Lincoln based PVC-U and aluminium fabricator, Sternfenster, has recently announced its plans to open a new factory exclusively dedicated to the production of aluminium windows and doors in 2015. The decision follows the continuous growth of the aluminium business experienced by the fabricator ever since entering this market, almost three years ago.
Sternfenster’s managing director, Mike Parczuk, commented: “We’ve had very strong sales for our aluminium range over the last few years and it made sense for us to pursue this business opportunity. We have actually expanded our aluminium department several times in this period. At the same time, our PVC-U division is stronger than ever and keeps growing with the addition of new machinery and staff to supply the increasing demand.
“The decision to invest in a brand new, 29,000ft2 aluminium factory was made in order to achieve the necessary space to accommodate further growth. We’re growing responsibly, but as effectively and efficiently as possible.”
This year alone, the company has reported a 28% increase in aluminium business since January.
These results were achieved thanks to a strong customer service programme, complete with a dedicated technical department and extensive marketing support which continues to help its clients seize the opportunities of a growing market.
Sternfenster is currently operating from an 80,000ft2 production facility in Lincoln.
Moving the aluminium department will also enable Sternfenster to further expand the production for its successful Residence 9 window. Thanks to what is described as a ‘revolutionary development’ in R9 manufacturing, the fabricator’s sales for this product have recorded a 48% increase.
Sternfenster is the only UK fabricator to produce Residence 9 with a unique, seamless corner weld, as a result of sustained investments in state-of-the-art machinery.
The fabricator has obtained all planning permissions for the new facility, and construction is set to start at the beginning of next year.