Machinery investment aids expansion plan for Profile 22 customer
Published: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Profile 22 fabricator and installer Burbage Custom Windows has invested in a new Haffner SBA-2 PVC-U machining centre. The new machine will allow the Leicestershire-based company to increase production by 100 frames per week.
The investment was partially funded through a grant from the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), comprising 20% of the overall project costs. The grant is part of a £8m grant scheme developed in partnership with Leicestershire County Council which helps small and medium sized manufacturing businesses in the area.
In just a few short weeks the Haffner SBA-2 PVC-U machining centre is having a significant impact on the company’s efficiencies and production output, “It’s just so fast, “ said Burbage Custom Windows director, James Meah. “We’re seeing a difference already, not just in the speed of the fabrication process but the fact that we’re able to make savings in other areas of the business as a result.” In order to keep up with production, and meet customer demand James is planning on recruiting three new fabricator personnel and a full-time order processor later this summer.
This investment forms part of the company’s strategic long-term plan. After 20+ years as a significant and renowned retail business, Burbage Custom Windows is extending its reach with the creation of a new trade division.
The requirement for additional capacity is thanks, in part, to the long term and continued success of Burbage’s relationship with Profile 22, during which the system company has helped develop and encourage growth.
L-R: Nic Rossano (Profile 22 Regional Development Manager) and James Meah (Director of Burbage Custom Windows) with the Haffner SBA-2 PVC-U machining centre.