Specialist trade fabricator, A Plus Aluminium has opened a new facility in Sandy, Bedfordshire in an investment initially creating 20 jobs with potential to double capacity.
The purchase of the new 20,000 sq.ft manufacturing and storage space, referred to as A Plus Midlands, is part of a long-term, strategic investment plan.
In boosting its manufacturing capabilities, A Plus can capitalise in the growing interest in aluminium and manage increased demand across the country. With its headquarters in Watford, the new premises provides additional capacity for the existing customer base and important access to the northern home counties and across the midlands.
A Plus Midlands is now operational, manufacturing high-quality, bespoke aluminium window and door products for trade residential customers, making use of modern production processes, including three CNC machines. The substantial yard, meanwhile, offers ample storage for stock which ensures a fast turnaround and low lead times.
The site will benefit from additional significant investment over the coming months and more jobs are planned across factory operations, including fabrication.
Jon Palethorpe, joint managing director of A Plus Aluminium, said: “The opening of A Plus Midlands represents a significant step forward. It is part of the future of our company, a foundation for long-term growth and development. The past few years have been tough for everyone, but we are excited to be moving into our new facility and proud to be creating jobs at what is an incredibly challenging time, economically.
“Our aim is that in time each A Plus site will evolve and serve dedicated markets – Watford will focus on our commercial and project clients, near to the southeast and greater London market and with easy access to the road network for our midlands and northern customers, while Sandy will become our core trade residential factory. For now, Watford will remain our central hub, providing a base for our administrative and technical staff.
The expansion also boosts the company’s credential as a reliable supply chain partner. “Our customers are looking for responsive suppliers closer to home,” continues, Jon. “Manufacturing in Britain offers control over every step of the manufacturing process – an important factor in this post-Brexit, post-pandemic economy. In doubling our capacity and expanding our reach, we can respond to customer demands and live up to the highest expectations – delivering exceptional aluminium windows and doors.”
To find out more about A Plus Aluminium and understand how your business can benefit from this investment, please email email@example.com.
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