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A major investment in a new window machinery will see further growth and employment for Britannia Windows, with the production benefits of the new £275,000 computer controlled Stuga machine shared across the south of England, the company said.

Britannia Windows has been on the acquisition trail in recent years and now has 15 retail outlets.

Managing director Hayden Rushton said that with around 300 employees and a turnover approaching £25 million, the time had now come to further invest in its Clevedon manufacturing plant.

He said: “Our new British-made Stuga machine, incorporating a number of additional hi-tech efficiency features, will further enhance output and quality. It means that we will be in a position to increase capacity from around 1,000 to 1,500 frames per week to meet future demand.”

The company opened a new showroom in Brislington, Bristol, three years ago and its most recent acquisitions have included two more independent retailers in Warminster and Redruth.