Reorganisation for increased output

A reorganisation at Allan Brothers’ factory in Berwick-upon-Tweed is helping the company to increase volumes and keep pace with the rising demand for its handcrafted timber windows and doors, the company has announced.

Workflow has been transformed within the 6,200m² factory, enabling Allan Brothers to increase output without compromising on the craftsmanship.

The reorganisation is being overseen by Christian Petersen, a production specialist who has joined the Inwido Group company from one of its subsidiaries in Estonia. There, Christian has helped to deliver a 36% increase in output in three years without expanding the workforce, and he hopes to achieve something similar at Allan Brothers.

Factory manager Robert Frost, who is carrying out the implementation, says that the workflow changes have been embraced by the whole team because they are making it so much easier to reach daily production targets.

“Simple things like painting workflow routes in different colours on the factory floor and relocating my office in the heart of the factory have had an almost instant effect,” Robert said. “We can see already how further improvements can be made as well, without impacting on the core quality strengths which have always characterised the factory.”

The company said it is poised for a significant period of expansion during 2018 with new product ranges and new service initiatives to be announced soon.