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West Port expands door line with investment in new equipment

Lake District based timber window and door specialist West Port have injected new life into the door department with significant investment in new equipment.

July and August saw the delivery and installation of a brand new door line from Ruchser GmbH, a family business since 1977 that is now in its second generation. Ruchser has constantly expanded its range of products through innovation, and were chosen for this project as they have provided a prompt and reliable service to West Port for over 30 years.

Using specialist lifting and mounting machinery, doors go down the factory line without having to be handled. Doors are now mounted into frames effortlessly, reducing health and safety risks while increasing productivity.

Sean Parnaby of West Port Timber Windows and Doors said: “This equipment forms part of a £1m investment & will ensure that we have the capacity available to meet the demands of our markets over the next 5 years. By making this commitment not only are we safeguarding existing jobs but also creating new positions in the company. We are a strategic supplier to our customers and must be in a position to meet demand or we are at risk of losing business to our European competitors.”

West Port make high performance bespoke timber windows and doors that will keep your house beautiful – and you warm and draught-free, for a lifetime. Proud to be a successful British manufacturer, from a 175,000 sq. ft. purpose-designed factory on the Cumbrian coast, West Port delivers throughout the country for installation by a network of licensed distributors. West Port make windows that combine the quality engineering, technical know-how with designs that suit British homes – whether traditional or contemporary.

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