Banbury-based Glazpart is a specialist injection moulding company with extensive experience in the fenestration industry, employing 87 staff at its ISO 9001:2008 certified site, producing millions of mouldings each month. Glazpart has completed a two-year investment programme that has seen a staggering £1m of capital investment in the business leading to increased sales and new markets.

The money invested has been spent across the business, providing state-of-the art capital equipment to ensure high quality levels and rapid turnaround whilst maximising production capacity and capability. All this is on top of driving its commitment to British manufacturing, and designing and manufacturing innovative new products.

The investment has seen: a doubling of the company’s capacity for vacuum foil processing of three dimensional components; the introduction of a state-of-the-art Sodi-tech hole borer alongside spark and wire eroders and the latest Deckel Maho milling machines, all in the company’s modern injection mould manufacturing and maintenance tool room; the installation of an array of the latest, highly-efficient Engels injection moulding machines, ranging from 28t to 220t, fitted with up to six-axis robotic take-offs and fed through the latest energy efficient polymer dryers.

These investments have then been supported with IT and software upgrades, recruitment of an apprentice in the company’s tool room, product innovations such as the new Link-Vent trickle ventilator which has significantly reduced the length of ventilator fitted to windows as required for meeting the Government’s building regulations.

Sales and marketing manager Dean Bradley says: “This investment programme significantly benefits our customers as we strive for ever-higher quality and on-time delivery, whilst investing to manage our future costs.”

The investments will benefit Glazpart’s ventilation, glazing accessories and surface finishing services. Its vacuum foiling capability is one of the largest capacity production lines in Europe, including cill joints, end caps and components as well as conservatory and plastic decking products. The Glazpart tool room is now a state-of-the-art facility with some of the most accurate and fastest equipment available.