New production manager brings automotive industry expertise to the Hart Doors team

We have appointed John Rafferty, an experienced production manager, to strengthen manufacturing processes.

John Rafferty has been appointed to the role of Production Manager to enhance the company’s manufacturing processes.

Having worked previously in similar roles at Unipres, NSK Europe and ADM Pressings Ltd, John has a wealth of experience of managing and monitoring processes and using this to identify efficiencies in manufacturing operations.

In his new role with us, John will be tasked with supporting the company in enhancing our already well-established quality control and standardisation methods.

John said: “After more than 20 years of working largely in the automotive sector, I’m looking forward to joining Hart Door Systems and applying my knowledge to its bespoke manufacturing processes.

“I was drawn to the company because it is family-run, has a well-established reputation for innovation and a commitment to market leading quality.

“Employing the SQCDM model (safety, quality, cost, delivery, morale and people) in my approach, I look forward to supporting the team as we continue to navigate through the changes that have come about in response to Covid-19.”

We have been operational throughout the Covid-19 lockdown supporting customers in key sectors, and have already implemented a number of new manufacturing processes to ensure the safety of our workers, such as morning and afternoon shift teams and tighter cleaning regimes.

Nick Hart, Managing Director at Hart Door Systems added: “We are delighted with John’s appointment and his experience in working in fast moving manufacturing operations and driving efficiencies will have great benefit as we look to scale up and continue with our export operations.”

We have recently won a number of multi-door orders for export. These include providing our high-speed Speedor Storms and swing gates for Hitachi Zosen Inova in Moscow, Russia. The doors will be installed on a major Energy from Waste plant. In addition, we have secured a large order for fire shutters for a Beumer Group contract at Kuwait Airport and an order for shutters for both the Hong Kong Central Government Office and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Designed and made in Britain, our commercial and industrial doors are used across the globe, and we work hand-in-hand with customers to ensure effective and efficient installation and operation – whatever environment our door systems are applied to. You can explore our range here and contact us to find out more.

John Rafferty