In the interest of maintaining its competitive edge, Daval, a leader in quality British-made fitted furniture, has confirmed its first round of investment as complete, in the wake of an extremely successful KBB Birmingham 2018.

For the betterment of both brand and business, Daval dedicated a remarkable £900,000 to boost its UK manufacturing capabilities and subsequently, strengthen the economic development of its local and regional communities too.

LEP, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, assisted Daval and its smart business move with an impressive £88,920 grant to validate and assure their continued prosperity.

Working with public and private sector partners, LEP offered its support and funding with the sole aim for Daval to grow, attract new investment to the region and develop further skills, energy and digital infrastructure to create new employment and business prosperity.

In its 40th year, Daval Furniture has implemented these core growth initiatives to facilitate the installation of new machinery to drive greater production, design and manufacturing. Consequently, Daval’s manufacturing facilities have doubled in size allowing for new technologies to be created to gain more production efficiency and automation in the creation of made-to-order, made-to-measure kitchen and bedroom fitted furniture.

Simon Bodsworth, MD at Daval says: “By combining our machinery and respective software, we have intelligently reduced the time it takes to develop and market any new products we have by almost half! We are able to anticipate and react to changing markets, so that our customers can take advantage of our first-to-market approach.”    

“Ultimately, we are an end-to-end solution which has now successfully removed the need for manual intervention and additional programming. Since roll-out, we have seen a reduction in human error and any need for internal remakes which has increased our customer satisfaction and minimised the costs naturally associated with bespoke furniture.

“From the beginning, we have had invaluable support from Ann Storey, senior economic development officer, and Ramesh Bains, supply chain development lead and SME growth manager of LEP. Their untold expertise, industry knowledge and tailored advice has positively guided us towards a more progressive business arrangement and we can’t wait to see what the future holds,” Simon concludes.