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New managing director for FBS Hörmann

10 July 2024

JOHN AITKEN has been appointed to managing director of FBS Hörmann. John, who was previously the company’s technical director, has been with FBS Hörmann for the past 16 years and brings extensive knowledge and experience to his new role.

Having started his career in the loading bay and industrial door world as an apprentice, John spent 14 years at a well-known company working his way up through the business to become general manager. He then spent time working in the cleanroom and food sectors, gaining experience in project management and spending time working abroad. He joined Fen-Bay Services in 2008 and has been involved in all aspects of growing a successful business, becoming technical director in 2013.

2021 saw the acquisition of Fen-Bay by the Hörmann Group, with the company now trading as FBS Hörmann. The company specialises in the supply of industrial doors and loading bays primarily for the refurbishment market, perimeter protection systems and is the market leader in the provision of industrial service and maintenance support. FBS Hörmann now employs in excess of 255 staff working across the three divisions and is undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion.

John Aitken says: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic company at a time of such positive change and growth. We have started 2024 with a stronger order book than ever and have recently completed a recruitment drive to strengthen our Project Teams and increase the number of service engineers we have on the road. 

“The service and maintenance side of our business is undergoing considerable expansion to meet demand. We now have a team of over 130 service engineers in the field, who are backed by a knowledgeable inhouse team of over thirty including key account and regional managers. This enables us to fulfil our commitment to provide the market with 24/7, 365 days a year service support with a call out time of just 4 hours.

“I am lucky to be supported by a great management team and to have a team of dedicated and skilled employees. 2024 is going to be a busy year and I look forward to steering the ship with the continued support of the staff at FBS-Hörmann and the Hörmann Group.”

Hörmann UK managing director Wolfgang Gorner adds: “We are delighted to congratulate John on his new role within FBS Hörmann. His knowledge and experience are virtually unparalleled in this industry, and we know that he is a popular and respected figure amongst customers and colleagues alike. We wish him well and look forward to working with John to further enhance the products and services that FBS Hörmann offer the market.”

For more information, visit fen-bayservices.co.uk