Double shifts rolled out
Quickslide has announced that it has rolled out double shift patterns throughout its factories, a move that is designed to further improve its service offering, as well as ensure it is best placed to cater for a significant upturn in sales orders for all its market leading products.
Quickslidefirst introduced a double shift working pattern in January 2019 due to demand for its heritage style vertical sliders. The company said this has proved to be highly successful and has enabled it to further enhance its service to trade partners by offering improved lead times, even during particularly busy periods.
Quickslide has expanded the option of double shift patterns to both its aluminium and PVCU casement facilities, giving the company the ability to uplift capacity – factory wide – as and when it is required.
Tom Swallow, sales and marketing director, said: “With a double shift pattern operating in our vertical slider facility, we were able to offer a low-cost three-day express lead time on a selection of our VS products even during our busy summer months. This allowed us not only to sustain a competitive advantage within the wider industry, but also means that we are now well prepared for periods of high-volume output later in the year as well.
“By extending the option of double shifts to our other factories, we are now also very well positioned to respond to the demand for our aluminium offering, which has been bolstered by the ongoing upturn in popularity for aluminium products. Furthermore, should the need arise, we can now significantly increase the output of our new range of Deceuninck PVCU products that were introduced earlier this year, and which include the 2800 Storm Sash casement windows and doors, Slider 24+ sliding patio doors, and Heritage flush sash windows and doors.”