European company makes major investment in Swindon

By Anita Jaynes on June 06, 2015

A multi-million pound investment by Vicaima sees the Drakes Way facility secured as its UK base for the market leading interior timber door specialist.  The 7 acre site has been purchased outright by the Vicaima Group, which will secure jobs and ensure a bright future for this quality joinery manufacturer.

The Drakes Way Business Centre site, on the Greenbridge Industrial estate, has been the spiritual home of doors in Swindon, since the turf was first broken back in 1965, with the building of what was the Crosby Doors factory.  Following its closure, Vicaima took over a small part of the site in 1996; although it was also occupied by numerous small businesses.  Over the years the success of this quality company led to continued growth until Vicaima eventually occupied the whole site. Despite recent setbacks in the construction industry Vicaima are enjoying record sales in the UK and as a result have plans to develop their home into a modern facility, in harmony with its surroundings and with scope for further growth.  They currently employ 85 staff and have plans for further recruitment to assist in their expansion.

Vicaima Limited have built a reputation for the manufacture of quality and innovatively designed interior timber doors and doorsets. They supply customers throughout the UK and Ireland with both bespoke and stock products, the latter of which they distribute from their Swindon storage facility, which currently houses in excess of 100,000 doors.  Their products are widely specified, as they have solutions for both new build and refurbishment requirements in many different market applications. Vicaima doors can often be seen everywhere from luxury apartments to 5 star hotels and from commercial premises to public buildings.

UK managing director, Barry Waddell is excited by this latest announcement, he said: “Swindon has been the home of doors for many decades, our staff here are experienced and dedicated and together we look forward to helping our customers for many years to come.”

The Vicaima Group is a European and Global powerhouse in the interior and technical door market.  Based in Northern Portugal it has sites in Europe, South America, North Africa and of course the UK.  In addition to which they export to over 27 countries worldwide.  Their mission and focus is to conceive and manufacture doors that combine design, functionality and quality. Renowned for innovation, Vicaima creates and compliments trends, continuously re-inventing its products.  This forward thinking approach has been the recipe for their success and with such vision and determination the future of their UK operation is set fair for even greater success.

For further details about Vicaima Limited and their many product collections, visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com alternatively, call 01793 532333 for additional information.

Pictured above: Vicaima UK staff assembled at the Drakes Way depot