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Lumi grows with £200k machinery boost

Apeer, creator of the Lumi seamless window system, has invested a further £200,000 in specialised machinery to keep pace with growing demand for its radical innovation.

Lumi was an instant show-stopper when it was launched in May at Grand Designs Live, London, after two years in development and an investment of £500,000. Now, with orders flowing in and a UK-wide installer network almost complete, Apeer is adding a further major investment to strengthen and speed up production.

The Lumi manufacturing process is carried out in a separate production plant at the Ballymena location with a new factory already in the pipeline. The company says the new equipment will enhance the main manufacturing processes and increase efficiency and quality control as well as ensuring the capacity to meet future demand.

Linda Tomb, Marketing Manager for Apeer said “We put a great deal of money into developing Lumi based on our initial market research and we have been delighted with the reaction since the launch. Now that it has earned such acclaim from trade and homeowners alike, we are more than happy to invest in it even further.

“Lumi is our first venture into window manufacture but it is already shaping up to be a significant part of our output. With this additional investment, we are confident we are fully ready to meet the demand that we expect from this exciting project.”

The Lumi system is the latest range from Apeer, which also includes its Traditional, Contemporary and the ultra-contemporary Modo composite door collections.

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New World Developments

Born out of Ace Fixings, which was founded in Ballymena in 1978, the company’s has since become Ireland’s leading composite door supplier. With 25 years of extensive projects to boast of, New World’s growth comes from always putting the customer centre-stage. New World has a purpose-designed manufacturing plant of 60,000 sq ft on a seven acre site and is a major employer in the area with plans to expand further in the next three years. As well as several PVC panel ranges, two composite door ranges have been launched, double rebate Apeer and flush-fit Monno. New World has plans to make Apeer and Monno available online soon. Its successful PanelSpec facility, which has been operating for over three years, allows New World door panels to be specified via the web or interactive CD.

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