Global Doors partners with OPK to break into Europe

03 June 2021

One of the UK’s leading sliding doors specialists has partnered with European sliding door hardware expert, OPK to offer a greater depth of choice and quality to the construction, furniture manufacturer, KBB, interior design and contractor markets.

Global Doors, based in Ossett, West Yorkshire was the natural choice to be the sole UK distributor for OPK as Sebastian Krames, OPK’s, Head of Sales and Marketing, explains, “With over 20 years’ experience in the sliding door industry, Global Doors is the perfect UK partner for us, more than ably fulfilling our mantra of being a sliding doors systems expert. They are experts themselves so we feel fully confident in Global Doors ability to help us gain more European market share. This, alongside the extensive industry expertise of Hans-Peter Nägele, OPK’s Head of Product Management, allows the partnership to achieve our common goals”.

Established in 1993, Global Doors is now a leading multi-channel manufacturer of sliding wardrobe doors, supplying a wide range of customers, including national housebuilders, leading architects and independent kitchen, bedroom and bathroom retailers. Having recently undergone a significant period of growth, Managing Director, Matthew Fletcher commented, “This is a very exciting time of expansion and innovation for us. So to be the sole distributor of OPK sliding hardware is a perfect fit that will help us introduce an even wider range of specialist sliding door systems to the UK market"

OPK started making waves in the furniture industry, when in 1993, they were granted a national patent for their furniture fitting technology. That desire to innovate has been the mainstay of both companies since, as Matthew Fletcher continued, “The Global OPK partnership is based on trust, respect and market disruption. The highly innovative OPK product range, matched with Global's market knowledge and expertise supported by our stockholding and distribution capability presents a huge opportunity for businesses and consumers alike to access this leading range of sliding door systems.”