SOURCE: Centor

Centor Europe

March 07, 2011 02:00 ET

Award-Winning Centor Opens in Nantes

NANTES, FRANCE--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) -  Centor, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of systems for folding doors and retractable insect screens, has just opened its first French office, in Nantes.

Centor's folding door and screening systems are increasingly incorporated in residential and commercial projects, and the Nantes office now provides support to window and door manufacturers in France to take advantage of these expanding market sectors.

"The new branch will distribute folding door hardware systems and the Centor screen/blind systems throughout France as well as provide training and technical assistance," said Centor France Manager Didier Bellec.

"Until now, many French door manufacturers have been reluctant to offer folding doors to their customers because they were unviable. Centor's systems allow doors to move with fingertip ease, yet are easy to install, weather-proof and have a 10-year warranty," Mr Bellec added.

Folding doors' growing popularity is because they connect and divide living areas, create vistas, bring in natural light and fresh air, and seamlessly join indoor and outdoor activities. There is a Centor system for almost every possible application.

Centor's screens and blinds are the only laterally opening systems which fully retract and disappear into its frame. Measuring up to 7.6 m wide they are the perfect accompaniment to folding doors.

"As an option insect screens can be combined with a blind in the same unit. When doors are closed, the blind offers privacy, UV protection, thermal insulation and can even be used as a projection screen," Mr Bellec said.

Centor's folding and screening systems have won awards world-wide and recently Centor has also won national business and innovation awards in Australia where its group headquarters are based.

For information on training or Centor systems call 02 28 21 71 56, send an email at or visit for product information.

Notes to editors: Please email for high-resolution images of Centor systems. Centor France Manager Didier Bellec is available for comment on 02 28 21 71 56

About Centor
Centor is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of innovative folding, sliding, locking and screening systems for windows and doors. Founded in 1951 in Brisbane, Australia Centor has its European headquarters in Birmingham, UK, as well as locations in Australia, the United States of America and China. Centor employs around 160 people worldwide.

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