Lincoln based Sternfenster reports that it has invested over £4million this year, in line with what it says is its commitment to constantly improve customer support, streamline production, further reduce lead times and add more product choice for its trade customers.
A substantial part of the investment was directed at a brand new, dedicated aluminium window and door factory, due to open in November. According to Sternfenster, the plant is a response to the booming demand for aluminium products, and will house state-of-the-art production lines and a powder-coating facility acquired by the fabricator earlier this year. When completed, the factory will provide an additional 25,000ft2 of manufacturing space on top of the existing 80,000ft2, as well 11,000 ft2 of ‘ultra-modern’ office space.
“One of our main objectives this year has been to lay the foundations for future growth,” explained Sternfenster MD, Mike Parczuk. “We’ve made major investments to both expand and streamline our operations, including bringing services like powder-coating for aluminium in-house to cut costs and deliver quicker lead times to our trade customers.”
So far, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the company’s already extensive product portfolio. StyleLine FS, the latest addition to the company’s premium PVC-U StyleLine range, is described as a ‘game-changing product’ that allows installers to earn considerably more on every flush sash job.