Direct Trade invests

National Halo fabricator, Direct Trade, is pleased to announce that it has invested in an additional 40,000ft2 facility in order to further streamline its processes while gearing up for ‘several exciting new product launches’ in 2015.

The company currently operates from a 40,000ft2 factory for its PVC-U window production, and has an additional two facilities for doors, roofs and its Kolorbond operations. The investment means that the total manufacturing space will increase from 61,000 to 87,500 square feet, with the consolidation of the door, roof and Kolorbond spaces, which, it is hoped, in turn will improve service and communications by having these divisions under one roof.

Direct Trade’s managing director, Steve Green, explained:

“All of this investment has one key goal – to help keep our customers ahead of their competitors through better lead times, more efficient manufacturing processes to pass on great value for money and a larger choice of product range.

“We spent a lot of time securing the perfect space for the next phase of our expansion programme and were fortunate enough to secure a facility which is close to our existing factory and trade counter. What’s more, we have also invested in our equipment with the addition of a new Stuga line, and in our people with the recruitment of an experienced technical manager in order to truly maximise the efficiency of our production processes.

“Most excitingly, the new space allows us greater scope to manufacture a number of new products to complement our already extensive range and bring real benefits and innovation to our customers. We look forward to bringing these latest developments to market throughout the course of 2015, so watch this space for more information.”

For more information, call Direct Trade on 0800 288 8828 or visit www.directtradeltd.co.uk