In the past eighteen months, Distinction Doors has invested over £750,000 in its production facilities at its 86,000 square feet headquarters in South Yorkshire. Gareth Williams, Operations Director at the UK’s number one composite door supplier, commented: “The investment we have made in our production facilities helps us to be more efficient across the board and gives us benefits we can pass on to our customers.”
The investment Distinction has made includes two new CNC machines, which has doubled its capacity. Alongside this, Distinction now has two edge banders so all elements of the production facility have expanded. Rollers and transfer trollies have been installed in the preparation areas to improve organisation and the flow of doors through the department. Further investment is expected and the company is currently looking at automated manual handling systems and conveyors between machines to improve the flow and cut down on manual handling where possible. It all means the company can continue to offer exceptional lead times even as it continues its expansion over the next few years to cement its position at the top of the market.
The production facility is also benefiting from a new extraction unit. The unit includes an extraction-on-demand system, which constantly monitors machine use and only powers up when machines are running, rather than operating continuously. Gareth comments: “The extraction-on-demand installation will help us make significant energy savings – in fact, we believe we will have recovered its cost in less than 18 months, not to mention helping us meet our environmental commitment.”
Gareth concludes: “Delivering a top quality door efficiently is at the heart of our offering to customers. Our investment means we can continue to do this not only now but in the future too.” Distinction Doors’ set up is state-of-the-art, as you’d expect from the tried, tested and trusted industry leader.