Veka Recycling has increased its production space to 20,000ft2 following completion of a project to add a sizeable extension to its existing factory. Signed off in late December, the build contributes to an ongoing investment programme by the company which, to date, totals £6 million.
Veka Recycling moved to Wellingborough, Northamptonshire from Kent at the end of 2018 with ambitions to grow and develop in-house capabilities. Committed to environmental sustainability, the company strives to ‘fight the prejudices against PVC-U in the modern home improvement industry’ by recycling used PVC-U windows and doors, creating materials that can be extruded into new products without compromising quality or performance.
Simon Scholes, managing director at Veka Recycling described the phased approach the company has taken to becoming fit for the future: “Now we have had sufficient time to establish ourselves at the new Wellingborough site, this construction phase is ‘the big push’ to help reach our final phase of investment, due later this year. The financial decisions we have taken are bold but reflect our ethos and commitment to combatting environmental issues – the more we can work to close the gap on PVC-U recycling, the better for everyone across the industry.
“With the public increasingly showing grave concern for the future of our planet, installers and fabricators can with confidence, share the knowledge that used materials are disposed of responsibly, and will give life to new products.”
Alongside increasing capacity, Veka plans to invest more broadly, including purchasing new machinery, and expanding and further upskilling its staff – all as part of an ongoing programme that will span in to 2020.
Simon continued: “By the end of 2020, we will have spent a further £4 million on making Veka Recycling the biggest name in the UK and keeping ‘end of life’ PVC-U out of landfill, while offering a cost-effective alternative to our customers. We want to be fully prepared for whatever the industry is ready to throw at us.”