Door Industry Journal - Winter 2021

Also online at: 52 THE door industry journal winter 2021 Domestic Garage Doors JD (UK)’s Digitally Printed Natural Woods Prove a Big Hit The Trend series of sectional garage doors from Alutech has been without a doubt JD (UK) LTD’s best-seller. But when the sole UK distributor of Alutech products launched a digital print option for the Trend in June 2021, previously only available on the Prestige door, it gave this old favourite a new lease of life and boosted sales in the process, on track to double the initial sales forecast! The specialised industrial digital printing technology allows the application of complex images onto the door leaf, making it possible to bring the homeowner’s most imaginative and personalised design ideas to life, as well as offering a wide selection of natural wood and stone effects. As anticipated, of the four digital print options available, the natural wood prints have proven a sure-fire hit, offering a unique finish for those who appreciate the beauty and authenticity of nature. Similarly, the natural stone prints that mimic the patterns found in real stone and marble have also been popular. JD (UK) LTD has also seen an increase in the popularity of the Panoramic series of sectional garage doors, with their modern design of fully acrylic glazed panels. Homeowners can also opt for an image of their choice printed on the door panel set or choose from the many themed prints Alutech offers, from categories such as nature, landscapes and vehicle themes. Jason Wade, JD UK National Sales Manager, commented: “We were excited to be finally able to offer the innovative digital print option on what is our most popular door, the Trend. We’re increasingly seeing that homeowners no longer want to imitate the style of their neighbours, but rather differentiate their property with something truly unique to them. The digital printing technology allows them to achieve exactly that and we knew it would be a big hit.” For more information and to order, please call 01924 472924, email or you can also visit . JD Drives Celebrates Initial Success with Plans to Add More to The Range In June 2021, JD (UK) Ltd, the sole UK distributor of Alutech garage door products, launched an exciting new sub-brand, JD Drive Systems. Under this brand, they introduced a new safety brake package, which has been well received by garage door fabricators and installers, with sales already doing well. Following on from this initial success, JD Drives will soon be adding further products to its line of accessory products, replacement parts and consumables. JD (UK) Ltd MD, Steve Hudson, said: “The idea behind JD Drives is to eventually create a one-stop shop for our customers where they can get everything they might need, taking away the headache of having to source from multiple suppliers. We’re delighted with how well-received the new safety brake package has been and are looking forward to adding more products to the JD Drives range over the coming months.” The first in the series of product launches under the JD Drive Systems brand was a safety brake package containing a safety brake, dummy end and interlocking cable. The safety brake, Series: JD18S-DB, has a Max Speed (rpm): 22, Run Torque: 130 N.m and Max Torque: 520 N.m. The parts are priced individually as well as being priced as a package. For more information and to order products from the JD Drives range, please call 01924 472924, email or visit

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