The Crystal Clear Group, based in Letchworth in Hertfordshire, has been manufacturing high-quality PVCu windows and doors for commercial and trade customers since 1988. In August this year, CEO Martin Randall decided it was time to upgrade his fabrication machinery to improve efficiency and consistency.
Ignition assisted with the purchase of a Supercut 6 Cutting and Machining Centre from Avantek Machinery. Custom built for the UK PVC-U window industry, the technologically-advanced machining centre will serve to increase output, whilst improving workflow and accuracy.
The new Supercut 6 was financed with a Hire Purchase package as part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), which provides asset backed loans with 12 months interest free.
Martin Randall comments:
“This purchase demonstrates a significant financial investment in our future. The right equipment will go a long way in helping Crystal to streamline the production process. We’ve been using separate machines for cutting and machining for decades. With the need to increase production came the need to increase efficiency without sacrificing quality – and the Supercut delivers both.”
Ignition put the finance in place swiftly, and Avantek was able to deliver the Supercut 6 just two weeks after Martin’s initial enquiry. The new machine is now set up and ready to go, with staff fully trained to operate it.
Martin Randall continues:
“The fact we could have all this within a few short weeks really swung it for me. The move to invest in the new machinery will help us manage the increase in demand we’ve been experiencing over the last few months. We’re excited about the future and ready to rise to the challenge.”