British shower products manufacturer, KUDOS, has responded to positive customer feedback, as the country encourages economic growth around the COVID-19 pandemic, confirming it is continuing its £650,000 investment plan to expand its UK manufacturing capability.
Early in 2020, Kudos moved its finished goods stock from its manufacturing site in Cumbria to a new 60,000 sq ft warehouse facility in Sandbach, Cheshire. It was a growth initiative for the business, that has been commited to UK manufacturing of its products since 1999. The move, now completed, not only places the company’s finished goods stock in a more central UK location with easier access to the motorway network, it also released around 25,000 sq ft of space in the Elmsfield Park, Cumbria facility enabling the expansion of its manufacturing capability. In addition to increasing its enclosure output, the extra capacity will see the installation of a new shower tray production facility to supplement the existing tray manufacturing unit in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, which has seen growth by over 50% in the last three years and is rapidly approaching full capacity.
Original founder and now Group Chairman & CEO of Kudos International, Bruce Ledwith explains: “Kudos has been commited to UK manufacturing since our conception over 20 years ago and whilst the past few months have been a challenge for all businesses, we’ve been delighted with the positive feedback and commitment to Kudos from our displaying showrooms. I have personally visited many over the past few months and found them not only busy but very complimentary of Kudos, especially of our Retail Support Managers. The service offered by our RSM team, which doesn’t just stop at fitting and maintaining displays, is to help our dealers promote and sell our high quality British-made products confident in the knowledge that they have the locallly based technical support on hand. I am delighted to report that the full RSM team have now returned to normal duties, albeit under adherence to current guidelines on workplace safety. The level of activity in our market sector and our customers’ positivity towards Kudos was a major contributing factor in our decision to press ahead with our investment to expand our UK manufacturing capability at this time”.
Kudos has been designing and manufacturing shower products at their Cumbrian facility since 1999. Their products include shower doors and walk in enclosures, shower trays, wet room systems and bath shower screens. Visit their website kudosshowers.co.uk, call them on 01539 564040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Kudos Elmsfield Park 75,000 sq ft manufacturing site in Cumbria