Investment boosts capacity at timber products manufacturer
National Timber Systems (NTS), the specialist engineered wood products division of Sheffield-based National Timber Group, is increasing its offsite manufacturing capacity through a £1.5m investment by the group.
NTS products include gable and party spandrels, trussed rafters, engineered joists, floor and roof cassettes, and a “rapid fit” room in the roof panelised roof system.
Richard Jarvis, NTS operations director, said: “The investment from National Timber Group is allowing us to add more truss presses, truss and joist file driven saws and lasers.
“This is improving our capacity to supply high quality products and reducing lead times for our customers across the country.
“The first quarter of 2022 was a record in terms of turnover, and our order book is at the highest level it has ever been. Our turnover target for 2022 is £48m.”
NTS was formed in 2019 combining the design, manufacturing, and logistic capabilities of well-established companies Arnold Laver and NYTimber, both part of National Timber Group.
Currently 240 people are employed across the four NTS sites at Sheffield and Catterick in Yorkshire, Hebburn in the North East, and Bristol in the South West.
Rob Barclay, National Timber Group CEO, said: “NTS is one of our high growth divisions and it is important we continue to support this and their growing customer base.
“Following a £500,000 investment in the relocation of the Bristol site in 2021, the search for an additional new site for NTS is underway.”