Premier Forest Products acquires fire door manufacturer

2 November 2023

Premier Forest Products has announced the acquisition of specialist fire door manufacturing business Paul White Ironmongery, Doors, and Fixings (PWIDF).

Established in 1996 and based in Newport, PWIDF is based on Langland Way, Newport, just a short distance away from Premier Forest’s head office and employs 22 staff. The company also distributes a range of accompanying ironmongery, such as hinges and locks, as well as providing a solutions-based design service for its clients.

“The acquisition of PWIDF is the perfect fit for Premier Forest Products as we continue to expand our presence in the contract joinery sector, particularly in South Wales, and the team’s bespoke fire door offering fits seamlessly alongside our existing timber-based fire protection products,” said Terry Edgell, Co-founder and CEO of Premier Forest Products.

“We are confident that this partnership will drive our business forward and close a gap in our current range, further enhancing the product range available to customers.

Paul White, founder of PWIDF and member of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, said he was look forwarding to growing even further as part of Premier Forest.

Premier Forest Products is a vertically integrated timber operation engaged in the importation, sawmilling, processing, merchanting and wholesale distribution of timber and timber products from its multiple sites in the UK.

(From left) Paul White, Founder, PWIDF and Terry Edgell, Co-founder and CEO, Premier Forest.