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30 July, 2020 - 13:08 By Tony Quested

Caribbean Blinds invests in 10,000 sq ft factory extension

Manufacturer of external shading systems, Caribbean Blinds, has unveiled plans for a 10,000 sq ft extension of its current factory site in Sudbury, due to start in October. This more than doubles the company’s current storage capacity.

It is investing £300k in the expansion project – a massive show of faith given current market conditions.

Scheduled for completion in the spring of 2021, this new space will support Caribbean Blinds’ ambitious plans for growth, enabling the business to create more products in line with targets whilst keeping lead times short. 

Managing director Stuart Dantzic said: “As the fastest growing external shading company within the UK, this extension will allow for our ongoing development and provide us with the production capacity to supply expected demand.

“This investment has also enabled us to remain on our current site and in Sudbury for the foreseeable future, continuing Caribbean Blinds’ two-decade long residence in the area. 

“The new and improved factory will massively impact the local economy, allowing us to employ more people locally for the manufacture and assembly of our products.”

Initially, Caribbean Blinds will be recruiting a further six technicians but over time it plans to double its workforce from 24 to 48 employees.

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