Investment helps ramp up aluminium capacity

CMS Window Systems says it has more than doubled production capacity for aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling following a £500,000 investment programme in “next generation” machinery and personnel.

The investment includes the commissioning of Scotland’s first Emmegi Quadra L2, an 18-axis CNC machining centre for milling, drilling and cutting aluminium profiles.

In addition to new machinery, the firm is also expanding its on-site installation teams and said the investment programme allows for changes to the management and supervisory structure within the aluminium factory.

David Ritchie, CEO of CMS Window Systems said, “Our latest investment in our aluminium division will help us strengthen our position at the forefront of the market, and provide solutions for a greater range of commercial, public sector and residential projects. For example, one of our first customers to benefit is the developer of a luxury residential scheme in Edinburgh, for which we have been appointed to manufacture a number of 3m x 3m aluminium sliding doors. The Quadra L2 accommodates these with ease thanks to its ability to handle greater profile sizes.

“We have excellent capacity right across our business thanks to our long term production planning, with our aluminium division expansion coming on the back of the opening of our new doors factory in Kirkcaldy, which is already producing 150 doorsets every week. The market for high quality windows, doors and curtain walling remains strong and we look forward to growing further as a result of our latest investment.”