Clearview National October 2018 - Issue 203 - Page 58

SEVENTHINGS... Seven things you didn’t know about… 1. We employed just four members of staff when we started out in 1998… today we’re a much bigger team of 70. We’re pleased to report that a number of our original staff are still with the business today, thanks in part to our commitment to developing our employees. Currently, three members of the Morley team are embarking on NVQs with the help of North Lancs Training Group, completing NVQs in Glass Processing and Business Administration. 2. Our 58-metre long sealed unit production line was the first Best Makina fully-automated sealed unit assembly line to be installed in the UK and arrived in Leeds with a vehicle escort from Turkey. We were so impressed with the quality and efficiency of the equipment that we’ve now invested in a second line to further enhance our capacity and meet customer demand for our popular product range. This means we can manufacture 3,000 sealed units a week, 80% of which are supplied with Uni-Blinds® integral blinds in them. 3. The Renault Master vans we operate will each clock up to 100,000 miles every year delivering integral blinds and standard double-glazed sealed units to customers. In total, our exclusive fleet of Renault trucks numbers 26 vehicles, including a 3.5 tonne Masters panel van, equipped with specialist glass transport systems that include exterior roof racks and side racks, and internal glass frame racking. We are proud to be able to deliver nationwide, from Elgin to Port Isaac, as well as to customers in the Channel Islands and in France. 58 » OCT 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M 4. Our current factory is the fourth premises we’ve had in 20 years. Moving to new premises allowed us to work more efficiently, invest in new machinery, improve our showroom and take on more staff. Located at Leeds 27 Industrial Estate just off the M62, it is the largest factory in the world manufacturing integral blinds into insulating glass units and enables us to stock £1,000,000 of ScreenLine® components – the largest in Europe - and most parts can be supplied within 24 hours.