Recently hailed as Derby Telegraph’s Company of the Year 2014, innovative PVCu extrusion firm HL Plastics has announced ambitious expansion plans to its headquarters at Denby Hall Business Park, Denby.
An outline planning application has been submitted to Amber Valley District Council to build a new £8m warehouse adjacent to the existing factory and mixing plant in 2015. This means the creation of an additional 200 jobs in the local area over the next three years, helping the company cope with the ever-increasing demand for its eco-friendly Liniar range of PVCu windows, doors, conservatory roofs, decking, fencing and piling systems.
“We’re currently operating out of two sites,” explains Roger Hartshorn, HL’s Managing Director, “and that means additional transport and man hours to shunt materials from our main warehouse in Denby to our Cotes Park site and back again. That’s not very efficient – or eco-friendly!
“We really need the new warehouse in order to continue to fulfil our customers’ expectations and cope with the increased throughput of the factory. Our foiling plant and roof divisions are both located a few miles away, but it would make perfect commercial sense to have all our operations running in the same location.
“If we have to look at other locations outside the Amber Valley, it would be a real shame and may mean some of our existing experienced staff are unable to relocate, so we’re hoping the planning application goes smoothly.”
The company, which has already seen turnover grow by more than 60% over the last three years alone, hopes it will be in a position to start recruiting for the new jobs in mid to late 2015.
For more information about the Liniar product range by HL Plastics, visit www.liniar.co.uk