Government contract extension opens doors to manufacturer’s ambitious plans

Austen Adams

Booth Industries has secured a contract extension worth £2.9m for a UK Government agency.

The Bolton manufacturer has been producing fire doors for more than 100 years and has an expertise in blast and fire-resistant doors.

Work on the project will begin immediately and will be delivered over the next 18 months.

Mike Jenkinson, managing director of Booth Industries, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract extension, which both sees the business start the new year on the same upwards trajectory we have been on since our acquisition in 2019 and demonstrates the confidence that one of our largest customers has in the business.”

Booth Industries was bought by Avingtrans in June 2019 for £1.8m when its former owner Redhall Group went into administration.

Austen Adams, managing director of Avingtrans PLC’s process solutions and rotating equipment division, said: “This contract extension supports the ambitious growth plans we have in place for the business and provides a strong foundation on which to build over the coming year.”

Booth Industries in Bolton

“The team at Booth has made great progress over the last 18 months, generating a substantial order book covering more than one year’s sales and creating a robust pipeline of forward orders.”

The group is investing in the Bolton site, and demolition work has now been completed ahead of the construction of a manufacturing facility that will increase its manufacturing capacity to 70,000 sq ft.

Adams added: “When we acquired the business, our intention was always to invest to ensure Booths is equipped to remain at the cutting edge of its chosen niche markets and deliver a high quality, end-to-end service and this new facility is a key part of the plan.”