The new Virtuoso Doors manufacturing site in Follingsby Park, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear is now operating at full capacity following an intensive programme of upgrades and improvement to build a state of the art door manufacturing facility.

The company got the keys to the new site, formerly the clothing warehouse for Barbour, in January 2021 and by April had completed the move from its previous site in Chester-le-Street.

Over the course of the year the site has had a power upgrade to meet manufacturing requirements, a new compressed air system, and state of the art extraction system installed. In addition there is a second Stuga machining centre, a new automated paint line and lift assist systems to allow technicians to work on the door units quickly and safely, without compromising on the crafted precision ethos of Virtuoso Doors.

Furthermore the move to a more modern building is allowing for a number of improvements to staff facilities from the catering and break areas to the office space as well as the customer showroom being completed in the enlarged entrance hall.

Tony Craggs, Managing Director at Virtuoso Doors: “This new 120,000 sq ft. site will double the capacity and capability of Virtuoso Doors. We’ve moved from a site which had a number of small units to a location with significantly more space and ability to grow further, which will help us create new jobs over time.

“There has been so much hard work from every department in the business to help get us on our feet in our new home. I want to say thanks to our team for all of their dedication during what has been a testing year due to the supply chain issues affecting the whole of the UK construction sector.”

New factory opens the door…

The new Virtuoso Doors manufacturing site in Follingsby Park, Gateshead,...

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