Clearview National May 2017 - Issue 186 - Page 140

HARDWARE QUARTER OF MILLION POUND INVESTMENT » » PROFILE 22 manufacturer, Kingfisher PVCu Windows and Doors Ltd has invested more than a quarter of a million pounds in new production equipment at its existing factory in Drighlington, near Leeds, West Yorkshire. But, the introduction of the four new manufacturing units that have already been put into the production process, are not part of the major planned development due to be announced later this year. These have been bought and commissioned solely to maintain the quality of the products currently being manufactured from their existing site. Stuart Moss, Production Director with Kingfisher Windows, said: “We have a rolling programme for decommissioning machinery and renewing it prior to it causing quality issues that would impact on our end user. These four new machines were simply purchased as part of that rolling programme for Quality Control.” Included in this sizeable investment were two, in-line, four headed Rotox Horizontal welders and an Emmegi Phantomatic M3 CNC machining centre for their PVCu production as well as a Biesse Rov