Cotswold invests in capacity uplift programme

Cotswold Architectural Products will roll out a major production improvement programme in the next few months.

The company has committed to an investment strategy that will allow it to significantly increase its capacity.

The first stage of the programme will be to commission a new EZ stay line – allowing for a rapid increase in capacity for this product.

The EZ easi-clean range of egress stays from Cotswold is one of the firm’s most popular; and General Manager Tim Ferkin says that demand is increasing month on month for the range.

Tim comments: “the investment programme will ready us for an increase in capacity. The economy is growing again; our customers are increasing turnover and we expect to bring on new contracts in the near future. So the new EZ line will allow us to grow this side of the business”.

“Further down the line plans for new equipment and any additional lines when required are well advanced putting us in a very strong position going forward.”

At the start of 2014 Cotswold was acquired by Coventry based Caldwell UK.

Caldwell UK (Caldwell) is part of the American Caldwell Manufacturing group -which is a family owned American based global operation founded in 1888.

Cotswold, which has a 50 strong manufacturing team currently supplies its innovative hardware solutions into 56 countries globally; and in some of the world’s most prestigious buildings.

And as well as being involved in projects worldwide, Cotswold also regularly create bespoke solutions for fabricators across the UK, including some of the industry’s most well-known names such as Polyframe and Safestyle; Metal Technology and Kawneer