Trade fabricator Bison Frames has seen impressive sales growth of 55% year on year. For Mark Tetley, the Director of the company, while this is news worth celebrating he is also looking at ways to maintain the strong sales. “We’ve seen excellent growth in the past year. We want to sustain that growth, so we have just made considerable investment in new production machinery.”
Bison has invested in several pieces of machinery: a four-headed welder and automatic bead saw from Promac and a CNC main saw from Wigoma. Mark says, “Our business is built on supplying quality products on an excellent turnaround time and with excellent customer service. We want to maintain that reputation as we grow and this investment gives us the ability to do that.”
Bison Frames has become one of the industry’s go-to companies for window and door products, particularly specialist products that help to create a value-added portfolio. Alongside casement windows and French and patio doors, its portfolio also includes vertical sliders, reversibles, bi-fold doors and conservatories. The jewel in Bison’s crown at the moment is its new Genesis Vertical Slider, a window that is so authentic that its use has been allowed in Grade II listed buildings. Mark says, “The Genesis VS is a quantum leap in design terms because rather than being welded, it uses traditional timber jointed methods. It means you have a window that has all the thermal efficiency benefits of a modern PVCU window but the traditional looks of an original period window.”
Design innovations such as the Genesis VS are one of the reasons that Bison has seen such strong growth in the past year. But apart from that, Bison’s customers benefit from a high level of support to enable them to run their businesses more easily, making them a reliable partner. As Mark says, maintaining these levels of service and support is vital if the company is to continue to grow. And if the investment in new machinery is anything to go by, that’s exactly what Bison intends to do!