2018 North West Enterprise Awards

SME NEWS / NorthWest Enterprise Awards 2018 25 , Over 20 years’ experience manufacturing specialist glazing products including aluminium and PVCu has led KAT to become a key player in the patio door and window market. Having recognised the firm’s vast success in our 2018 North West Enterprise Awards we profile it to learnmore about the secrets behind the achievements it has made since it first began. Best for Patio Door Solutions 2018 the preferred supplier for countless high-profile and prestigious projects across the UK, including conservation areas, where KAT’s PVCu sliding box sash window is regularly specified. Today, the firm boasts manufacturing and customer service teams in Macclesfield and Kilmarnock, with its workforce numbering over 120 employees. Its factories are capable of producing doors and windows for residential projects, new build and for commercial applications like shopfronts or curtain wall. Operating in such a fast-paced market, where trends and regulations are constantly changing, KAT has to work hard to ensure its ongoing success and relevance. Rather than just follow the market, the firm Since its inception in 1998 KAT has been committed to providing its clients with the highest possible standard of solutions that meet their individual needs and exceed their expectations. When it first began, KAT was a pioneer in the market, identifying a niche market opportunity and became the UK’s first national supplier of specialist, readymade PVCu patio doors. The company grew very fast thanks to marketing and manufacturing skills, combined with outstanding customer care. Over the years the firm has maintained its position at the very forefront of the industry thanks to an on-going commitment to product development, quality and innovation. This has enabled KAT to steadily grow the business and has led to the firm being chosen as prefers to set industry standards and lead the way, which is why for over 20 years KAT has only worked with the best system suppliers in Europe; Kawneer and Veka. Together these three collaborators devise innovative solutions that shape the market and offer clients both choice and quality. Alongside this focus on innovation, KAT is keen to remain complaint with the latest industry regulations and legislation, and as such the team ensure their products incorporate the most up to date thermally efficient materials and they must pass all the relevant security tests, as specified by British Standards. Combine this with KAT’s robust 10 Year warranty, plus the most sophisticated and stylish contemporary designs available, and clients receive a product they can truly rely on. Giving clients choice as well as quality, KAT’s manufacturing expertise is backed-up by our carefully selected and trained network of independent ‘Design Partners’. Covering the UK and Ireland, the firm’s Design Partners have showrooms and are responsible for specifying, surveying and installing KAT’s products, to the highest of standards in thousands of homes each year. It is largely due to their continued backing and support that the firm continues to be regarded as probably the leading company providing high- end bespoke glazing solutions, in its chosen markets. As such, looking to the future KAT will be continuing to focus on collaborating with new Design Partners and sharing its unique designs with its valued clientele. This will allow this dynamic and proactive manufacturer the chance to further develop its portfolio of satisfied clients and drive it to even greater success. KAT NWE18031 Company: KAT Contact: Jane Richards Address: Unit 5, Snape Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2NZ, UK Phone: 01625 439666 Website: www.katuk.co.uk

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