Published On: Fri, Oct 14th, 2022

Reynaers makes significant investment at UK HQ to future proof the business

Having seen significant growth in recent years, Birmingham-based specialist aluminium profile company, Reynaers Aluminium UK, has invested several million pounds in the extension of its UK headquarters to optimise lead times and to future-proof the business in line with its growth strategy.  

Work on the project began in July 2021 and successfully reached completion in June 2022, which now brings the warehouse space to 95,000 ft² and means that Reynaers can now hold approximately 40% additional stock to suit its customers’ changing requirements for aluminium windows, doors and façades. Enhancements to the site will also help to improve the thermal performance of the building and contribute towards Reynaers’ ambitious sustainability targets.

Director of Technical Services John McComb, said: “We had always planned to extend our building, but brought those plans forward by around three years due to substantial continued growth. We don’t generally sit still as a business, particularly when it comes to improving our products and service to customers.  Whether they are operating in the domestic or commercial sector, we make every effort to ensure that we support customers as much as we can from initial enquiry, through design, specification and project build.  We accept that a key part of this service is managing customer expectations and making sure that we take continual steps to improve our efficiency. 

“The building extension plays a key part in improving efficiency.  It will enable us to boost our warehouse stock bulk and pick faces by seven hundred – an increase of more than 46%. This will help us to reduce our lead times and will future-proof our ability to meet demand in the coming years.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our operational and warehouse teams who were key to making the building extension happen. They ensured that we were able to operate safely and successfully while the work was in progress – a testament to the agility and flexibility of our team.”

In addition to the customer benefits, the extension project has allowed Reynaers to make important improvements in the welfare facilities for its warehouse staff, providing new centrally-located toilets, canteen facilities and a dedicated rest area.  The building now also has the advantage of a covered loading and unloading area to provide shelter to those working in the area and to protect the materials.