Expansion plans continue apace at West Yorkshire-based S&C Timber Ltd with a further £500,000 investment programme due to come on stream in November and more proposed in the new year.

Two new SCM Ergon CNC machining centres and an SCM multi-boring machine will be installed in November which will increase capacity on the machined panels side and provide a greater range of services for panel buyers.

The company aims to concentrate more on furniture components and CNC panels; future expansion is planned for the cut-to-size division, which averages 600 tonnes of production per week.

Extensions to the factory are under way to accommodate new machinery and provide additional covered storage space, bringing it to a total of 40,000ft².

S&C Timber was recently awarded Forest Stewardship Council chain of custody certification for all its panel production and output which includes cut-to-size materials and CNC routered panel components.

Sales director Mark Plummer said: ‘The FSC certification will enable us to continue to develop our sales into markets where the origin and careful handling of materials is essential. It also reassures our customers of the quality of material used in all our production.’