Scottish window manufacturer invests £500K+ in new facility

Posted on 14 Jun 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer and manufacturer, CMS Window Systems, has significantly expanded its manufacturing operations with the opening of a new 8,500 sqft factory in Kirkcaldy.

The window manufacturer has expanded its operations with the opening of a new 8,500 sqft factory – image courtesy of CMS Window Systems.

Reportedly, the investment of over half a million pounds has also boosted capacity at its long-established recycling plant in the Fife town.

The advanced new factory will be utilised for the production of doors, to add manufacturing capacity as CMS Window Systems experiences record growth fuelled by rising demand from housebuilders, social housing providers, trade customers and main contractors across Scotland and increasingly UK-wide.

A number of new manufacturing jobs are expected to be created, including employing two new apprentices which takes the total number of Modern Apprenticeships created by CMS to more than 100 since the business started in 2006.

The new factory opening comes as CMS Window Systems appoints David Ritchie as its new CEO.

Ritchie takes the helm after six months as chief operating officer in a move that enables previous CEO and business founder, Andy Kerr, to take up a new role as deputy chairman.

The new factory will initially produce around 200 PVCu door-sets a week; its portfolio of products will ultimately include composite doors and fire doors offering 30 or 60 minutes of fire protection.

This new factory complements the main 36,000 sqft CMS Window Systems operation in Cumbernauld, where it manufactures thousands of PVCu and aluminium windows and doors every week. In addition, the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise winning business has also expanded its recycling plant on the Kirkcaldy site.

This has provided additional capacity for processing post-use windows and doors as part of its unique ‘closed loop’ promise which ensures virtually all waste frames, glass and metal hardware from replacement projects and manufacturing is directed away from landfill to be re-used in new products.

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