Doors and windows specialist unveils new Kirkcaldy factory

CMS Window Systems has officially opened a new 8,500 sq ft factory in Kirkcaldy, which has been tipped to create a number of manufacturing jobs.

The factory will be used for the production of doors. The move comes as David Ritchie takes on the role of CEO at the business, with previous CEO and founder Andy Kerr switching to the new position of deputy chairman. David has spent the past six months as chief operating officer.

CMS said the investment of over £500,000 has also boosted capacity at its recycling plant in the town.

Among the new recruits at the site will be two new apprentices, bringing the total number of Modern Apprenticeships created by CMS to over 100 since the business was founded in 2006.

CMS said the facility will initially produce around 200 PVCu door-sets every week, while its portfolio of products will ultimately include composite doors and fire doors offering 30 or 60 minutes of fire protection. The factory complements the 36,000 sq ft CMS Window Systems base in Cumbernauld.

The Kirkcaldy site was officially opened by David Torrance MSP. He said, “It’s fantastic to see this investment in new manufacturing jobs here in Kirkcaldy and I’m delighted that CMS Window Systems has chosen the town as the location for its new factory. It’s an extremely welcome move which will enable CMS to benefit from a high quality local workforce and Kirkcaldy’s excellent location for serving the whole of Scotland.”

David Ritchie, CEO of CMS Window Systems added, “We’re delighted to be opening our new production facility in Kirkcaldy and providing career opportunities in this area. Our investment strengthens our place in a community that we have been part of for more than a decade as the main window and door partner to Fife Council for its social housing programmes, as well as being involved with many local school building projects and the construction of the Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries.”