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Why Rutland Door Closers

The Rutland approach is rooted in our commitment to helpful service and elegant engineering. All our products are tested by UKAS approved Third Party test bodies.  Optimised for design, performance and reliability, with continual innovation to make them faster and easier to fit.

Our flexible service eliminates hassle in your supply chain and ensures you get exactly what you need in line with your project requirements and timescales. We advise from spec through to installation to ensure you have the perfect door control based on your required use and the surrounding environment and aesthetics.

Our History

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1930

1930

Rutland’s history goes back to 1930 with an engineer named JC Hughes. He started a business designing steel reinforcing for concrete structures at coal washing plants and collieries across the UK.

1943

1943

During World War II, JC Hughes & Partners was loaned to the Army division of Highly Skilled Engineers to help in the war effort.

They designed the steel reinforcing that went into the floating concrete harbour sections towed across the English Channel to aid in the D-Day operation. The sections were chained together to make a floating road to get trucks, tanks, artillery and men from ship to shore.

1960

1960

David Hughes became the second generation in the business. JC Hughes & Partners expanded in the construction and built environment industries over the following years, capitalising on David’s expertise in engineering design.

1994
2004

2004

The business was firmly established as a key UK manufacturer of door closers, working with architects, architectural ironmongers, builders’ merchants, door manufacturers and others.

Rutland was born as a new company, and the business continued to increase its market share.

2010

2010

We expanded outside of Europe for the first time, developing distribution capabilities in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

2015

2015

Rutland is a global door control manufacturer, helping architects, architectural ironmongers, door manufacturers, builders’ merchants and end users in Europe, the US, Canada, the West Indies, India, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

The company now has its fourth generation of the Hughes family and has a growing international team.

Values that define our culture

Humble           Successful without being proud or arrogant.
Effective          Managing time and prioritising the big rocks.
Accountable   We are all accountable.
Respectful       Act with integrity and show respect for all individuals.
Transparent    Open and honest communication.

Our passion for what we do transfers into our services

Our Core Team

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