It’s been a busy six months for leading supplier of added value building products for the home, ODL Europe. Mere weeks after of launching its Built in Blind, the company gained EN 1279 Parts 2/3/6, through its investment in Insulated Glass Unit production equipment, allowing lead times of just 10 days. Investment is very much the name of the game for other areas of the business too, with a new injection moulding machine recently installed to further improve efficiencies in cassette production.
The Liverpool facility recently took delivery of a Haitian 550 tonne injection moulding machine. This follows the purchase of 800 tonne model in 2014 and is supported by investment in training in order to provide more cycle time improvements. Mark Towers, Managing Director at ODL Europe explains: “ODL Europe has been trading successfully for more than 12 years now, and key to that has been constant investment.
“This was even the case during the recession, where we recognised the potential growth area for doors in retail, and so developed and improved the aesthetics of the cassettes, leading to the patented and very popular TriSys system. More recently we invested in the development and launch of the Built in Blind to help add value for fabricators and installers, but with over 40 cassettes styles in our range, which we believe to be the widest in the UK, this is still a very important part of our business.
“With more and more cassette customers every day, and the launch of a new range in the Spotlight Collection, it was the logical next step for us to further improve our efficiencies to continue to stay ahead of demand. We pride ourselves on being a forward thinking, self-sufficient company, and investment is vital to this ethos, to benefit of the business; its prospects for employees; the door, window and glazing industry; and the local area.”
If you would like more information about ODL Europe call: 0151 933 0299 or visit: www.odleurope.com