Hardwood Sales Ltd invests £2m in manufacturing facility expansion

24 February 2021

Liverpool-based Hardwood Sales Ltd says it is “powering” through the pandemic with a new £2m investment in manufacturing technology to aid its growth.

The hardwood timber product importer and distributor, which supplies products globally, has completed the building of a new 15,000ft2 manufacturing plant which gives it a total machining operation extending to 35,000ft2.

Technology being installed includes a new cyclone extraction system, a Weinig Powermat P1500 HSK moulder with universal head, a Weinig VarioRip automatic rip saw, Weinig PowerCom control system and a Weinig fully automatic tool room for precision mouldings.

Other new technology includes three new spray lines for lacquering, priming and fire retardant treating, as well as a TigerStop automatic crosscut saw.

In total, Hardwood Sales says it has invested £3m in its manufacturing plant in recent times.

The company, founded in 2006, imports hardwoods direct from Europe, America, Africa and the Far East, holding over 2,500m3 of stock at any one time.

It has supplied notable projects over the years, including being the sole timber supplier for the Central Park Tower, New York – the world’s tallest residential tower at 131 storeys. It supplied primed American black walnut and American tulipwood for all residential apartments throughout the project.