£200K investment

Allan Brothers has invested around £200,000 in new machinery, alongside its campaign to encourage more trade buyers to add timber windows and doors to their product portfolios,
This is designed to enable the company to increase volumes and reduce lead times, while guaranteeing the craftsmanship and quality it has maintained since 1811.

The showpiece of the investment is a twin-bed SCM five-axis CNC router with associated tooling, which has been installed at Allan Brothers’ Berwick-upon-Tweed factory. This is being used to profile all the products in Allan Brothers’ extensive timber door range, as well as the arched heads, which are an option on its windows and doors.

The router replaces a single-bed three-axis machine, which had been in place previously, and brings with it greater flexibility thanks to the five-axes. It also offers faster throughput because the twin bed enables it to be tandem loaded, with one side being machined while the other side is being loaded or unloaded.

Wolfgang Gorner, group sales director at Allan Brothers, said: “As a bespoke manufacturer, our priority was to choose a machine where the emphasis is on precision but also flexibility. With a five-axis router like this, we can continue to offer customers a huge product range and the opportunity to personalise their doors however they choose, but we can also guarantee consistent quality and faster turnaround times.”