With volumes now up to 850 composite doors per week and with the company continuing to invest on a monthly basis, the growth of the Solidor brand shows no sign of slowing down, with a seventh CNC machining centre now on order as the sixth one is just being commissioned.
Over the last year the company has invested more than £750,000 in capital equipment, along with the introduction of 20 new members of staff, bringing the total to 114.
Manufacturing equipment purchased includes three CNC machining centres, a new extraction plant, door frame router, vacuum former, cassette curing oven, high capacity edgebander, CNC corner cleaner and profile saw. Similarly investment has been made on the distribution side with three new wagons, low loader vehicles, bar code scanning for production and new warehouse racking.
One of the most interesting investments has been the introduction of wood burning heaters, which harness the off-cuts from the solid hardwood cores that are part of Solidor’s unique composite door make up. This investment fits in with the company’s Green Promise, which also involves the use of lead free PVC-U and shared transport with sister company Nice Door Panels.
Solidor has also invested in a new website, as well as a SEO and PPC campaign and a 60 page perfect bound guide to their composite doors.
Gareth Mobley, managing director of Solidor Group said: “The investment programme has been ongoing and we see this continuing certainly for the next 18 months as we continue to grow. We believe there is considerable growth both for the sector and particularly for our unique solid composite door offering.”