Celebrating 20 years in the industry this month, Bournemouth based window fabricator, Connaught Windows, claims it has a lot to be proud of, having ‘successfully weathered the storm of the recession’ to record a 14% increase in turnover in 2013.
From humble beginnings as a small window fitting company, founded in 1994, to becoming one of the south coast’s longest-standing window manufacturers, Connaught Windows says it has produced enough windows and doors in its 20-year history to supply approximately 5,900 homes, the equivalent of all of the homes in the City of London. In addition, the company claims its yearly usage of glass would be enough to cover the outside of London’s Gherkin skyscraper.
While Connaught Windows prides itself on being local, manufacturing 45 different products in Dorset using locally extruded aluminium and PVC-U profile, the total miles of window used since it opened its doors in 1994 would reach approximately 6,900 miles, or the distance from London to New York and back again if laid end to end.
Linda Witczak, director at Connaught Windows, said: “While the last few years have been challenging, with some careful, strategic planning and wise investments in top of the range machinery that streamlined our approach to manufacturing, we have successfully weathered the storm of the recession and in 2013, saw a 14% increase in our turnover over the previous year.”
For more information, visit www.connaughtwindows.com or call 01202 525212