AT Precision is celebrating its fourth anniversary this year, having provided fabricators across the UK with high-quality products and services since 2020.
Having opened its doors during an extremely challenging period plagued by national Covid-19 lockdowns and the subsequent disruptions in the market, the Durham-based company has come on leaps and bounds thanks to several strategic investments and product innovations.
In February 2020, AT Precision started off as a small company manufacturing the Everglide range of bi-fold hardware, such as rollers, guides, hinges and cleats, supplying to around 100 aluminium bi-fold fabricators across the country.
Significant machinery investments over the years have since seen the company grow its product portfolio to include the Everseal range of gaskets, security hardware, window handles, friction stays and PVC infill extrusions, all of which are compatible with major systems, thereby saving customers time and money.
The past 12 months in particular have seen huge growth for AT Precision, with the launch of the company’s own Everglide range of aluminium profile for bi-folds, which, when combined with the rest of its vast product range, creates a complete package of everything needed to manufacture an aluminium bi-fold door – bar the actual glass.
The year also saw the relocation to a new 60,000 square foot factory, significantly ramping up production and creating increased space for finished products ready for distribution, and therefore keeping lead times to a minimum.
The company’s main focus for 2023, however, was sustainability, starting off with a significant investment into an in-house recycling scheme.
Following the purchase of a new £370K extrusion machine, the scheme involves picking up unused uPVC materials from customers, and processing these for use in manufacturing thermal reinforcement bars, and most recently, a new range of uPVC roof laths and joists.
To date, the company has recycled over 100 tonnes of material, a real indication of the commitment of not just AT Precision, but of its customers, to reducing waste.
Sales Director Michael Hewitt comments: “As we celebrate our fourth anniversary, AT Precision reflects on a journey marked by resilience, growth, and unwavering commitment. In the face of unprecedented challenges, we’ve not only weathered the storm, but emerged stronger.
“We’ve come extremely far since the dark days of early 2020, and our success is a testament to strategic investments, innovative products, and most importantly, the trust of our customers.
“As we look to the future, our focus on sustainability underscores our dedication to making a positive impact. With a new recycling scheme and cutting-edge technology, we’re not just manufacturing quality products, we’re shaping a sustainable legacy.
“Here’s to four years of excellence, and to a future built on innovation, quality, and environmental responsibility.”