The future is clear for Crystal Doors

Date published: 06 December 2012

A Rochdale company has benefited from a £126,000 government grant to increase its door making production at its factory on Transpennine Trading Estate, Rochdale.

Crystal Doors who specialise in vinyl door manufacture relocated to their new factory in Rochdale 18 months ago, Richard Hagen, Managing Director, said:“Securing the government grant has allowed us to buy new profiling machinery with software, tooling, upgrades and modifications. This now means the company has been able to introduce greater manufacturing turnaround times. The contribution has allowed us to take a huge step forward in the competitive market place”.

The company was assisted by the Rochdale Development Agency and is now in a position to expand sales and workforce, including looking at the potential to increase the level of exports. The company is also committed to training and research and has recently received a grant of £8,000 towards training and development from the Manufacturing Advisory Service.

Crystal Doors aim to make sure that their doors achieve the highest environmental standards. They are also committed to recycling over 99% of the waste they produce and have worked closely with Groundwork Trust to meet these recycling targets.

Richard recently invited Jim Taylor Rochdale Council Chief Executive, John Hudson CEO of Rochdale Development Agency and Julie Evans Business Development Manager (RDA) for a tour of the new facility.

Jim Taylor said: “It was really pleasing to see this significant new investment and meet the people behind this growing business. It shows that quality manufacturing is still thriving in Rochdale”..”

John Hudson commented: “Crystal Doors typifies how many small and medium sized companies have the potential to grow with the right drive and ambition and a little support and encouragement along the way”.

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