HPP makes biggest investment to date

Warehouse build to support £2.5million manufacturing expansion

05 Jul, 18

Doors, boards and fittings supplier Hill’s Panel Products (HPP) has built a 19,000sq ft warehouse to support a £2.5million expansion in manufacturing facilities.

The triple fronted building is the largest freestanding warehouse at the company’s head site in Oldham and holds stock of worktops and panel products.

It frees up an existing warehouse for conversion into a manufacturing production line, later this year.

HPP makes biggest investment to date

Left to right: Co-owners of family firm HPP Martin Hill and Stephen Hill with Karl Parker of architects Pioneer Design & BUild,

The expansion comes at a time of growth for the company, which has seen sales grow by 16% in the past year, on top of 15% from the previous year, with a 30% increase in door sales.

Co-owner of HPP Martin Hill commented: “This £1.5 million projects represents our biggest investment to date. Work began on the new warehouse in November 2017 and has recently been completed on schedule.

“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 system. New manufacturing equipment will then be installed in the autumn.”

In addition, HPP’s Sheffield distribution centre is also being extended.

HPP now covers 250,000sqft across its two sites, employs 200 people and supplies more than 2,000 customers across the UK.

Its customer base spans showrooms, installers, property developers and architects through to interior specifiers.

Established in 1991, HPP supplies branded products and manufactures its own products including Avanti and Glide doors, plus Aspect and Aspire kitchens and bedrooms.