Sanderson and Hörmann: Together for the long haul


It was Henry Ford who said:

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

The partnership between Stephen Sanderson Transport and Hörmann UK is a story of longevity and shared success. It began in Uppingham, back in 1981, with a man and a van, a parish magazine advert, and delivery of Hörmann’s first sample garage door into the UK marketplace. Today Sanderson’s distribution services support Hörmann’s position as Europe’s leading supplier of garage and industrial doors to the UK construction industry. Every day, we deliver hundreds of Hörmann doors, across a fleet of 21 specially branded vehicles – and growing.

Over the years, our two businesses have evolved together. We’ve integrated our systems and teams, and we’ve designed special approaches to working, new technologies and systems. We share a true team spirit and like-minded values. Our services have adapted to support Hörmann’s changing needs and to meet their increasing demand in volume and geographical reach.

Central to our relationship is a collaboration to develop innovative racking systems across the Hörmann-branded fleet of 21 vehicles, designed to increase load capacity and provide the versatility to carry a diverse product range, whilst limiting risk of damage and significantly reducing environmental impact.


Paul Tomlin, Hörmann’s Operations Manager comments:

“Every company has its procedures, protocols, and its training programmes. But you can’t train someone to care. It’s the human element that brings Sanderson transport into its own, and the drivers who represent us day in, day out. They are the face of our organisation and without such a fantastic team of people, we simply wouldn’t have been able to grow our business with such success.”

Today, our entire fleet of Hörmann vehicles features truck mounted forklifts, eradicating manual handling, impacting health and safety, efficiency, and offering a speedy, self-contained service to their end users.