Digitally Connected New Resi Door Firm Opens

Start-up residential door manufacturer, Portico Doors, has invested in a package of new digital connectivity and technology services to support growth.

The North-East firm, which produces and supplies a range of composite doors for housing across the UK from its new Washington facility, has completed the installation of a turnkey IT solutions from Advantex.

The work saw Advantex resolve several business-critical connectivity issues from the outset to enable onsite production to begin as planned in the autumn of 2022. The project provided server hardware, wireless local area network, switching infrastructure, firewall and cybersecurity, network infrastructure and backup subscriptions with a package of on-going IT support.

Rolling in October

Investment sees Portico Doors, which was opened for business in October by brother and sister Tony and Charlotte Craggs, benefit from superfast production connectivity as well as cybersecure IT services as it ramps-up door production at its 40,000sq.ft. factory on the Pattinson Industrial Estate.

Portico Doors is already seeing robust demand since opening for business and is investing in the latest technology and services as part of plans to develop and grow the business.


 “Advantex pulled out all stops to overcome some complex business critical connectivity issues, with its engineers working quickly to help us get started.”

– Charlotte Craggs 

Services director, Portico Doors


“We were impressed by Advantex’ service and rapid grasp of our requirements, delivering solutions that will meet our current requirements and future needs as we continue to establish the business,” continues Portico Doors’ Craggs.



This is the latest contract success for Advantex, which currently employs over 50 people and is targeting a £6 million turnover this year. Scott Duncan, business development manager, says: “We like to support new start-ups by leveraging our expertise in the manufacturing sector to deliver advanced and high-performance services as part of integrated turnkey solutions.” 

Advantex is an accredited ISO9001:2015, NSI Gold, Microsoft Gold, Cisco Premier and Mitel Silver partner. 

Picture: Portico Doors has invested in new manufacturing connectivity to support growth. Advantex’ Scott Duncan (left) and Portico Doors’ Charlotte Craggs mark the completion of the installation the Washington residential door manufacturer.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
11th January 2023


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