Leading trade fabricator Frame Fast (UK) has just expanded its Derby headquarters in a move designed to enhance its already attractive customer offering. As part of the expansion, Frame Fast has invested in £500,000 of machinery and taken on 15 new members of staff. Nigel Leivers, Frame Fast’s Sales Director said, “The expansion means we can now manufacture sealed units in-house. This will give us better quality and reliability and make us an even better partner for our customers.”
The investment in glass machinery allows Frame Fast to manufacture a full range of sealed units in-house, including decorative units, leaded units and units featuring Georgian bars. Nigel says, “We have a strong commitment to quality, so bringing the manufacture in-house helps us meet that commitment. It also makes us more reliable partners because we’ve reduced the supply chain.”
Alongside the investment in glass machinery, Frame Fast has also invested in a new composite door routing machine that will improve quality in its composite door manufacture too.
Frame Fast’s commitment to quality is no idle boast. The company’s quality control department is one of the most sophisticated in the business. It’s equipped with an enhanced testing laboratory that measures the quality, strength and accuracy of every weld as well as the overall aesthetic finish on each product that leaves the warehouse.
Away from the products, a similar commitment is evident in its staff training. Every member of its trade counter staff has an NVQ in customer service and is able to use the latest computer technology to generate on-the-spot quotations and a range of detailed CAD drawings.
The company, which has been trading since 1991, currently manufactures 750 frames a week and has a client base that ranges from small independent window installers and builders to large construction companies, local authorities and housing associations. They offer a comprehensive range of window, door and conservatory products in both PVC-u and aluminium. They are also the first fabricator to offer the new revolutionary modus® range from Eurocell.