Arnold Laver at Thornaby
Arnold Laver at Thornaby.

Sheffield timber specialist completes acquisition of North East production facility

A timber merchant has strengthened its manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of the assets of a production facility based in the North East.

Arnold Laver has completed the acquisition of the assets of Cotswold Manufacturing and has begun integrating the 80,000 sq ft manufacturing plant based at Thornaby, near Stockton-on-Tees. The business will be branded as Arnold Laver and will form part of the company’s ‘Intelligent Door Solutions Division’.

The acquisition will see Arnold Laver produce over 2,000 doorsets a week, with it now having capacity to produce timber fire and acoustic doors, doors and screens for the commercial, residential, education and leisure markets.

David Oldfield, director of joinery at Arnold Laver, said: “This latest investment has strengthened our position as an industry leader in the UK timber doorset market and gives our customers more choice than ever before.

“This new investment comes at a time of increasing demand for high quality, certified products, with a greater focus on compliant fire doors.

“Arnold Laver already has a solid reputation for offering a strong portfolio of products and a clear focus on quality and fire certification standards.

“When this is combined with the latest industry innovations on offer from the Thornaby site, including leading edge CNC equipment, lamination and factory finish line technology, it gives us the opportunity to offer a complete doorset solution to our customers.

“Customers are immediately feeling the benefits of this, with improved lead-times, an enhanced choice of products, as well as high manufacturing standards that often exceed third party certifications and accreditations from the likes of The BWF Fire Door Alliance, BM Trada Q-Mark and ISO 9001.”

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