1 December 2014
Redring Xpelair reinforce commitment to British manufacturing
Redring Xpelair (RXG) and its parent company Glen Dimplex have reinforced their commitment to British manufacturing by announcing a major investment programme at its state-of-the-art production facilities in Peterborough.
The market leading manufacturer of air and water solutions has invested £10 million in its business over the last few years and this latest announcement will see the company become the first in its sector to introduce injection moulding into its UK manufacturing operations.
To celebrate the announcement, the company invited Lord Livingston, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, to see its facilities and listen to the company’s new product development plans for the UK and worldwide and its vision for the business.
Trade and Investment Minister Lord Livingston said: “There is a huge appetite for British products and services overseas and companies such as Redring Xpelair are great examples of what ‘Made in Britain’ is all about.
Nitin Patel, the company CEO, commented: “Our commitment to British manufacturing is part of a much bigger investment programme that is designed to add even more value to the products and services we provide our customers, whilst also delivering long term growth for RXG and Glen Dimplex.
“By introducing injection moulding into our manufacturing capabilities here in the UK, it will allow us to be much more innovative with our product development programme. Ultimately, this will enable us to bring a host of new solutions to the market significantly quicker than we have ever been able to do before.
“Along with reducing lead times, the investment will also give us much more flexibility and diversity in our design approach. Not only will this benefit the new solutions that we are bringing to the market, but it also means we will be able to create variants and adapt existing ranges without having to wait and rely on overseas suppliers before we can start the assembly process.”
RXG and Glen Dimplex’s £10m has been invested in new head office and production facilities, IT systems, inventory, new product development and resources in design and engineering. Over the last few years, the company has introduced a host of market leading ventilation, showering and hot water solutions to the market. RXG has also relocated its head office and entire manufacturing plant to a purpose built facility, which has allowed the business to consolidate all production facilities under one roof. These new premises house RXG’s full Research and Development (R&D) team, where products and solutions are designed not just for the UK market, but worldwide.
More recently, other key changes include a restructure of its UK field sales teams to improve its service offering and a number of new appointments at senior level to drive the business forward. To complement this, new ventures have also been launched in India and the Middle East to further boost export sales, key markets for the company’s growth.
Nitin continued: “There’s no doubt that it is an extremely exciting time at RXG. Not only does our investment programme highlight our commitment to British manufacturing and how important British-made solutions are to the success of our global business, but it also shows that we are here for the long term.
“Over the next few years, this investment will allow us to undertake the most aggressive new product plan in the company’s history. Our aim is to excite the market through innovation and providing a first class service offering.”