TWR Bifolds is celebrating its best year ever in business, with the company set to end 2016 30% up on the previous year.
Directors at the company have come on record as saying that the positive growth figures have been down its launch of new products; and unprecedented sales of its aluminium bi-folding doors.
In 2016 the family run firm also opened a new 25,000 sq ft factory, launched three new products and hit record manufacturing volumes – culminating in its best financial year to date.
The new 25,000 sq ft factory in Peterlee, County Durham, is one of the biggest dedicated bi-fold door operations in the UK; and runs alongside its long-standing headquarters in Sunderland.
The factory has been fitted out with hundreds of thousands of pounds’ worth of state of the art machinery required for the production of aluminium bi-fold doors and aluminium frame bending.
Earlier this year, TWR also rolled out its fast-track colour service – a first for the industry. It means installers can get aluminium bi-folds in any RAL colour delivered in just 3 days, subject to an order form being completed and a deposit paid.
TWR has also launched a raft of new products in 2016. These include WarmCore, a high-performance system from Synseal that is aimed at the high-end entrance door market, and Stratus, Synseal’s aluminium lantern roof system that offers 60% more thermal efficiency than conventional aluminium systems.
The fabricator also announced it will start manufacturing REHAU products in 2017, following increasing demand across the UK for premium PVC-u products.
Reflecting on a busy year for TWR Bifolds, Managing Director Terry Richardson comments: “A combination of high performing products and world-class service has helped our customers capitalise on the high-end entrance door and wider aluminium market, contributing to a strong 2016 for us.
“We have ambitious growth plans for 2017 and we are constantly improving on every aspect of the business to give installers an advantage over the com