Aluplast is set to double its year-on-year turnover in Q1, with demand for colour and finish identified as a main driver for growth as foils now account for half of the systems house’s total order volume.
Recent investment foiling technology, combined with forward planning ahead of the January deadline for the UK leaving the European Union, has been central to the company’s ability to maintain a strong and consistent supply of product. This is despite widespread congestion at UK ports due to shipping container shortages and worsening delays on imports owing to Brexit.
Director of sales and marketing Ian Cocken said: “The appetite for foils and colour is on an upward trajectory but the pressure on fabricators and installers to deliver on that demand is also increasing.
“Our investment in foiling lines and CNC foiling technology has afforded us a great deal of flexibility, even on our bespoke finishes. Traditional, manual foiling processes can take hours, but we’ve reduced that to just minutes, and that has a had positive impact on cost and efficiency that we can pass on to our customers,” he added.
“Our supply of stock foiled profile is here in the UK, ready to go, but our lead times remain strong across our product range. This is thanks to our manufacturing capacity but also due to the measures we put in place ahead of the Brexit deadline, that have helped to mitigate against the delays we have seen in recent months on imports.”