Dörken & Mankel KG was founded by Rudolf Mankel and Wilhelm Dörken in 1908 in Germany, where the company started producing high-quality milled screws and door hinges. The DORMA brand was registered in 1927 with the national Patent Office, and in 1970, DORMA GmbH Co KG was established.
With experience spanning over a century of manufacturing and distributing premium access solutions and services, DORMA is currently able to cover all aspects of door operability requirements, ranging from hinges and closers to time and access control equipment, and it also offers auxiliary products, such as sliding wall systems. DORMA has production plants in Singapore, China, Malaysia, North America, South America and Europe. From its headquarters in Ennepetal, DORMA Group has subsidiaries in the UK, France and Ireland, and it is represented in over 50 countries across the globe, employing circa 7,000 people.
DORMA is committed and bound to sustainable development, and as such, holds EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) certificates for many of its products, including handles, closers, locks and cylinders. The company holds membership with DGNB and the IBU, and several building certifications, including the BREEAM in the UK, CASBEE in Japan, Green Star in Australia and LEED in the USA. DORMA products are available online from easylocks, the main supplier of DORMA items in the UK.