Hot on the heels of the state-of-the-art CNC machine they acquired earlier this year, fast-growing composite door experts Vista have made another substantial investment, this time in a brand new edgebander. Edgebanders are used to apply a uPVC strip around the edge of a composite door, significantly boosting their thermal efficiency, and Vista now have two in their 55,000 square foot factory.
“We recently invested £100k in a new CNC machine, which took our capacity to 1,000 doors per week on a single shift, and the new edgebander increases our productivity even further,” said Managing Director Keith Sadler. “With industry standards such as Document Q, CE Marking and Secured by Design evolving all the time, constant investment is crucial if you want to remain competitive. It’s very expensive for window fabricators to keep up with changes in the composite door sector, which is why we’re starting to see more fabricators outsource their door manufacturing to specialists like Vista. We operate such a lean factory now; many companies find it is actually more cost effective to buy their composite doors in.”
Vista are the exclusive manufacturers of XtremeDoor, the high-performance composite door made with the Nan Ya slab, triple sealed Eurocell outerframe and five point Yale lock. Earlier in the year, Vista were acquired by Eurocell, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, distributors and recyclers of window, door, conservatory and roofline products; and as Keith explains, the buyout means Vista have more resources at their disposal than ever before.
“Eurocell are one of the largest suppliers in the building products industry and being part of the same group has put Vista in a very strong position going forward,” Keith commented. “For instance, Eurocell recently provided us with more vehicles, allowing us to increase the number of deliveries to our trade customers and to Eurocell’s nationwide network of depots. We have further investments in the pipeline, so it is a very exciting period for Vista and our customers.”
Founded in 1995, Vista is a leading manufacturer of composite doors and uPVC panels, with a strong presence in the trade, social housing and RMI markets. The company employs over 100 people and has a turnover of £14m.