Award-winning aluminium trade fabricator Fentrade has announced significant investment in its operations to meet growing demand. Chris Reeks, Director of Fentrade, said: “We’re a young business but we’re built on tried and tested foundations – offering the highest standards in every area of our business. I’m delighted to say it’s an approach that’s seeing us win more and more customers, which is why we’re announcing expansion plans.
The first part of the expansion plan is investment in a new manufacturing unit that will double Fentrade’s output capacity. Chris commented: “We’re seeing strong sales growth across all areas of our business. Expanding our manufacturing capability will allow us to maintain our lead times going forward.”
Fentrade is also investing in Window Designer Cloud Pro from First Degree Systems. The software, which is widely recognised as the leading fenestration software solution, will give Fentrade cutting-edge manufacturing and sales functionality. Chris said: “Window Designer Cloud Pro will make life easier for our customers because they can input their order straight into our systems. Once we’ve reviewed it, we can integrate it straight into our production schedule with no need to rekey information. It will streamline operations for everyone.”
Fentrade Ltd is based in Newport, Wales, and works with trade and retail customers throughout Wales and the West and along the M4, M5 and M6 corridors. It partners with renowned industry brands such as AluK and VBH Greenteq and manufactures a full range of aluminium windows, doors, bifolds, inline sliders, GFT commercial screens, shopfronts and curtain walling products from its modern manufacturing facilities. The company is a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building and, as Chris says, prides itself on maintaining the highest standards in every area of its business.
Chris concluded: “This is just the start of a period of expansion for us – watch this space for further updates soon.”
The Fentrade success story is evidence that no matter what the business climate, old fashioned quality and service always win the day.
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