Leeds, West Yorkshire (PRWEB UK) 27 February 2013
Platinum Stairlifts, an award-winning stairlift manufacturer based in the North of England, has announced plans to develop a new £2 million head office and factory premises at Crosshills Business Park in Keighley, West Yorkshire. The new 40,000-sq-ft development will consolidate three separate manufacturing operations under one roof, and will enable the company to increase efficiency, improve on productivity, and expand on its international operations.
Commenting on the development, David Forsyth, Managing Director of Platinum Stairlifts said: “Platinum’s new head offices and factory will offer an innovative space to develop, build and test our products. In recent years, we have invested heavily in product development, customer service and delivery response times. By bringing all our operations under one roof, we will be in a fantastic position to increase efficiency and improve productivity.”
Platinum’s new factory, for which planning permission has already been granted, is anticipated to start on site in spring 2013, and is due to be completed within the year. The overall development cost of the works will be in the region of £1.2 to £2 million. Crosshills Business Park, where the company is already operating from, provides excellent transport links to Bradford, Leeds and Manchester, and easy access to the UK’s major motorway networks. The area also provides Platinum with good connections to suppliers and skilled local labour.
The new premises will be designed to house Platinum’s expanding business and growing workforce. The development is a reflection on the burgeoning International demand for Platinum’s stairlift products across Europe, America, Asia, Australia and Africa.
David Forsyth continues: “Over the last few years, we have witnessed a tremendous increase in new business and partnership opportunities worldwide. We are currently experiencing a rapid expansion of growth and this development will place the company in an even stronger position to compete on an International scale.”
Platinum’s strategy is to expand its operations globally. The new factory will accommodate a major new deal already secured with an international online mobility re-seller. As part of this new deal, Platinum has been commissioned to supply 200 stairlifts, including 100 straight stairlifts and 100 curved stairlifts.
Platinum Stairlifts was established in 1996, and today is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of custom built stairlifts for the domestic market. The company is renowned for its expertise, quality, and award-winning products. Having formerly specialised in the design and manufacture of curved stairlifts, Platinum recently developed a new straight stairlift – The Platinum Horizon Straight – which is due to hit the marketplace.
Platinum markets its product via an International network of authorised stairlift dealers. The company is the only manufacturer of stairlifts in the UK, which does not compete directly with its dealer network.
For more information about Platinum Stairlifts please contact a member of the team on 01535 631 177, email enquiries(at)platinumstairlifts(dot)com or visit http://www.platinumstairlifts.com/