Aqualux invests in new Midlands production facility

Aqualux is driving business forward as Arbonia Forster-Holding AG invests £450,000 in a new 35,000 sq ft facility that will transfer its production and assembly operations to a second West Midlands-based site.

The UK’s leading manufacturer of bath screens and shower enclosures is moving up to 100 staff and production from its headquarters in Wednesbury to new premises just a few miles away in Aldridge, reinforcing its continued commitment to manufacturing in the Midlands.

Distribution will continue from Wednesbury, creating a more effective and efficient space for storing and distributing finished stock at its location next to Junction 9 of the M6.

The move is part of Aqualux’s continued investment in improving customer service and flexibility that will also see the very latest computer software being installed to further enhance service levels in early 2009.

James Cadman, managing director, commented: “Aqualux has its roots firmly in the Midlands and as we expand we want to retain and maintain the skills and experience that comes with being within the heart of British manufacturing.

“With the introduction of Lean Production Techniques, this fantastic new facility will streamline and improve our business performance and will allow us to grow further as a company.

“In a challenging consumer market, we are continuing to invest in our products and services and demonstrate our long-term commitment to the market to maintain our position as the leading manufacturer of shower enclosures and bath screens.”

Aqualux is also introducing the latest Customer Relations Management software to improve communication between on and off site support staff and customers.

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