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Commercially sound

Hawk Sliding DoorWhen it comes to commercial doors, CDW Systems has been delivering for the last three decades.

The secret: being able to constantly improve its commercial door service for customers while continuing to provide expert technical support that has been refined from almost 30 years’ experience.

The Gloucester-based specialist aluminium fabricator was built on supplying aluminium commercial entrance doors to the trade and it’s still a major part of its operation today, with CDW Systems providing its customers with the perfect door solution for their commercial projects.

Its proven range of competitively-priced commercial aluminium doors have been installed in a variety of commercial applications including the retail, education, healthcare, and MOD sectors.

Jeremy Phillips, CDW Systems’ Group Chairman, said: “Commercial demand has certainly risen this year, with projects coming on now that were delayed or postponed last year due to the pandemic.

“We had good strong domestic demand last year as people spent their money on their homes during lockdown. Now things are relaxing we are expecting commercial demand to bulk up any domestic demand shortfall.”

Keeping up with demand

To keep up with the commercial door demand CDW Systems invested in a new CNC machine.

The Italmac Spring 7000 has significantly increased CDW System’s manufacturing capacity for commercial doors and has allowed them to offer lead times of three weeks on standard finishes.

Jeremy said: “Due to our rising order intake and our confidence in the market we decided to make the investment to significantly increase production capacity.

“Shorter lead times are now becoming the norm on commercial doors so being able to offer lead times of three weeks on standard finishes means we can fulfil orders and deliver for our customers quickly.”

Providing the right solution

CDW Systems manufactures commercial doors from leading systems house Technal, including the Stormframe STII High Traffic door and 202 Commercial Door.

Available in both non-thermal and thermally broken profiles, they can be tailor-made to suit all commercial applications with hardware options for all requirements including preparing the doors to accept automatic swing or sliding automatic door operators.

“Thermal efficiency is very much coming to the fore and we expect to see an increasing shift in thermally broken commercial doors rather than non-thermal ones,” explained Jeremy.

“And there is more complexity in the different types of hardware that are asked for on commercial doors now too, such as different forms of security for fire escapes, and different entry systems, which makes the manufacturing process more complex.

“We are currently manufacturing doors for various projects that are going to be fitted and then automated in various ways, and one of our greatest strengths as an aluminium specialist is we can offer customers the right solution to suit any commercial project, no matter how high-profile or complex.”

Unrivalled support

Alongside its shortened lead times CDW Systems is more than just a manufacturer and supplier. The company also provides comprehensive pre-sales support and full technical back-up to help you satisfy the requirements of your project and successfully complete it on-time and to the correct specification.

The CDW team can also liaise with customers early on to help determine the best products to suit a particular project.

“We pride ourselves on being a real asset as a supplier and our service to customers and the support we offer is what our customers expect,” added Jeremy.

“Our experience and expertise combined with our product range, service, and technical support are why we can help our customers successfully complete projects on-time and to the correct specification – and why we are leading aluminium specialists.”

Established in 1992, CDW Systems is one of the UK’s longest running aluminium specialists, and its expertise and extensive market knowledge has seen it grow to one of the most well-respected specialists in the trade supply of aluminium window, door, and curtain wall products. For more information, visit or call 01452 414 853.

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Why choose CDW Systems as your aluminium supplier?

Having been in business since 1992 you will be working with an industry leading aluminium expert that has delivered products for some of the UK’s most demanding projects.

With CDW Systems as your supplier you will get a company with:

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  • Over 25 years as an industry leader
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