Scotts of Thrapston has invested œ100,000 into new equipment and technology for its Northamptonshire facility in an effort to meet growing demand for its timber roof trusses.
The manufacturer says that its timber engineering division has never been busier due to the number of new houses being built across the country.
This boom in the housing market has meant that the business has taken the decision to purchase new truss beds and a state-of-the-art automated truss system to help increase volume and maintain the company’s growth.
David Scott, chairman of Scotts of Thrapston and a third generation member of the Scotts family, said: “The construction industry is booming with thousands of new houses being built at any one time. Pre-fabricated timber trussed rafters are used in over 90% of all modern housing developments and an ever increasing proportion of commercial buildings.
“As a company we are always looking to invest and grow. These new machines will help us to move forward and to improve our efficiency. It’s a very exciting time for Scotts.”
Scotts of Thrapston says the investment has already paid dividends, with new business opportunities arising each week