Published On: Tue, Oct 17th, 2023

Apeer adds 50% capacity with half a million investment in machinery

At a time when a lot of companies are still cautious about spending, Apeer, the high quality, contemporary composite door manufacturer, isn’t holding back and is pleased to announce a combined investment of over £500K in a cutting centre, corner cleaner, and foam press. The addition of the latest foam press alone gives the company a further 50% capacity and allows the market-leading 120mm thick Residence Door Collection to have its own dedicated foam press.  

Apeer’s MD Asa McGillian explains why the company has invested so significantly: “The Residence Door Collection has always offered the market something special, but we are constantly looking for more ways to deliver excellence. This latest investment is no different.  The new machinery allows us to grow our portfolio, boost output and fulfil the increasing demand for our ground-breaking 120mm thick, 0.51w/m2k u-value, Passive House Compliant, Residence Door Collection. It also supports our ongoing program of streamlining production to deliver the consistent high quality that our diligent customers have come to expect.  

“We have purchased a Stuga PVC Sawing and Machining Centre that includes a software upgrade, an SCM Accord 25FX CNC Router with tooling and Jumbo Ergo vacuum lifter and jib crane, and an Urban SV-530 CNC corner cleaner. All of which means we now have a total of ten CNCs and three foam presses to ensure we can meet the increasing demand for our unique offering. 

“The collection of new machinery allows us the all-important ability to simultaneously cut both sides of the profile, as well as even greater accuracy, ease of use with advanced software, continued top quality production, and greater flexibility.  

Asa concludes: “The last few years haven’t been easy and that has meant a lot of companies withdrawing from further investment until the market stabilises. However, with more stringent legislation on the horizon, we believe it’s important to continue to invest to keep delivering what our customers need to stay compliant and of course competitive.”