Factory expansion

Conservatory Outlet has completed a 10,000ft2 factory expansion as part of a four-stage manufacturing investment.

The Wakefield-based company began the factory expansion in October 2020 and has used the additional space to implement a new £100,000 distribution centre.

In response to record-breaking order figures over the past 12 months, the introduction of the distribution centre will allow for a higher volume of products to be stored and organised on site in a secure, weather-proof environment. As it continues to carry out over 200 monthly deliveries to home improvement companies across the UK, the expansion will see Conservatory Outlet increase its capacity and output by up to 20% in response to continued high demand.

This follows a series of new machinery investments in late 2020, including the addition of a new ACT Schirmer cutting and routing machine, which has dramatically improved the precision levels and edge quality of Conservatory Outlet’s window profile, the company said. The coming months will see further investments made in the company’s Wakefield manufacturing hub, including a new production line that should be installed before the end of April.

Managing director Michael Giscombe said: “When we unveiled our staged manufacturing investment back in September, we knew that the factory expansion would prove pivotal in ensuring we were able to meet the growing needs of our customers as they continue to see unprecedented levels of success. The new distribution centre will ensure that our teams are not only able to produce a higher volume of products, but crucially will provide the capacity needed to meet our increased delivery targets each week.”