Window Supply Company advances with £multimillion investment in manufacturing power
West Lothian based window and door manufacturer Window Supply Company (WSC) announces the investment of £1.2M in new machinery to be commissioned at a dedicated new 105,000 square foot manufacturing site in central Scotland. The investment will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity by a staggering 250% on top of current volumes.
Pioneers of the Liniar profile in Scotland, WSC was established in March 2019 and has very quickly grown to become the largest and fastest-growing trade manufacturer in Scotland. The latest investments form part of the company’s ambitious growth strategy to expand into new territories and increase their trade customer base currently serviced through their trade counter network.
WSC will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations to a dedicated new facility five times the size of the current plant. In the heart of Scotland’s central belt, the renowned Heartlands site boasts a prominent location next to the M8 motorway with easily accessible transport links to WSC branches in Aberdeen, Bellshill, Dundee, Livingston and Loanhead.
A recruitment drive is in progress as WSC seeks to hire an additional sixty window and door fabricators to support the expansion, this will bring the total employee headcount to over two hundred. Due to the size and scale of the project, relocation will proceed in staged phases over the coming months.
Two new Avantek fully automatic Supercut 6 machining and cutting centres will be installed and commissioned in the initial stages of the relocation. This will take the number of Supercuts at WSC to four all easily accommodated in the 105,000 square foot factory. Working in partnership with Avantek, planning is well underway to optimise the factory footprint to maximise production efficiency and ensure a consistently smooth-running process from the offset.
The move comes at a time when the industry continues to face record levels of demand for energy efficient windows and doors. The continuing increase in market demand has accelerated the company’s already ambitious growth and expansion plans. Duncan Murray CEO comments:
‘Looking back at when we started less than three years ago, it’s incredible to think of the progress we have made, particularly as we have operated for two years under a global pandemic. To continue to expand and service our customers we need the infrastructure and technology in place to future-proof our journey. This £multi-million investment represents our progress to date and will be used as a platform for our continued growth’.
The investment comes after WSC recently announced the appointment of Victorian Sliders co-founder Sarah Starkey as Sales Director – England as the company expands operations South of the border and into Northern England.