Apeer Doors has added another CNC machine to its rapidly expanding Ballymena production facility, making a total of seven milling machines available for the manufacture of its composite doors.
Representing a five-figure investment, the new machine is the latest move to support Apeer’s booming order books. The company reports a ‘phenomenal’ surge in sales during the second half of 2013 and says it has enjoyed a ‘flying start’ to 2014.
“The January to March period is traditionally a fairly steady time but the New Year got off to an incredibly busy start,” said Apeer marketing manager, Linda Tomb. “We wouldn’t normally expect to be this busy until nearer Easter, so our production managers have been working hard on our lead times, and a lot of IT based procedures have been put in place to further improve our efficiencies.”
The growth in business follows the launch last year of Apeer’s latest Diamond Doors and new Modo collection. It led to a major recruitment drive, with new staff taken on at all levels to support a doubling of production capacity.
Linda said: “Our investment in production capacity remains ongoing. There is an incredibly upbeat feel to the business at the moment and we have a number of exciting new initiatives in the pipeline for 2014.”