Thursday 20 April 2023

Stoke-on-Trent Manufacturer Opens the Door to a Multi-Million Pound Move

Robust UK's new world-class facilities in Lymedale Business Park

One of the UK’s leading steel door manufacturers in North Staffordshire is moving to a new production facility with a £6 million pound investment.

Robust UK is currently based in Sutherland Road, Longton but as part of continued expansion plans, they are relocating to new world-class facilities in Lymedale Business Park, Coaldale in Newcastle-under-Lyme later this year, which are nearly double the size.

The firm which manufactures more than 25,000 door sets every year - for customers across the UK, has more than 40 years’ experience in making custom-made steel door solutions. Robust became part of the Novoferm Group in 2019 and this investment will build a world-class manufacturing facility in Staffordshire.

They supply an extensive product range, all designed and manufactured on-site at their current factory to both the industrial and commercial sectors. Robust currently employs 150 staff but that number is growing as client numbers continue to increase. Robust has ambitious plans for the new facility and to continue to grow by 50% by 2030.

Paul Williams, Sales Director (left) and David Lycett MD
pictured on the steps of their current site

Managing Director at Robust UK David Lycett said:
“It’s a really exciting time for Robust UK as this is just the start of a major financial investment in our future and our growth plans. We have been looking to move to bigger, better facilities for some time, but we wanted to find the perfect location not just to meet our manufacturing needs but the right location for our staff too. We’ve made the announcement this week and everyone’s really excited about the move. 
He added: “It’s not the first time we’ve moved. We actually started our journey from a factory in Tean when we were founded in 1997. We then moved to bigger premises in Cheadle as our business grew before moving again to our current home in Longton. Back in 2018 we actually invested £2 million into our existing site which allowed us to relocate the semi-automated production line from our facilities in Sweden, to the UK, significantly increasing our production capacity.
“Five years on though we have grown exponentially and have literally outgrown our current site. The new world class facilities are going to be state of the art and will have enough space so we can continue our exciting growth plans for the future. The new facility will be fully furnished with new equipment to ensure there is no loss of production between sites while moving.”
The move is expected to be completed by November this year.

Robust is part of the Novoferm Group – Europe’s largest entrance system supplier, which supplies an extensive range of products across the globe. Novoferm is part of the Sanwa Group, a world-leading manufacturer of entrance systems- founded more than 50 years ago. They supply high-quality, reliable and innovative products, through a global network of more than 100 companies and thousands of approved distribution partners. The Group have around 9,000 employees and annual sales in more than 60 countries totalling more than € 2.5 billion.  

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