug Hart
Covid-19 strikes, creation of split shift system and protection measures, full production maintained.
A hugely successful year in attaining large export projects, 44 No. Speedor storms doors ordered for Moscow projects, 60 doors in Helsinki project, 51 in Kuwait and various projects in Hong Kong.

Covid-19 continues to grip the UK domestic market with output halved.
Developed the Speedor Lite entry level door due to demand for a lower cost high speed door
World first - Development and testing of a high wind resistant “Typhoon Door” to 5050 pascals providing strong sales in Hong Kong market.


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