Brio UK appoints general manager

Published:  03 January, 2012

NEWCASTLE: Brio, the Australian-based multi national company, has appointed Dave Newton as general manager of its UK subsidiary.

Brio is a global leader in sliding and folding door hardware with worldwide sales of over £10M.

Mr Newton has held a series of senior sales management posts at a number of major UK manufacturers operating in the architectural marketplace.

Brio UK will have its national base on a purpose site for both manufacture and stockholding in Newcastle.

“We will be manufacturing to order for our customers and holding a high level of stock so there is no question of product availability at any time,” says Mr Newton, “and we are aiming at the architect, joinery manufacturing and patio door marketplaces. We are also in advance discussions with a variety of strategically placed stockists”.

“We are aiming to show the UK our range of design-engineered product which delivers high performance under all the various extremes of climatic conditions that are special to the UK. Our sliding and folding door hardware is made to last and carries a variety of approvals which either meets or exceeds national and international standards,” adds Mr Newton.

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