Derby manufacturer floats relocation plans after investment

A Derby-based company could be on the lookout for new premises and ten more staff in order to keep up with high demand, following a series of large orders.

WFP Fabrications, a skip manufacturing company, is contemplating moving to larger premises after investing £12,000 in a new overhead crane to keep up with recent order demands.

The new equipment was installed at the beginning of this year in order to prepare the business for peak order season, after it received two large orders for a variety of skips totalling £200,000 in the same month.

Matthew Holmes, managing director of WFP Fabrications, said: “The second overhead crane has really helped to make our line more efficient, as before this investment we we’re being hindered by the wait to use the one overhead crane we owned.

“Now, I’m thinking of looking for a new premise due to growing order demands, as our workshop and storage yard is becoming too small for the growing number of large orders we are receiving from bigger businesses.

“As part of the expansion, I’m thinking of introducing an evening shift and recruiting ten new staff. If the demand from larger businesses keeps up, it could be a great opportunity for us to move and take on even more staff, helping the local economy.”

The new equipment has enabled the team to manufacture more products more quickly, generating up to £4,000 additional profit per week.

The waste management fabrications specialist have seen orders grow for the company’s traditional style containers as well as the new rolled bottom and rolled side roll on off container ranges, which were launched earlier this year.