Senior Architectural Systems is set to expand its manufacturing capacity with the opening of a new 90,000sqft facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, bringing the company’s total UK manufacturing capacity to 220,000sqft.

The move is part of the company’s wider plan to enhance the thermal efficiency of all its product range and increase production of its low U-value PURe aluminium windows and doors system.

Alongside that, however, it is also closing its distribution depot in Newport, Wales.

The company expect s to begin production of its PURe range at the new Rotherham site early next year. Once the new site is fully operational, it will be able to maximise the space in its existing Denaby HQ to increase the speed of its in-house powder coating facility and support the ongoing development of its range of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems.

Managing director Mark Wadsworth said: “Since launching our patented PURe windows and doors in 2015, we have seen demand continuously grow and so it was always our intention to expand our production capabilities. We have made a number of investments at our main Denaby site, so it was important that we could both complement and replicate this successful and sustainable manufacturing model by finding a site that was not only similar in size but was also nearby. The new site in Rotherham fits the brief perfectly.

“We are excited to commence production of our PURe system in the New Year and look forward to maximising this new capacity to continue to enhance the thermal-performance of our complete range of products.”

The new site in Rotherham will also provide valuable storage space to assist with Senior’s nationwide delivery service and coincides with the company’s difficult decision to close its distribution centre in Newport, Wales. All customers in Wales and the South of England will now be served by the two main facilities in South Yorkshire, with Senior’s branch in Livingston continuing to support orders to Scotland and Ireland.

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