Mumford & Wood, which last year celebrated its 60th anniversary, marked the occasion at a special reception with guest of honour Priti Patel MP, the minister of state for employment, who formally opened the extended facility.

“The investment in this state-of-the-art, computer controlled plant and machinery has enabled Mumford & Wood to replace a great deal of the manual work on the more straightforward products, thus allowing our craftsmen and women to channel their efforts to more skilled work, including the production of specials, such as bay windows and curved heads, that require specialist hand finishing and which for them is both interesting and rewarding,” said Mike Harris, director, Mumford & Wood.

“For our valued employees, staff and stakeholders, this considerable move underlines continued future confidence, market growth, increased output and investment in innovation for this market-leading brand,” added Roy Wakeman, chairman of Mumford & Wood’s parent company The Performance Timber Products Group.

The company will be introducing a number of new products to its Conservation range over the coming months.