Roof trusses specialist, Pasquill, has invested over £6.7million in its manufacturing plants and design centres over the last five years.
The company has announced that this year £2.5million has been invested in equipment, technology and infrastructure as part of a long-term strategy to improve performance, sustainability and efficiency.
Pasquill’s site in Chorley, Lancashire, is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound redevelopment, delivered via a five-phase plan. The infrastructure works began in November 2018, and Phases one to three will be completed by the end of November 2019.
Included in the three phases are the refurbishment of the cassette and spandrel production buildings, the sawmill building and welfare facilities on site, allowing Pasquill Chorley to increase its capacity by approximately 50%.
The company’s Bodmin site in Cornwall has received an investment of over £200k, which allows for additional storage and yard space, plus a doubling of metalwork room space. The site has also received state-of-the-art equipment, including an AV Birch Uni-roll Posi press machine which will increase output by around 40%.
The equipment replacement programme also continues with over £200k investment for two new semi-automated EC800 single blade saws at Pasquill’s Stoney Stanton and Chorley factories.
Gabriel Prior, Continuous Improvement Director for the OSS Division, said: “We are continuously investing in all our sites across the UK to ensure they are running efficiently and performing at the cutting edge. These investments will allow us to design and manufacture quality products more efficiently, giving our teams the tools to bring our clients’ visions to life.”