Teckentrup is 10 years old!

Teckentrup in the UK is 10 years old. Quite a milestone, given the rather challenging time that greeted its founding…

… Jim Rodger and his business partner Jon Bettell set up Teckentrup Depot on September the 1st 2008. There were signs that the global economy was in turmoil, but on the 15th of September, investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed and the world went into recession. Perfect timing! 

Despite this backdrop, the company, with the support of Teckentrup GmbH & Co. KG, built a reputation as the industries “can do company” for sectional garage doors.

“By manufacturing doors at our factory in Warrington we knew that if we offered a quick turnaround and backed it with tireless customer service we could make a difference” Commented Jim Rodger, “Difficult doors, odd sizes, unusual applications, everyone came to us with problems and, with CarTeck sectional garage doors, we knew we could provide solutions - that’s how we grew the business.”

In that first year, the number of component shipments coming from Teckentrup in Germany could be counted on fingers and toes… … today several hundred trucks make the journey.

Jim Rodger cuts a celebratory cake with Kai Tekentrup!


Jon Bettell departed, to return to the world of finance and Jim made the decision explore the introduction of the other products in the Teckentrup GmbH & Co. KG portfolio – steel doors, roller shutters and other Commercial and industrial doors.

The company still has CarTeck garage doors as a core product, but also now supplies steel doors and industrial doors into prestige infrastructure projects, landmark developments and other contracts requiring compliant, high specification products such as Crossrail, Tate Modern and Lidl.

Today, Teckentrup UK Limited is part of the Teckentrup international family of companies. Expansion has led to the need for more space and the move “half a mile down the road” to larger premises in August of this year.

Jim's reward for 10 years of service, his own parking space and a plaque to mark the spot!


Jim can now be Teckentrup through and though, right down to his undies!

At the start of September Jim and Kai Teckentrup gathered the team and suppliers to the business together to say a few words, celebrate the achievement and thank everyone for all their hard work. 

Jim and everyone at Teckentrup also know that without their customers, the 10 year milestone could not have been reached. 

How to say thank you? 

Now Teckentrup has new premises, a series of open days will be staged, once the showroom is completed! Watch your inbox for an invite!

Cheers! Here's to another 10 years from all the team!

Further reading

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Teckentrup UK appoints new Managing Director

02 Jul 2020

Teckentrup UK Limited, jointly owned by Jim Rodger & Teckentrup GmbH has appointed a new Managing Director, Stephen Hilton.

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Making a success of remote working

29 May 2020

Much of the Teckentrup Team is continuing to remote work, using Microsoft Teams video meetings, Zoom socials, and sharing positive stories on Sharepoint. The Teckentrup offices have been reorganised and safe distancing practices made visible throughout.

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An important message from the HSE Building Safety and Construction Division

14 May 2020

We are sharing a communication from the DHF concerning a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) communication on installation, operation and maintenance manuals.

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