Shepley completes a year programme of investment

Trade fabricator, Shepley, has completed a 12-month planned investment programme across the business including the factory, transport and IT.

The investment of more than £1million is said to be key to Shepley’s continuous improvement plan to provide customers even greater product choice on standard lead times, superior finish and the service they need to compete in a tighter market.

A newly optimised factory layout has provided the best flow for a total of 12 new machines. This includes two quad welders and eight custom designed high-speed welders, as well as a corner cleaner and a wrapping machine.

In transport, Shepley has upgraded and expanded its fleet with three new large artic truck trailers, two trailers, two lorries, and two vans, all incorporating the newly designed livery.

Investment in IT has created a unique window and door online ordering system that is tailored to the requirements of Shepley customers and a full virtual server to provide a faster, seamless ordering process that is available 24/7. Shepley’s portal system has also been updated with more marketing and technical support for installers and trade counters.

Ian Griffiths, managing director at Shepley Windows, said: “Now our 12-month investment programme is complete, the offering to installation companies has never been better. We understand the wide range of product and options needed, which is why we upgraded and improved every touch point for customers across order, manufacture, and delivery of Shepley’s wide range of products to give window installation companies the edge over their competition.

“Great quality is key for our customers. For example, our custom designed welders are designed to provide an enhanced quality joint detail across our whole range of casement and flush sash PVC-U windows and doors in 25 colour options from natural wood foils to smooth foiled finishes.

“From final quality check, products are immediately loaded onto our specially fitted trucks for delivery. This streamlined process means products are never stacked or stored, arriving in top condition ready for fitting.

“Supporting customers is our top priority for Shepley, and this completed investment programme gives increasing sales and margin opportunities for our installer partners.”

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