Luton move secures supply chain for major projects
Waverley, the shading and acoustic solutions expert, has doubled production capacity for blinds and curtain track systems by relocating to larger premises in Luton.
Operations Director, Bruce James says:
“In just five years, we had outgrown our premises and needed somewhere bigger to help us meet our growth plans. Relocating on the same trading estate is the perfect solution; it enables us to have the space we need, retain all our existing employees and minimise disruption during the transition.”
The move responds to an increasing demand for interior shading in the commercial sector where Waverley are winning more major projects. This, in turn, drives the demand for a high-volume production facility.
As well as manufacturing its own ShadeTech range, Waverley is an accredited fabricator for other leading commercial blind systems, including Lutron (motorised roller blinds and curtain tracks), QMotion (battery operated and motorised roller blinds) and Silent Gliss (curtain track systems). High performance solar shading is increasingly specified for commercial, public sector and hospitality premises to improve sustainability, energy efficiency and occupant wellbeing.
Given Brexit import issues and longer lead times from foreign manufacturers, Waverley also knows that securing more UK production capacity will give specifiers and contractors confidence in the supply chain.
All production staff have moved to the new factory and the company expects to recruit additional employees to meet the growing demand.
The fully refurbished warehouse and offices provide much better facilities for staff and the streamlined layout facilitates an even safer working environment. All scrap materials are also recycled as the company works towards net zero emissions in line with its involvement in the government’s SME Climate Commitment.
Hero picture: Waverley directors outside the new facility (L-R) John James, Bruce James, Daniel James and Frazer James.