Debar Make a Move from Design to Manufacturing at new Premises20th March 2018
DEBAR’S MOVE TO MANUFACTURING ENSURES STRONG GROWTH, JOB CREATION AND SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION AT NEW PREMISES.
Debar Bi-fold Hardware are celebrating a move to new premises as they reap the rewards of their efforts, having grown their business exponentially over the last two years. The move comes as a result of diversification into manufacturing, which has not only required significant investment, but the implementation of a planned growth strategy.
Debar Ltd have invested over £500,000 to bring manufacturing in house to produce their own hinges, rollers and guides, using the very latest technology. The company employs over 50 people, doubling its number of employees since 2016, with the move creating 11 jobs to date and further positions being advertised.
Having outgrown their previous premises, which were spread across 5 smaller industrial units, Debar were looking for the opportunity to bring everything under one roof. Concept House provided the ideal the opportunity to combine all of the company functions, from design and manufacture to sales and despatch. The company have signed a ten year lease for the site, a modern, high eaves building, comprising of offices and warehouse space, covering a total of 42,000 sq ft and also includes a dedicated Showroom, meeting rooms and training facility.
Debar worked with manufacturing consultants to professionally floor plan the premises before moving in, to build in Lean Manufacturing principles that will ensure greater production efficiencies. This included designing bays to incorporate new CNC machines to enable even greater throughput in the future and continued expansion. As well as creating new jobs, the new technology has enabled the company to promote staff internally by up-skilling and offering expansive training across all functions, from the CNC machinery, to health and safety, and quality control.