Liniar increases capacity with the opening of £3 million mixing plant

Liniar, the UK’s leading PVCu systems company and a subsidiary of Quanex, is prepared for further growth with the opening of its new state-of-the-art mixing plant in Denby, Derbyshire.

Officially opened by Scott Zuehlke, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Mark Livingston, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from the Quanex Senior Leadership Team, the new £3 million facility mirrors the footprint of Liniar’s existing PVCu mixing plant. The two mixing plants will run in tandem using the very latest technology to seamlessly switch between rigid and foam PVCu mixes for optimum efficiency.

The build and fit-out, which took just over ten months, has been delivered on time and on budget by Liniar’s internal project team and the twin mixing plants now offer the largest PVCu mixing capacity in Europe. The ongoing investment in Liniar’s plant and machinery means the systems company can continue on its path of sustainable, steady growth whilst maintaining an industry-leading 99% OTIF rate across its loyal customer base.

Martin Thurley, Group Managing Director says: “The completion of our new mixing plant allows us to increase capacity and enhance operational flexibility – both of which ensure we can continue our growth plans without compromising on either safety or customer service. Building in additional headroom ahead of the requirement to do so is a proven business model for Liniar and helps to assure Liniar’s continued customer service excellence as output increases.

“I’m delighted the timing has worked to enable Scott and Mark to perform the official opening ceremony for the new mixing plant. Quanex’s support enables us to continue to make further investments in our facilities, teams and logistics, all with sustainability in mind to reach our Net Zero target.”

Martin concludes, “I’d also like to give a special mention to the Liniar team that managed this important project. 2022 has been another year with lots of external supply chain pressures to navigate, many of which could have easily affected the deadlines. With a well-executed plan, they have not only delivered our world-class mixing facility on time and on budget, they’ve achieved this with virtually no disruption to the wider Liniar team and site.”

Liniar is already embarking on the next phase of its site expansion with the addition of a 350,000 sq. ft warehouse and manufacturing facility during 2023. This will further enhance Liniar’s market-leading customer service whilst bringing employment opportunities to the area.


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