One of the UK’s most prominent trade fabricators, Wellingborough based Astraseal, has kicked off 2016 with a £300k machinery investment. The uPVC and aluminium fabricator have installed a new CNC machine, increasing their composite and fire door capacity from 150 to 250 doors per week, and have acquired another wrapping machine to vacuum pack the finished product.

Marketing manager Zac Nedimovic comments: “The new CNC has been specifically designed for composite doors and will enable us to manufacture more efficiently than ever before. It’s a double bed machine, so we can work on two doors at the same time, and incorporates specially designed saws that cut the glazing cassette holes with incredible speed and precision. As well as improving the quality of the finished product, the saw means we will produce less wastage, which is another key benefit.”

Astraseal’s recent investment is part of a longer term strategy to firmly cement their position as one of the biggest trade suppliers in the UK. The company has invested around £3m in the business over the last two years, increasing their capacity to 4,000 frames per week.

“Astraseal have grown steadily since our inception back in 1979 and the recent round of investments means we have the tools in place to continue our evolution into the future,” Zac comments. “Composite doors are a big part of what we do, and the new CNC means we can meet ever increasing customer demand and continue to grow this area of the business.”

Astraseal’s composite doors are made with the Nan Ya slab set in either a REHAU S706 or Eurocell Eurologik outerframe. They come equipped with the Winkhaus 2 claw STV2 Cobra lock and a choice of modern and traditional hardware. For clients that want something a little bit different from their composite door, Astraseal offer the Memphis Collection. Influenced by the Memphis Group, an Italian design and architecture group that specialised in exotic and often flamboyant designs, the Memphis Collection combines modern stainless steel handles with a choice of stunning glass designs and unlimited colour options to create some of the most modern looking doors available on the market today. Astraseal also offer 30 and 60 minute fire doors made with the Nan Ya slab and Winkhaus Eco-frame outerframe.

Operating from a 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Wellingborough, Astraseal are one of the largest window, door and conservatory fabricators in the UK. The company manufactures a comprehensive product range in REHAU and Synseal PVC-u; and Smarts and Reynaers aluminium. They also produce all sealed units in-house and have an in-house colour coating facility.

For more information call Astraseal on 01933 227233 or visit www.astraseal.co.uk