Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2016

Conservatory roof and bi-fold door supplier are celebrating another year of rapid growth

DSCN1242Leading conservatory roof and bi-fold door supplier Made For Trade are celebrating another successful year of record growth, leading to further expansion in 2015. The continuing success of the company has led to plans to further increase factory space, a growth in staff numbers, new high-tech CNC machinery and saws to aid efficiency, an extra vehicle added to their fleet of delivery vans, a redesigned website and a revamp of marketing.

Managing Director, Bradley Gaunt, explained: “We have proved ourselves to be a force to contend with in the industry and with our loyal customer database increasing on a weekly basis, this year’s changes will allow us to increase productivity. However, this will not be the end of our plans and 2016 should prove to be an exciting year for Made For Trade.”

High demand has seen the company grow by over 38% this year and after the acquisition of two factories in 2014, Made For Trade are looking to secure another premises to start operating in the new year that equates to 45,000 ft2.

New machinery has been installed in the existing factories in order to help deal with the increasing demand for the firm’s best-selling products and help to facilitate further expansion plans. The new 5 axis CNC Elumatec double headed saw has been a welcome addition to the busy conservatory roof factory, allowing the department to become even more efficient. The machine removes the double handling of certain parts to allow for quicker fabrication.

The bi-folds factory has added a second Emmergi CNC door router that gives Made For Trade the capabilities of producing over 120 sets of bi-folding doors a week. In addition, a new 7.5 tonne delivery vehicle has been added to company’s fleet of vans to allow for quicker dispatch times.

The Made For Trade team has also grown, with over 60 people now employed by the company. These additions include two new members to the Accounts office, a Transport Manager to handle delivery schedules, and a Graphic Designer to develop marketing and advertising design.

Due to the increasing demand and interest, Graphic Designer Ian Bousfield gave Made For Trade a dynamic rebranding and introduced a sleeker website to reflect the company’s values. Ian also designed a new brochure for the company’s best-selling Visofold aluminium bi-folding doors.

Ian explained: “With the development and growth of the company, it was necessary to ensure the brand remained fresh and adaptable, with the ability to communicate products effectively. Brand and national recognition are high on the agenda and we have some exciting plans on the horizon.” The company’s rapid growth has seen the database of loyal customers increase to over 900 companies. Made For Trade attribute its rise to their lean and efficient strategy, allowing for significant savings to be made by customers, as well as their ability to offer expert support and service. To find out more about Made For Trade’s products, visit their new website at To request a brochure, email your name, company and postal address to

For roofs call: 01642 610799

For bifolds call: 01642 610798