Published On: Tue, Jul 24th, 2018

Walthamstow window and door manufacturer relocates with support from HSBC

A Walthamstow business which manufactures windows, doors and conservatories has relocated to bigger premises and purchased new state-of-the-art equipment after securing a seven-figure funding package from HSBC. Keepout, which was established by Abraham Hoffman in 2008, previously operated from an office in Haringey which it soon outgrew. The HSBC funding has allowed the business to move to a 7,500 square foot space in Leyton Industrial Village. Since moving, Keepout has employed four more colleagues, adding to its existing eight-strong team of skilled master fitters, in turn supporting the local economy.

New industrial machines have also been acquired with the funding, which will contribute to improvements in productivity and capability, signalling further growth for the company. Equipment includes an industrial-sized precision saw to cut through glass, coupled with an industrial welder to help speed up the process of moulding materials together to assemble windows and doors. The new machines are expected to increase productivity by 40%. Russel Marchant, HSBC’s Area Director for East London said: “Keepout continues to go from strength-to-strength and is fast becoming a household name in the city. We are delighted to have been able to support this local business in employing more staff, improving their machinery and relocating to bigger, better premises. The team has a great future ahead of them and we can’t wait to see what’s next in store for the business.”

Abraham Hoffmann, Director at Keepout, added: “Over the past few years, we have grown from humble beginnings to becoming one of London’s well-known premier double-glazing companies. Thanks to this funding from HSBC, and the support from our Relationship Manager Amran Miah, we have been able to increase our workforce and continue to manufacture our windows in-house and with an improved productivity rate, in turn ensuring the best quality double glazing products for our clients.” Since its inception, Keepout has been involved in a number of small and large-scale projects across the city. Such projects have included sourcing and fitting double glazing PVC-U windows at the newly refurbished Technology House for client Landcore Development amongst many others.