Investment to open doors for manufacturer as revenues hit new record

An independent Leeds-based national luxury door and window manufacturer has seen another record year with turnover hitting around £31m.

Family-owned Express Bi-Folding Doors is now set to invest another £1.65m into its Leeds site, new Weybridge showroom in Surrey and digital infrastructure.

The investment follows a year which has seen its Leeds factory running 24/7 to keep up with increased demand in its products.

Express Bi-Folding Doors now employs around 250 people nationally.

Steve Bromberg, managing director, said: “Our new Weybridge showroom represents an investment of around £400,000 with another £250,000 going into our Leeds production site which will see the installation of two cutting-edge CNC machines to streamline how it runs, reducing lead times.

“Around £1m over five years is being spent on our digital CRM system, too. That’s all alongside an expanded e-commerce side of our business meaning people will be able to get hold of our most popular products in around five days.

“We are a proudly independent family company with a national reach – manufacturing our high spec products right here in Leeds so we can constantly monitor the quality of our products.

“It’s a fairly rare thing to have an independent manufacturing operation of this size here in the UK, but hopefully our ongoing success will inspire other firms to bring theirs back here to help the economy continue to recover from the pandemic.”

Express Bi-Folding Doors designs and produces a range of products including panoramic sliding doors, bi-folding doors, skylights and bespoke glass solutions.

The company – which has its headquarters, flagship showroom and manufacturing base near Elland Road – is still looking to hire and train new staff nationally as it continues to grow across the UK.