AN OSWESTRY-BASED manufacturer that supplies the construction industry has acquired an 11-acre site in Unicorn Road, in order to accommodate a rapidly expanding workforce and customer demand.

The Guttercrest Group – who design and manufacture aluminium rainwater goods, façades, fascias, soffits, wall coping, column casings and window pods – has seen demand for their products increase over the last 12 months, in particular the growing aluminium façade market.

Founder and managing director Gary Power said the move to the new 200,000 sq ft Oswestry site was designed to house more state-of-the-art equipment, storage and to ‘future proof’ the predicted further growth of the business, which now employs nearly 100 members of staff.

He said: “The investment in the new premises is vital in allowing us to make a strong move forward – ensuring we are competitive and that we can scale-up manufacturing and recruit more staff.

“Further, we are in a position to expand in order to meet continued growth in demand from current and new customers across the UK.

“We are on track to becoming the leading manufacturer of aluminium building products and have recently invested in new, state of the art equipment.”

Established in 1980, Guttercrest will celebrate 40 years in business this year. The firm has worked with many of the UK’s leading main contractors, architects and installers.

Gary added: “The growth of Guttercrest is testament to the hard work the team here have put in over the last few years.

“It’s a great success story, a well-managed growing business creating local jobs.

"The move will allow the company to deliver its expanding order book and gives Guttercrest the capacity to support the next phase of growth."