Growing through Unprecedented Times
This past year and a half has been a difficult one for everyone, and businesses have been facing enormous challenges as well. In the fenestration industry alone, the lockdowns and resulting supply issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic created unprecedented struggle for businesses to keep up. Alutech Systems was amongst the companies that managed to respond quickly to the challenges.
By implementing stringent company-wide measures to keep staff safe, such as covid safe deliveries, home-working, office bubbles with social distancing, daily temperature checks, hand sanitising stations and mandatory face masks in communal areas, the business was able to continue operating effectively to meet the unprecedented increase in demand. This not only helped our customers stay in business, but also helped fabricators that had been let down by other suppliers, most of whom remained customers on account of the friendly and efficient customer service we offer and great-quality, competitively priced products.
In fact, in the period from September 2019 to June 2021 the business achieved 213% growth! As a result, not only did we retain the jobs of our existing workforce but created more jobs for people that had found themselves out of work because of the pandemic. Since March 2020 our workforce has more than tripled.
In March this year, we were able to add an additional 17,000 sqft of warehousing to our premises, taking our facilities to 62,000 sqft for both aluminium systems and garage door supplies. The new 17,000 sqft facility has aided all parts of the business to further our expansion, specifically housing sectional garage doors and garage door automation. Thus, this allowed aluminium profile systems and roller garage door components to further grow into the existing space, particularly as new products are launched over the coming year, such as our new curved sash and the hotly anticipated new window system.
Finally, as a company we understand the importance of continuing to offer the same support to our customers but in a safe manner so we created some virtual training that could be accessed remotely, to supplement the in-house training we offer. Through virtual training alone, those considering a new supplier of aluminium systems will truly appreciate the ease of fabrication.
Our 8, detailed fabrication videos are all uploaded on our YouTube channel; the penultimate video in the series, and by far the most popular video on our channel, sees our Technical Manager complete the fabrication of a 3-pane aluminium bifold door sample by installing the sashes into the frame!
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If you would like to schedule a safe delivery or get involved in our virtual training, please get in touch on 01924 350110 or email email@example.com.
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