SCOTLAND’S leading joinery manufacturer of door sets has a new identity. Following its acquisition by the Donaldson Group in 2020, Donaldson Door Systems (DDS) is the new brand of the business formerly known as Rowan Manufacturing Ltd (RML).
Established in 1979 as the manufacturing arm of the Rowan Group, DDS specialises in manufacturing, merchanting and supplying internal and external door sets, as well as staircases from its site in Plains, North Lanarkshire.
Since its acquisition in February 2020, all colleagues and operations have moved over to the Donaldson Group, with Managing Director, Luke Roberts, and General Manager, Billy Cameron, continuing to drive the business.
DDS is dedicated to delivering quality, exceptional service and product innovation. With vast experience and knowledge of joinery, DDS holds Secured By Design accreditation and is the only company in Scotland to be both Q Mark and Certifire certified. DDS will harness the expertise of the Donaldson Group, operating within its Offsite division, to continue servicing the UK housebuilding and construction market.
Luke Roberts, Managing Director, Donaldson Door Systems said: “The rebrand to Donaldson Door Systems is an exciting new chapter for the company. Our people will move forward with the business as we hone in on our market-leading door sets with safety and security front of mind. We are proud to be a part of this trusted family business and we are certain that our customers will continue to benefit from the high-quality products and services that the Donaldson Group is known for.”
Andrew Donaldson, CEO of the Donaldson Group, added: “The rebrand completely aligns Donaldson Door Systems with the Group, along with a new logo, branding and website.”
“The response from everyone involved in the rebranding exercise has been overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to see Donaldson Door Systems develop and build on the strong foundations that were established in its 30 years of operation.”
Currently led by the sixth generation of Donaldson, the 162-year-old Donaldson Group comprises a total of 17 specialist timber and building product businesses and brands, operating throughout the UK from 46 locations and employing over 1,600 people. The businesses that make up the Group trade and operate independently, sharing best practice, innovation and purchasing synergies.