Work has started on a major extension of Sliders UK state-of-the art manufacturing facility factory and distribution centre, as the trade door specialist gears-up for continuing growth.
Scheduled for completion by the year-end, the new 10,000 sq ft facility, will house a new purpose-built distribution facility and new lines, as Sliders UK continues the expansion of its rapidly growing product portfolio.
Offering lead times of just two weeks, this has included the launch of four new products so far this year. This includes the Ultimate Evolution and Duraflex bi-fold doors, which were launched this autumn.
They followed the launch of the Ultimate Imagine bi-folding door in March and that of the PremiLine PRO patio from Kömmerling to its Part Q approved Ultimate inline sliding door and bi-folding door ranges, in April. This is in addition to established offers from ALUK, Eurocell and Distinction.
Operations Director, Alex Murphy, said: “We have seen some very significant growth, but it’s absolutely paramount that as we move forward, we do so sustainably.
“We have a number of exciting developments down the line and the current expansion of our facility gives us the future capacity that we will need to accommodate them and deliver growth sustainably.”
PAS24:2012 and Part Q compliant, the new Duraflex bi-folding door is fully integrated with the systems company’s Diamond suite, featuring beveled and chamfered options.
With suited hardware, 13 opening and closing combinations, three low threshold options and featuring Duraflex’s Q-lon, low line gasket, the system also achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.
Also Part Q approved, the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-folding door features ultra slim sightlines – even compared to the standards set by other leading aluminium systems. At the same time, an innovative fully adjustable jamb option, simplifies door setting and squaring, saving time on site.
Murphy continued: “We manufacture a wide range of composite doors and aluminium and PVC-U bi-folding and patio doors – probably more than anyone else.
“But as a specialist, that’s all we do. Our lines are optimized for door fabrication, our people are trained in it and that combination means that our quality and services levels are high.
“We continue to build our offer because we see the opportunities ahead for supply into trade and new build markets, for us its very much about controlled growth. The investment we’re now making gives us that.”
“New customers are important but bringing our existing fabricator and installer base with us is our priority as we recognize that our growth is built on theirs.”
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