Specialist wood window manufacturer Mumford & Wood has invested more than £500,000 in new machinery and assembly facilities to further strengthen its market position.

The company has purchased a new Homag machining centre; an in-line Tagliabue high quality profile sanding and calibrating facility; and an innovative method of assembly following an extensive improvement project at the company’s Essex-based factories.

The investment means that production costs and lead times have been significantly reduced, says the company.

“In this economic climate it is essential to retain our market-leading strengths and this substantial investment will ensure we stay ahead of the game,” said managing director Dave Snowling.

“This investment strengthens our position in producing high performance, bespoke timber windows that surpass all others, with capacity to turn round valuable orders faster and more efficiently than ever before, and at credit-crunch prices.”

Mumford & Wood’s windows already exceed the requirement of revised Building Regulations for 2010 and carry BFRC energy ratings from A-C which contribute considerably towards maximum credits in the Code for Sustainable Homes.

“Our products already set a benchmark in window design with many desirable and technical features,” said Mr Snowling, “and with even more competitive pricing and shorter lead times this can only improve our position in the market place.”