HPP kicks off first stage of £2.5m investment
Bedroom and kitchen furniture supplier Hill’s Panel Products has completed the first stage of its £2.5m investment programme.
The Oldham-based company has opened a new 19,000sqft warehouse that will allow it to move storage of door and worktop panels from an existing warehouse that will be converted to a manufacturing unit.
‘This £2.5 million project represents our biggest investment to date [since its foundation in 1991]. The warehouse allows us to expand our worktops range and create extra space to increase our production capacity. We’re already making preparations to adapt an old warehouse for manufacturing, with an upgraded extraction system and waste disposal hoggers, feeding into our waste-recycling heating system. New manufacturing equipment will then be installed in the autumn,’ said director Martin Hill.
As well as its Oldham operations the company has a distribution centre in Sheffield, employs 200 staff, and is the country’s largest Blum distributor.