Lotus was founded in the 1960s and was originally a manufacturer of sliding shower screens. With the rise in popularity of folding doors in the 60s, the business diversified into this product range, supplying door and hardware retailers with various types of folding doors. As the fashion for these doors subsided, Lotus remained as the key supplier of this product as other competitors re-focussed efforts elsewhere or went out of business.
Following the theme of flexible space solutions, Lotus introduced an Acoustic Operable Wall product range that moved it into the realm of supplying installed product to the building industry. With this move its manufacturing, design, acoustic capabilities were expanded along with the ‘end-to-end’ delivery model into the commercial building sector. Through diligent execution significant gains were made in this market and the Lotus brand grew among commercial builders and architects.