Conservatory Outlet Completes Factory Expansion

Conservatory Outlet has officially completed a 10,000 sq ft factory expansion as part of a four-stage manufacturing investment.

The Wakefield-based company, which produces cutting-edge home improvement products to a UK-wide network of retail partners, began the factory expansion in October 2020 and has used the additional space to implement a new state-of-the-art Distribution Centre.

In response to record-breaking order figures over the past 12 months, the introduction of the Distribution Centre will allow for a higher volume of products to be stored and organised on site in a secure, weather-proof environment. As it continues to carry out over 200 monthly deliveries to home improvement companies across the UK, the expansion will see Conservatory Outlet increase its capacity and output by up to 20% in response to continued high demand.

News of the completed factory expansion comes hot off the heels of a series of new machinery investments in late 2020, including the addition of a new ACT Schirmer Cutting & Routing Machine, which has dramatically improved the precision levels and edge quality of Conservatory Outlet’s window profile. The coming months will see further investments made in the company’s Wakefield manufacturing hub, specifically with the addition of a new production line which is set to be installed before the end of April.

Michael Giscombe, Managing Director at Conservatory Outlet, said: “When we unveiled our staged manufacturing investment back in September, we knew that the factory expansion would prove pivotal in ensuring we were able to meet the growing needs of our customers as they continue to see unprecedented levels of success. The new Distribution Centre will ensure that our teams are not only able to produce a higher volume of products, but crucially will provide the capacity needed to meet our increased delivery targets each week.

“We fully intend to continue investing heavily in our manufacturing base as our customers continue to grow and flourish. As ever, we will continue to explore ways in which we can increase capacity and maintain lead times, and we’re supremely confident that the new production line we’re implementing later this spring will tick both of these boxes.”

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