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Local manufacturer of external shading systems, Caribbean Blinds, is thrilled to announce its impending plans for a huge 10,000 sq/ft extension of its current factory site in Sudbury, due to commence in October this year.

Scheduled for completion in the spring of 2021, this vast 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.

Stuart Dantzic, Managing Director of Caribbean Blinds, explained: “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. The height of the extension has scope for even further future growth, with the ability to include a second (and potentially third) floor in the extension building, mirroring the floor plans of our existing main building.”

Initially, Caribbean Blinds will be recruiting a further six technicians to join its highly skilled team and then, over time, the manufacturer has plans to double its workforce from 24 to 48 employees.

More than doubling the company’s current storage capacity, the 10,000 sq/ft extension will accommodate all aluminium profiles for every product line, as well as the aluminium and steel cutting department, releasing space within the main building for extra assembly stations and rigs, resulting in a significantly increased production capacity.

Since it was founded in 1987, Caribbean Blinds has been exclusively designing, manufacturing and supplying the very finest external shading products that transform the use, functionality, and enjoyment of all types of spaces.

Having won the People’s Choice Award for the East and East Anglia region at this year’s Family Business of the Year Awards in June 2020 has been an exciting year for the family run firm.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Caribbean Blinds launched its Holiday at Home campaign, intended to help customers create their very own “slice of paradise” in their garden by providing a realistic and affordable alternative to travelling abroad (or in the UK) this summer.

The company also recently celebrated the continued success of one of their most popular products, the Outdoor Living Pod™. As the exclusive brand name for the original louvred roof pergola canopy, its unique design provides the ultimate luxury, all-weather, outdoor living space that gives the customer complete control of the elements, 365 days a year.

Kate Buckle
Article by Kate Buckle
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