Shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has further enhanced its manufacturing capabilities and capacity with a significant purchase of land and buildings.
Over the last six months Roman has increased its main shower enclosure manufacturing site from 90,000 square feet to 140,000 square feet. The production lines were expanded from five to eight lines in the main factory to allow for the increased demand for Roman shower enclosures, wetroom panels and bath screens. This ‘future-proofs’ the British company for strong growth, extra warehousing and an enhanced level of service to their customers.
Adjoining the main site, Roman has rented 2 buildings for its solid surface shower tray manufacturing and Corian fabrication for bathroom structures, vanity units and basins. These buildings totalled 24,000 square feet. Roman has now purchased the adjoining buildings, which more than doubles the space for each with a total of 56,000 square feet – the surrounding land is a total of 160,000 square feet to cover land future expansions of both operations. This brings Roman’s overall on-site space to 400,000 square feet.
Purchasing of this new site will reportedly provide the company with flexibility to expand production as and when required. Strong sales and international growth for Roman means they require further capacity to meet demand in export markets. Major International hotel projects have contributed to the year-on-year growth for the business, in both the UK and abroad.
Roman has been designing and manufacturing showering solutions in the UK for over 35 years. They employ over 240 people, producing product lines such as shower enclosures, wetroom panels, shower trays, bath screens and solid surface fabrication for vanity units, basins and the bathroom structure. They reportedly export their British made products to 57 countries.
Managing director David Osborne said: “Roman has seen a steady increase in demand for its products both within the UK and internationally and expanding our premises allows us the opportunity to continue our strong growth, whilst constantly enhancing our service levels, production capabilities and of course capacity.”