2023: Year in Review
Published on 21 December, 2023Latest News
UAP’s Journey Through 2023: A Year of Remarkable Milestones
As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the extraordinary journey that UAP embarked on, achieving remarkable milestones that have left an indelible mark on our company’s legacy. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate the exceptional accomplishments that defined our year.
January: Launching the S.E.E Campaign for Sustainability
The year kicked off with a resounding commitment to sustainability as UAP unveiled the S.E.E Campaign. This initiative underscored our dedication to addressing social, economic, and environmental factors, laying the groundwork for positive change within the company.
January: Revolutionizing Door Security with the IONIC Electronic Lock
In a groundbreaking move, UAP introduced the IONIC Electronic Lock, redefining the landscape of door security. This British design revolution set the tone for a year of innovation and technological advancement.
February: Strategic Growth with the Acquisition of Maher London Limited
UAP’s ambitious growth strategy was exemplified in February with the strategic acquisition of Maher London Limited. This marked our second significant acquisition within two months, showcasing our commitment to expanding our horizons.
March: GGP Installer Awards Triumph for Technical Innovation
UAP’s dedication to technical innovation was duly recognized in March when the TS008 Soterian Slim letterplate clinched the Best Technical Innovation award at the GGP Installer Awards. A testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence.
April: National Fenestration Awards Recognition in Five Categories
UAP’s industry prominence soared in April as we were shortlisted in five categories at the National Fenestration Awards 2023. This acknowledgment underscored the widespread recognition of our products and people.
May: UAP shortlisted in three categories in the financed awards north west 2023
June: Triumph at FIT Show 2023 with the IONIC Electronic Lock
June witnessed UAP’s success at the FIT Show 2023, where our exhibition stand captivated over 750 attendees. The star of the show was undoubtedly the IONIC Electronic Lock, generating significant interest and hundreds of sales leads.
Introduced our Flip Hinge..
July: Introducing FDM for Fire Safety Compliance
Responding to the evolving regulatory landscape, UAP introduced FDM in July to aid door manufacturers in meeting the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. This initiative reinforced our commitment to safety and compliance.
UAP Strengthens the Board..
Pan Huiyi – Far East Supply Chain
Mitch Matchers – Procurement Director
Adam Lumley – CFO
Stephen Cox – Group Commercial Director
August: Streamlined Operations at Dumers Lane
A significant milestone in August as UAP made the strategic move to Dumers Lane, a 64,000 sq ft site designed for streamlined operations. This shift marked a shift towards modernization, automation, and reduced waste over time.
August: Unveiling the Sleek Slim Black Pull Handle
In the same month, UAP launched the Slim Black Pull Handle – a fusion of style and functionality. This contemporary marvel redefined door aesthetics with its sleek design and robust construction, appealing to both residential and commercial settings.
October: Hardware Company of the Year at National Fenestration Awards 2023
The pinnacle of recognition came in October when UAP was named the Hardware Company of the Year at the National Fenestration Awards 2023. A testament to our industry-leading position and commitment to excellence.
November: G23 Awards Finalist for Training and Development
Though victory eluded us, being a finalist at the G23 Awards for Training and Development Initiative of the Year showcases our dedication to fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.
December: UAP China Visit – Emphasizing Teamwork and Excellence
The year concluded on a high note with a visit from UAP China, underscoring the global collaboration and teamwork that defines our company culture.
As we express our gratitude to every team member who contributed to this incredible journey, the numbers speak for themselves: 62 blogs, 56.5k video views, over 1.3m web views, and 200 emails to 1.8m recipients. UAP is not just growing; it’s growing bigger and better. As we eagerly await what 2024 brings, 2023 will undoubtedly be etched in our memories as a year of triumph, growth, and collective achievement. Here’s to UAP – where every milestone is a step towards a brighter future.