A company making furniture has announced a 36% rise in sales following major investment in technology and new manufacturing systems.
Dewsbury-based specialist care furniture manufacturer Shackletons lifted turnover to £8.6m in its most recent financial year – up by £2.3m on the previous year.
The company said heavy investment in technology, lean manufacturing systems and its research and development division were contributing factors to the recent success and continuing growth.
Managing director Martyn Higgins (pictured) said: “There is no doubt we are operating in a challenging market, but our business strategy and values have paid dividends as we expand our client base throughout the care sector across the UK.”
Shackletons has been creating comfort for more than 50 years and is the UK’s leading provider of specialist furniture which is manufactured in Yorkshire.
The firm employs 70 people at its manufacturing and operations site on Weaving Lane in Dewsbury and at its retail site on Bradford Road, Batley.