Victorian Sliders has taken on 24 more manufacturing staff to cope with continuing high demand for its Ecolide sash window. The company is reportedly entering this year on the back of its most successful 12 months ever. As such, the new employees will help the manufacturer build momentum and ramp up production, as it invests a further £4.2m on top of the £12m+ it has spent over the last five years.
Coming out of last March’s national lockdown, Victorian Sliders saw such enormous demand that it broke its record for the number of frames produced in a week, on several occasions. By the end of the year, the company had registered sales 24.5% higher than 2019. It is predicting another bumper 12 months ahead.
“Despite the huge challenges we and all businesses faced, we saw incredible demand in 2020,” said Andy Jones, group managing director. “As our 24 new manufacturing staff demonstrate, we’re expecting demand to be similarly strong in 2021.
“The Bank of England has just predicted that the UK economy will bounce back strongly in the spring, as we start to see the effects of the mass vaccination rollout. With a question mark still hanging over international travel and foreign holidays, this could bring another very positive summer for fenestration. Thanks to the strategy of far-sighted investment and continuous improvement, Victorian Sliders is excellently positioned to thrive as the market consolidates and more and more fabricators choose to outsource their vertical sliding windows from dedicated VS manufacturers who do not compete with them on other core products.”