A Birmingham door maker has bucked the eastward manufacturing trend by winning a £1 million contract to supply its products to Hong Kong.
The deal will see Fitzpatrick Doors supply 3,000 doorsets to the East and West rail extensions on the former British colony's rail network.
The hinged doors, roller shutters and smoke curtains are installed at six stations on lines running into and across Hong Kong.
Steve Small, managing director of Fitzpatrick Doors, said: "We are delighted to be taking Birmingham-made products to the Far East.
" We won the business because our doors met the stringent specifications demanded by the project's architects for fire protection, security and sound insulation."
The durable high performance doorsets incorporate sound reduction materials and cover fire ratings to BS476 Part 22. All external facing doors are finished in highgrade brushed stainless steel to withstand the heat and humidity of Hong Kong's climate. Mr Small said: " Expansion of Hong Kong's rail network is being driven by a huge increase in population and business activity.
"The network is operated by Kowloon- Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) which has been spearheading the massive £6 billion project to extend the East and West rail systems.
"The new lines are designed to ease travel between the North East New Territories and urban areas and provide another direct link with the Chinese mainland."
Fitzpatrick designs, manufactures and installs a full range of steel hinged doors, roller shutters and security grilles.