Leading aluminium bi-fold hardware supplier AT Precision has invested £110K in new machinery, in a bid to ramp up production and keep up with growing demand.

The Durham-based company has bought in a CNC vertical machining centre, an 8-head tapping machine, as well as three new saws.

Sales Director Michael Hewitt comments: “We’ve seen an increased demand for aluminium products across the board, especially for bi-folds and patio doors, meaning demand for our products has also soared.

“Future proofing the business by investing in new machinery is a vital step in meeting this demand and continuing to deliver the best quality products our customers are used to, matched with excellent service and competitive lead times.”

Serving to over 100 fabricators across the country, AT Precision manufactures the Everglide range of bi-fold hardware, which includes rollers, top guides, pull handles, hinges, cleats and shootbolt handles, as well as the Everseal range of wedge, captive, flipper and bubble gaskets.

Both ranges are compatible with all major systems, and because they’re manufactured in-house, come at a very affordable rate.

The new suite of machinery is the latest in a series of investments at AT Precision, following the addition of plastic ancillaries, espagnolette window handles, security hardware, as well as aluminium profile, to its wide range.

Michael concludes: “As a leading aluminium bi-fold hardware manufacturer, we pride ourselves on being a reliable supplier that fabricators can trust, and so it’s vital that we’re able to keep up with customer demand.

“Buying in a host of new machinery will significantly boost our production speed and capacity to allow us to do just that, and has been an extremely worthwhile investment.”

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