Horton Automatics team

About Us

From our manufacturing facility in Telford, Shropshire; we work with customers across the UK to provide high quality and specialist doors suited to their projects. We are part of the Novoferm UK group of companies, ultimately owned by the Sanwa Corporation of Japan. Sanwa are a global leader in the manufacture, supply and installation of pedestrian, industrial and domestic door systems.

Horton Automatics Ltd was established over 30 year ago in the UK. Our original founder, Horton Automatics of the USA was in 1960, the originator of America’s first powered pedestrian sliding door (creating a new industry), so we have a wealth of industry experience.

Horton in the USA are also part of the Sanwa Corporation, so although we are no longer directly owned by our US founder our links and supply chain remain intact and solid.

We offer a full supply and installation service for our products throughout the UK, taking care of our customers from initial enquiry, survey/project management, manufacture and installation. Continuing to care for the product during its warranty period. Following this our sister company Bolton Gate Services Ltd (Horton Auto Door Services) will take care of ongoing planned and reactive service and maintenance requirements.

“G. B. Farrar & Co Ltd have been working with Horton Automatics for the past ten years and together we have successfully completed over 50 projects for the major financial retail sector. During this period Horton have come in on budget and have not missed an agreed deadline”
Paul Smith

Commercial Director, G. B. Farrar & Co Ltd

Our senior management team:

Managing Director of Horton Automatics

Tony O’Keeffe

Managing Director

Tony has been with Horton for 15 years and has over 39 years of door industry experience. He was also the former chairman of ADSA (Automatic Doors Suppliers Association).

Financial Controller of Horton Automatics

James Vickers

Financial Controller

James is a fully qualified accountant and has been with Horton for ten years.

Operations Manager at Horton Automatics

Mark Jones

Operations Manager

Mark has over 30 years of industry experience and has been with Horton for 26 years.

Purchasing Manager at Horton Automatics

Julie Kelly

Purchasing Manager

Julie has been with Horton for 21 years and has over 29 years of industry experience.

Senior Project Manager at Horton Automatics

Stuart Burrows

Senior Project Manager

Stuart has been with Horton and worked in the industry for over 18 years.

Our sales management team are the face of Horton Automatic Doors:

John Nunn

Southern Area Sales Manager

John has been with Horton for over seven years and has 12 years of sales industry experience.

Midlands Area Sales Manager at Horton Automatics

Laura Franklin

Midlands Area Sales Manager

Laura has worked for Horton and been in the industry for over 11 years.

Midlands Area Sales Manager at Horton Automatics

Richard Traynor

Northern Area Sales Manager

Richard has been with Horton for over two years and has 12 years automatic door industry experience.

We wish we could include each employee here, but we would run out of space! There is a significant number of people who work tirelessly to ensure Horton Automatics performs to the standards we and our customers expect. From sales support to our production team and installation engineers – we work to the requirements of your project and we don’t make false promises.

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If you would like more information about Horton Automatics, please call 01952 670 169 or fill out the enquiry form below.

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