Celebrating its 25th anniversary, British kitchen manufacturer Omega has completed a £20 million investment programme and introduced 20-year guarantee.
Following the impact on the importation of goods from within the EU after Brexit finalisations in 2020, Omega doubled its stockholding to ensure customers would receive orders on time.
It created a state-of-the-art 400,000 sq. ft. warehouse and production facility and grew stockholding capacity by 43%.
In addition, its factory output increased to 17,000 kitchens per year with the capacity and stock holding to manufacture up to 43,000 kitchens per year.
With the increased capacity all painted kitchens are now delivered within four weeks; rigid non-painted kitchens are available in three weeks and ready-to-assemble kitchens are available in seven days.
In addition, the investment programme has also focused on “right first-time” service performance and product guarantees have been doubled from 10 to 20 years on all cabinets.
Sales director of Omega James Bishton said: “The guarantee includes all cabinets from Omega’s four brands and covers any defects in materials or workmanship; with the assurance of replacements free of charge for a full 20 years.
The company recently announced Prue Leith as brand ambassador to highlight the colour combinations available in its painted collection.
Omega has also extended its £1 million kitchen showroom, which now measures 13,000sqft and features 60 displays with Inspire Zones which showcase real home settings including a full working kitchen, living, dining and workspace area.
According to the company, it makes the showroom “the largest, professional business to business display area in the UK”.
In addition, Omega also boasts a virtual showroom (accessed via Omega’s website) which allows users to navigate through a 3D representation of the showroom. which the company claims makes it “the largest, professional business to business display area in the UK”.
CEO of Omega Simon Barber said: “As we celebrate 25 years at Omega, I feel incredibly proud that we are going forward into the next 25 years in such great shape.
“Despite the current challenges facing the industry from material, skilled labour and appliance shortages caused by Covid and Brexit, Omega continues to deliver high quality, innovative, made for life kitchens, on time and in full.
“All of our employees have demonstrated huge passion and dedication to their jobs and have helped ensure we are ready for business as showrooms re-gather momentum and developers increase their build programs.”
Barber added: “The team behind Omega PLC have been at the heart of the company’s achievement; adapting to ways of working and continuing to produce exceptional quality products.
“The nearly 400-strong team predominantly from the South Yorkshire area have been the backbone of the company’s success. This has been acknowledged with a further pay increase for all employees.
“We are proud that everyone at Omega is paid well above the Real Living Wage. Careful forward planning throughout both Brexit and the global pandemic has meant that the company has increased performance throughout 2020 and continues to do so for 2021.”
Founded in 1996 by Sir Bob Murray, Omega PLC manufactures kitchen furniture brands Sheraton, Mackintosh, English Rose and Chippendale.