Commercial sector expansion

Aldridge-based SHS Products has invested over £100,000 into new equipment, up-skilled its workforce, and recruited a commercial contracts manager as it continues its expansion to deliver glass and balustrade products to the commercial sector, the company has reported.

Focusing on contractors, specifiers, architects and shop fitters, SHS has doubled its output capacity to bring its 15 years of experience designing, manufacturing and installing stainless steel balustrades and glass systems to B2B customers.

Over the last six months, the firm has been gearing up its 30,000ft2 facility and 45 employees with new equipment including CNC cutting machinery, a glass lamination oven, glass cutting tools and general improvements to the shop floor and warehouse facilities.

Rob Gilbert, commercial contracts manager at SHS Products, said: “Our success to date has been based on our bespoke designs, exceptional customer service and innovative approach to online sales. Our products are already market-leading in their design, quality and value-for-money and with our recent investment into equipment and our people, we are now ready for commercial production.”

Ross Worrall, sales director for Atlantic Machinery, which supplied the new equipment, said: “By installing our machinery, SHS has invested in its future and is already reaping the benefits of improved productivity levels; saving the business valuable time and money, and, more importantly, delivering increased quality levels and capacity.”

SHS has supplied products for customers including Marks and Spencer, Barclays, Selfridges and BMW. With its recent investment, it has boosted production capacity to provide guarantee of supply to large-scale contracting projects, the company said.

SHS is already working with a number of contractors on projects including new build residential, retail and office fit out.

“With experience of working alongside main contractors, we understand how to fulfil the most challenging of requirements,” Rob said. “Our in-house team works closely with clients to ensure a smooth handover from specification to installation.”