Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 72

doorextra Proving Investment Pays off Chigwell Window Centre was formed in early 2014 by Sunny and Ammo Singh and a workforce of two. Based in Hainault, Essex, the company manufactures and installs PVCu and aluminium doors and windows for the domestic and commercial sectors. »»The success of the company came about as a result of a neighbouring firm, Chigwell Construction, with a view for Chigwell Window Centre to supply windows. So impressed was managing director, Dean Floyd, with the service and products being supplied th at instead of continuing the contract he decided to buy the company. The company has since relocated to a 10,000 sq ft premises and invested more than half a million pounds in machinery and vehicles. One of those machines has included a new Supercut 5 from Wegoma, which has allowed Chigwell Window Centre to increase its output to more than 400%. This astronomical rise means they now have a 25-strong workforce and have increased output from between 100-150 windows per week to 500. The new machining centre for PVCu profiles is a high-end machining centre which has been custom built for the UK and Irish window industry. Sunny explains how the acquisition came about: “While we were in the process of purchasing other machinery, we couldn’t find a machining centre that would do exactly what we wanted it to. One of our other suppliers suggested the Supercut so we got in contact with Wegoma to find out more. “We were really impressed when we spoke to the guys. They were friendly, helpful and informative – and we knew very quickly that we had found what we needed. “The Wegoma guys were fantastic. They spent two weeks on site here during the installation, which only took four weeks in total. It was a very smooth process and led to an easy transition from our previous system to the new one. “We couldn’t believe the immediate results – it’s blown us away really! The staff love it and the built-in labelling system has made life so much easier. We were previously using marker pens to label the cuts, but now everything is much better organised and efficient. “In fact we are now in the process of installing a new scanning system and aim to be a paperless company very soon. We just couldn’t be happier with the Supercut 5!” Chigwell Bi-fold Doors & Windows can be contacted at www.chigwellbifolddoors.co.uk or on 020 8500 4900 72 » N OV 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M