Irish lintels to roof windows manufacturer Keystone Group is investing millions of pounds as it chases sales growth.
Over the next 12 months, Keylite Roof Windows plans to strengthen and develop its presence in Germany, launch into the French marketplace and also build a new manufacturing facility.
The Group was one of only six construction and engineering companies to be highlighted in the Parliamentary Review and the only steel lintel manufacturer and roof window manufacturer. The Review provides a comprehensive summary of the past year and a reliable template for next 12 months to come, with commentary from industry leading companies, Secretaries of State, Ministers and MPs. The company was singled out for praise by Chanceller of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, after more than doubling its workforce in the last three years.
In the Review, the company was commended for its pioneering approach to addressing the major challenges facing the UK construction market, such as skilled labour shortages. The Group was also applauded for its recent innovations, which have been developed to meet the stringent regulation challenges faced by housebuilders.
Sean Coyle, chairman of The Keystone Group, said: “Since we set the company up in 1989, making one product with a handful of staff, it’s been an incredible experience to see it grow to the level we have reached today. Despite the current economic climate, we believe the opportunities to compete in Europe are considerable and the opportunity to gain market share in the UK offers the prospect of extremely significant sales growth.”
The Keystone Group consists of six divisions: Keystone Lintels; IG Lintels; Keylite Roof Windows; IG Elements; IG Masonry Support Systems; and Smartroof.