Victorian Sliders expands foiling capacity

Sash window experts, Victorian Sliders, has invested a further £250,000 in expanding its foiling operation. The move adds a fourth, state-of-the-art FUX foiling machine to the South Wales firm’s operation, in a climate of increased demand for foiled profiles.

“A year ago, we were foiling 31% of the profiles we produced, but now that’s grown to 33%,” explained Andy Jones, Victorian Sliders’ group managing director. “However, that doesn’t tell the full story, because we’re also now manufacturing drastically more frames than we once were too. In 2019, we were averaging around 1,440 frames a week. In 2021, we’re averaging over 500 frames every day – which means we’ve got a lot more foiling to do.

“By the end of 2021, we intend to spend over £3m in capital investment – and we’ve spent around £1m of that already, refitting and expanding our regional depots into modern sales offices. Over the next twelve months, we want to increase our sealed unit capacity, and plan to purchase another automated line and a second toughening plant, which will be larger than the one we have already.

“We’ll also be significantly expanding our extrusion capacity, adding four more extrusion lines to make 11 in total. It’s all part of our long-standing commitment to futureproofing the business, and bringing outstanding sash window products to thousands more installers around the country at the most competitive price.” For more information, visit www.victoriansliders.co.uk or call 01269 846 200.