The VEKA UK Group was pleased to invite representatives of the British Standards Institution for a tour of the Burnley HQ and demonstration of the new mixing plant in action.
The state-of-the-art mixing plant was officially opened in February 2014 by Business Secretary, Vince Cable, following an investment of over £5m.
Andrew Butterfield, BSI’s Global Head of Construction, and Lorraine Balch, the Institution’s VEKA Scheme Manager, joined Mark Barsby and Steve Bakewell, The VEKA UK Group’s Heads of Technical and Product Management respectively, at the Lancashire facility.
Andy commented “It was great to meet the VEKA team, my thanks to all involved in making our visit such an interesting and enjoyable day. I was particularly impressed with the new compound blending plant which clearly represents a major investment in the site, I was also very impressed with the mechanised HighBay warehousing system. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with the team who are so committed to working with BSI through Kitemark certification of their products”
Mark added: “It was great to show Andy and Lorraine the progress that we’ve made here in Burnley, post-acquisition, with the completed movement of people and machinery.”
The visit comes after The VEKA UK Group’s Imagine Bi-Fold Door became the first PVC-U Bi-Fold Door to be awarded a British Standard Kitemark earlier in the year.
Mark continued: “We’re looking forward to the next chapter in our relationship with BSI, now that we have streamlined both the VEKA and Halo Kitemarks to the Burnley site production, and the exciting programme of upcoming product releases we have planned.”