The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has supported furniture and kitchen manufacturer Treske towards its £200,000 investment in cutting-edge technology
The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has supported Treske towards its £200,000 investment in cutting-edge technology. The LEP’s Let’s Grow Fund contributed £40,000 towards the investment in response to Treske’s rapidly-increasing order book and demand for its bespoke products for the home.
Treske, the award-winning leading independent Yorkshire furniture and kitchen manufacturer, will direct the investment for the purchase and operation of a 5 Axis CNC Router. The technology will radically improve its production process in terms of speed and quality.
The owner and managing director of Treske, Justin Bartlett said that this is one of the biggest investments the company has made since it was formed 44 years ago in 1974. It reflects the growing demand for its products from across the United Kingdom and its confidence in the future, which is fuelled by the improving economic climate and the skills and commitment of its staff.
Bartlett said that it is fantastic that the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Let’s Grow fund has helped Treske to invest in new machinery and processes that gives its furniture and kitchen designers increasing and exciting options for bespoke designs for customers. The investment has also helped it to create five new jobs. He added that the LEP support is very timely as it looks to increase the numbers of customers who buy their quality furniture and kitchens from Treske. It has also increased showrooms in its historic Victorian Maltings building, making Treske a great place to visit for people considering buying furniture and kitchens.
The 5 Axis CNC router gives Treske additional capacity and the capability to make more complex designs, increasing the range of bespoke furniture and kitchen options for customers.
Bartlett said that it is now time to move up through the gears and make Treske the epitome of a 21st century company, whilst maintaining its traditional values of service and craftsmanship. This investment in brand-new machinery, with the support of the LEP, is a resounding endorsement of the progress it has made recently.
He added that Treske is also honoured and delighted that the LEP has seen fit to support its investment as it continues to contribute to the economy of the Vale of York and beyond.
The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP has used the part-funding of Treske’s 5 Axis CNC Router as a case study in its annual report, which will be presented at the LEP’s annual meeting in York on July 6.