Fast-growing sash window experts Victorian Sliders have invested a further £250,000 in expanding their foiling operation.
The South Wales firm already had three state-of-the-art FUX foiling machines, but now these will be joined by a fourth, growing the company’s capacity by a quarter.
The latest purchase comes after both an increase in demand for foiled profiles, and booming business more generally, as Group Managing Director Andy Jones explains.
“A year ago, we were foiling 31% of the profiles we produced, but now that’s grown to 33%.
“However, that doesn’t tell the full story, because we’re also now manufacturing drastically more frames than we once were too.
“In 2019, we were averaging around 1,440 frames a week. In 2021, we’re averaging over 500 frames every day – which means we’ve got a lot more foiling to do.”
This will be far from the last big investment Victorian Sliders will make this year.
Andy continues: “By the end of 2021, we intend to spend over £3m in capital investment – and we’ve spent around £1m of that already, refitting and expanding our regional depots into modern sales offices.
“Over the next twelve months, we want to increase our sealed unit capacity, and plan to purchase another automated line, and a second toughening plant, which will be larger than the one we have already.
“We’ll also be significantly expanding our extrusion capacity, adding four more extrusion lines to make eleven in total.
“It’s all part of our long-standing commitment to futureproofing the business, and bringing outstanding sash window products to thousands more installers around the country at the most competitive price.”