The Glazerite UK Group has outlined £500,000 of investments planned for the coming year.
The fabricator days a significant part of the investment will increase its capacity and how it manufactures its flush sash products to accommodate the rise in market demand, with the installation of new machinery at its Glazerite East site in Peterborough taking place this month.
Refurbishment of equipment at its Wellingborough plant has also been undertaken to improve product quality, while new hanging benches and racks have been installed at its Specials Division. The fabricator has also added new vehicles to its fleet in order to enhance its delivery service.
Robert Brearley, Glazerite’s Group Managing Director, said: “In addition to new equipment we’re also investing in our marketing support packages, which will be rolled out this year. This includes a fresh new branded website and a social media toolkit, which will help our installers showcase their products and services to customers. Our marketing team is continually developing tools and assets to support our installers, giving them access to resources that will help elevate them in their own markets.”
He added: “Over the last few months, we’ve taken stock of where we are as a business and what improvements we can make across the Group. We’re in the process of rolling out a continuous improvement strategy to optimise efficiencies and allow for greater visibility of the end-to-end process. Alongside investment this will bring obvious improvements to our service levels, from lead times through to quality and performance, at a time when the industry is gearing up for growth in areas like foiled and flush sash products.”