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AJS preparing for further growth

Posted: 31st May 2013

A leading independent sawmill is investing in additional production and storage capacity as it gears up for further expansion.  

A&J Scott, based in Northumberland, are well established as a supplier of treated fencing and landscaping materials across the country. During 2012 the company’s long term investments in increased production capacity and its valued and growing customer base helped it to achieve its best ever sales output.

Now the company is investing over £100,000 to expand the production capacity in its rework department, which provides additional finishing work to its off-saw production. This will see an increase in throughput for products such as shaped fence pales, feather edge boards, cappings, battens, pointed and weathered posts and dressed garden sleepers. Also, to maximise efficiency in the handling of the extra production the company is already achieving, an unused piece of land bordering the mill site has been levelled out and converted to an additional stock holding area. 

This is the latest in a series of investments the company has made over recent years to expand production capacity. The company now supplies its range of standard fencing products, landscaping sleepers and other timber components to a wide range of customers across the UK.

Managing Director, Robert Scott, said, “We’ve made a great start to the year despite the uncertain weather and are well prepared for the coming summer season. This additional capacity will help us to build our service on the more specialist fencing products and the extra space is already helping us to increase efficiency in handling the large volumes through the mill. We are looking forward to providing our customers with the quality and service they need during the summer”.

Pictures - work underway to clear the site (top left), the new storage area, with the new rework mill in the background (top right), and the new rework mill takes shape (bottom).