Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 50

DOORS&WINDOWS Producing Products for a Growing Trend If there was an unrivalled testimonial to the way the market has seen huge growth of coloured products for the building and homeowner markets, it is that of how Yorkshire based, PVCu, glass and metal colour coating providers Kolorseal has more recently had to acquire and relocate to larger premises to enable them to expand its operation and cater for the current and continuing growth of demand for coloured products. »»KOLORSEAL, NOW IN ITS 12TH year of trading, has seen growth year-on-year since establishing the business and over the last few years with the highly publicised offer of coloured improvement glazing products, the company has continued to reinvest and develop its productivity, eventually taking the decision to move and relocate; making it one of the largest investments the company has undertaken to date. Managing director, Debbie Hendry, takes up the story and talks to Clearview about the decision to make the move and how she feels this cements the future for Kolorseal in continuing to offer high quality products and efficient service. “Kolorseal was one of the original pioneers in promoting colour coated glazing products for the industry, and this is still the case today. Colour is one of possibly, the fastest growing sectors of the window and conservatory market currently, and demand for colour products continues to grow as consumers seek more and more individuality for their homes. “Our business has been built on colouring products, but when we first started to experience this phenomenon from end-users demanding building and glazing products in colour schemes other than white, it was evident that the demand was going to continue to grow and we needed to build on our current business to offer services and products that could meet this unprecedented shift. “Continuing higher demand for the services we offer has inevitably put a strain on our efficiencies within the business, and although this had never impacted on our customers, it was clear to us as a business that we needed to look at improving efficiencies of our production flow to support this demand. ‘we know that the move will cement our future for the company’ “The business moved to its new premises on 1st February, this year. The new site, which is located within one mile from our original site, took the business months to implement with a price tag of over £100,000. “Being independently owned this has been a big deal to us, but we know that the move will cement our future for the company, our employees and customers, giving us the capabilities to cater for demands in trends and the development of more modern buildings and homes. “The new site has been structured in order to increase production efficiencies, and houses three much larger spray booths and drying facilities to cater for both larger products and higher volumes of products. “With the introduction of the new facilities, we are in a position to take on further capacity for new customers and new markets. New space and machinery has been implemented to allow for better production flow throughout the process.” Debbie adds. Kolorseal colour a wide range of building and glazing products including; frames, doors, composite doors, roofs and rooflines, but also offer a bespoke colour coating on glass, wood and metal. Debbie continues: “The business has always provided a standard seven day turn-round on all our coated products and this continues to stand as an industry ‘norm’. However, it is also possible for us to accommodate ‘urgent’ jobs when needed for customers who are experiencing problems. “We are conscious that during the move, some of our customers were slightly affected by our policy to ensure a seven day turnaround, and we wish to thank all those who may have experienced any issues and let them know that we are now ‘back on track’ and looking forward to working with them on the many coloured projects.” The new site also accommodates Kolorseal’s one-stop trade centre, which offers a well stocked range of value products, with a nationwide delivery. Contact Kolorseal on 01924 454856 www.kolorseal.co.uk www.clearview-uk.com 50 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M