2016 proved to bethe best year ever for Yorkshire-based aluminium window, door and curtain wall systems manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, according to Managing Director Mark Wadsworth.
"The strength of the UK construction industry was borne out at Senior, with 2016 proving our busiest year to date. At our financial year end in June, sales were up 11% on 2015 at £27.2 million. Since then sales have increased month on month, as demand for our innovative PURe® glazing system, flexible SF52 curtain wall and elegant Ali FOLD bifolding doors continued to soar.
"Based on the increased demand for our innovative new products over the last 6 months, plus recent significant contract wins at a very high strategic level, we are expecting a growth rate of around 10% for the next financial year. This growth rate is way ahead of the industry average, but we are so confident in the performance of our new products that we are investing heavily to meet forecast demand.
"Expansion plans include a new warehouse for our Newport branch to open in January, further investment in our PURe® line to add to the recently installed polyurethane injection system, an additional polyamide rolling machine which will allow us to nearly double our rolling capacity, plus seven new Mercedes Actros HGVs to join our delivery fleet in 2017. This will ensure we have the production capacity, stock levels and transportation to ensure fast delivery times and maintain our reputation for outstanding customer service as demand increases."