Oldham based trade fabricator Gemini UPVC Ltd recently celebrated two important milestones with a factory Open Day event on 22nd July: Twenty years in business, and one year since the company opted to switch to VEKA's Matrix 70mm fully sculptured system, a decision that has helped increase the company's weekly window output from 200 to 300 within that period. The company attracted existing and potential new customers to a very successful Open Day which featured special prizes and VEKA's impressive Big Rig mobile exhibition unit.
Founded in 1985, Gemini UPVC Ltd is now run by brothers Paul & Michael Griffiths, who joined their father and original co-founder Robert Griffiths as board directors a few years ago. The decision to change PVC-u supplier came at a time when Gemini was already on the cusp of significant growth following its move to a new 9000 sq ft factory double the size of its previous site. However, switching to VEKA also made a big difference, says Michael Griffiths:
"It is simply one of the best decisions we made and has brought us quite a bit of new business. We work very well with VEKA and they support us a great deal. With their help, and that of a consultant we have recently employed, we anticipate that we will be able to extend our output to 500 frames per week within the next 12 to 18 months."
The Open Day was well attended and the special events organised by Gemini proved very popular, which including the opportunity to try a racing car simulator, with prizes being given for the best performance on the day. Invitees were originally sent a jigsaw piece which, if it fitted a space missing in the puzzle held by Gemini at the Open Day, won a weekend break for two. Attendees were also able to learn everything they need to know about VEKA products from the company's Big Rig touring exhibition unit, which attracted a great deal of interest throughout the day.
In addition to its move to new factory premises, Gemini has also made a number of other important recent investments. A Stuga Eco-Line CNC prepping centre has boosted manufacturing capacity, whilst a new Business Micros Evolution package has synchronised order processing, production and delivery.