It’s makeover time for KAT’s new fleet of vehicles
Established in 1998, KAT entered 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.
In 2007, the KAT team recognised that another niche sector was fast developing in aluminium and grasped early on that to be successful, manufacturing companies in this area have to really understand their customers’ needs and be able to demonstrate to people that they are true experts.
The KAT aluminium bi-folding door has been a revelation and the company now has 2 specialist aluminium factories, in Macclesfield and Newhaven, dedicated to aluminium bifold door and aluminium triple track patio door manufacture.
PVCu and Aluminium sales have continued to grow and in 2011, the company acquired a small timber manufacturing specialist, Joinerman. KAT is probably the only company in the UK manufacturing ‘made to measure’ bifolding doors and patio doors in PVCu, Timber and Aluminium. Plus, PVCu and Timber box sash windows.
The company is circa 75 people strong today and boasts a number of the extended Richards’ family and many local families, most of whom are long-serving team members. The company has a very low staff turnover and is proud to be an Investor in People, in the truest sense.