This is a sponsored article by REAL Aluminium

In little more than 18 months, REAL Aluminium has become not only one of the industry’s fastest-growing brands but also one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers of Smart Systems’ aluminium products – in fact, sales of its windows, doors and lantern roofs have grown by more than 300%.

Now, this phenomenal demand has led parent company Customade Group to invest £250,000 in a new 23,000ft2 factory to ramp up aluminium window production by 60%. This substantial investment will cement REAL Aluminium’s position as a leading force in the supply of aluminium and enable the company to comfortably satisfy future demand.

The new production facility at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, will increase REAL Aluminium’s production space significantly, bringing it to 75,000 ft2 in total. The new space will allow REAL Aluminium to boost window production to 800 frames per week, while capacity for aluminium bi-folding doors will increase to 300 doors per week.

The £250,000 investment in plant and machinery will not only sustain REAL Aluminium’s remarkable growth but also create 40 new jobs for local people.

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Nick Gibbons, chief operating officer at Customade Group, explains the reasons behind the investment: “REAL Aluminium was a true step change for the industry and we’re excited by how it has achieved such rapid growth in a short period of time. Aluminium is dominant in the industry and consumer desire for it is showing no signs of slowing down. The number of installers offering aluminium has risen by more than 40% in the last five years and demand for products like sliding and bi-folding doors is predicted to rise once again in 2018.

“REAL Aluminium has outperformed all forecasts and this investment into new factory space and machinery was an important strategic development for the future growth of the brand. It will enable us to build significantly on our capacity and supply products that help customers to easily take advantage of the continued demand for aluminium.

“Market intelligence tells us that there is a very strong future ahead for aluminium and we’re delighted to be investing in our capability and creating a number of new jobs for people. One thing we can be sure of is that 2018 is going to be another big year for REAL Aluminium.”

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