Victorian Sliders Get Fourth Foiler

FUX foiling machine

Victorian Sliders has invested a further £250,000 in expanding its foiling operation – adding a fourth state-of-the-art FUX foiling machine.

The latest purchase comes after both an increase in demand for foiled profiles and, a spokesman claims, booming business.


 “A year ago, we were foiling 31% of the profiles we produced but now that’s grown to 33%.”

– Andy Jones 

Group managing director, Victorian Sliders


500 frames a day

“However, that doesn’t tell the full story, because we’re also now manufacturing drastically more frames than we once were," adds Victorian Sliders' Jones. “In 2019, we were averaging around 1,440 frames a week. In 2021, we’re averaging over 500 frames every day – which means we’ve got a lot more foiling to do.”


More to come

This will be far from the last big investment Victorian Sliders will make this year. Jones continues: “By the end of 2021, we intend to spend over £3m in capital investment – and we’ve spent around £1m of that already, refitting and expanding our regional depots into modern sales offices.

“Over the next twelve months, we want to increase our sealed unit capacity, and plan to purchase another automated line, and a second toughening plant, which will be larger than the one we have already.

“We’ll also be significantly expanding our extrusion capacity, adding four more extrusion lines to make eleven in total.

“It’s all part of our long-standing commitment to futureproofing the business, and bringing outstanding sash window products to thousands more installers around the country at the most competitive price.”

Picture: Victorian Sliders new FUX foiling machine.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
28th May 2021


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