Virtuoso Doors has invested in new machinery and rolled out a double shift pattern at its 80,000-square foot site in the North East. The move will enable Virtuoso to ramp up production and further improve on its levels of service and product quality as it enters a phase of rapid growth.

The second shift was introduced to help Virtuoso Doors satisfy a surge of sales orders for its market-leading range of composite doors and door panels and the firm plans to expand the shift and recruit more staff as it prepares for another period of high-volume output later in the year.

Virtuoso has also invested in an additional SCM CNC router and SCM beam saw to provide extra capacity and ensure that the firm meets demand, whilst maintaining consistently high product quality and short lead times. Following an investment of £1 million over the last three years, the Birtley-based factory is now equipped with state-of-the-art CNC routers, beam saws and edgebanders.

Tony Craggs, Virtuoso Doors’ managing director, says: “When it comes to service, quality and performance, our mission is to be the best in the industry. Last year, we achieved growth of more than 35% and we have ambitious plans for the next 12 months ahead. Our strategy is all about building on that impressive growth, whilst also focusing on quality and system improvements and customer supply performance.

“We will expand our double shift over the coming months and we’ll continue to invest in high quality modern machinery so that our customers can expect the finest quality products and service – all delivered within a dependable timeframe.”

As part of its ongoing development and to underline a firm commitment to constantly invest in quality, service and efficiency, Virtuoso Doors has recently strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of three new managers who will enhance all quality and production processes throughout the business.

Virtuoso Doors is part of Customade Group, which operates nationwide and employs 1100 people in multiple manufacturing sites across the UK. The group also includes REAL Aluminium (aluminium), (Polyframe (PVC-u), Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions (glazed roofs), Hourglass Seal (sealed glass units), Stevenswood Trade Centre (trade counters) and Fineline Aluminium (specialist glazing).