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Booth secures £6m contract for protective doorways

Posted 17 March 2022 · Add Comment

Bolton-based manufacturer of high-integrity performance-assured protection systems, Booth Industries, has strengthened its position in the nuclear market with a contract worth in the region of £6 million to supply specialist doors for a UK Government agency.

Above: Roger McDowell, Chairman of Avingtrans plc board and Mike Jenkinson, Booth Managing Director, AVG board members and members of staff from Booth Industries, at the opening last October of Booth's 600 Sq Metre extension - helping deliver a more flexible and greener manufacturing facility - which brings the overall manufacturing capacity of its Nelson Street site in Bolton to 6,400 Sq Metres.
Courtesy Booth Industries International

The contract comes 12 months after Booth was awarded a similar contract and continues the company’s impressive turnaround since its acquisition by Avingtrans plc in 2019.

Mike Jenkinson, managing director at Booth Industries, said: “The contract is a great way to start 2022 and reinforces our position as the leading specialist door supplier in the nuclear and defence industries.

“Every solution designed and manufactured by our team has to meet exacting performance standards, in this case being capable of withstanding ballistic attack, fire and other serious security threats.

“Winning this contract not only recognises our ability to design and manufacture reliable, performance-assured solutions for this security-critical industry, but also our growing reputation for delivery and aftercare, which is built on decades of experience in the sector.”

Austen Adams, managing director of Avingtrans’ Process Solutions and Rotating Equipment division, which is home to Booth Industries, added: “We’re delighted that the Booth success story continues to gather momentum, with the business making a strong contribution to the division’s growing profile in the nuclear industry.   

“The team has created a strong order pipeline and, with a new manufacturing facility that takes its overall manufacturing capacity to 6,400m2, it also has the capacity it needs to support continuing growth.

“When we acquired the assets of the business in 2019, we could not have foreseen the challenges that would be thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic over the next two years but the team has pulled together tremendously during that time, turning around the business and creating strong foundations on which to build.

“It’s exciting times for everyone associated with the business and we’re looking forward to delivering another critical infrastructure project for one of our key customers.”

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