Saveheat puts £1m into second
29th January 2019
Saveheat Group has announced a £1million investment in a second PVC-U factory to serve Scotland’s West Coast and keep pace with demand for its existing unit in the east, as well as signalling further major investments for later in the year.
The group, which holds the claim of Scotland’s first company to manufacture PVC-U, timber, aluminium and glass products, is to put the new line alongside its 120,000 sqft Blairs Timber Windows site in Greenock.
PVC-U production will also continue at the group’s Merlin Network factory in Dalgety Bay, Fife, but the new facility will support its growing workload, especially with trade customers towards the west, as managing director Alex Grey explained:
“PVCu will be new at Greenock but the group has a wealth of experience to draw on. We already supply PVCu to business in the West of Scotland and further afield and this investment is just the next logical step. We have big plans for the group.”
Much of the £1m investment will be in machinery. This will be supplied through a collaboration with The Saw Centre and Stuga. New ZX3 and ZX5 machining centres have been ordered along with other automated machinery.
Colin Torley, group sales and operations director added: “2018 was a fantastic year for our four companies and with Merlin Network returning record performances for the last two years we felt that we needed to expand the PVCu side further.”
He continued: “Investment and expansion is also planned for the Timber, Aluminium and Glazing companies later in 2019 including a new plant for timber. We are also looking forward to the launch of a number of new and exciting products throughout the year”.