Northallerton-based timber specialist NYTimber is celebrating 40 successful years in business with a £200,000 investment in a high-tech saw, which will double the company’s production capacity.
The Hundegger Turbo Saw is designed to cut multiple structural component parts and is fast, flexible, and accurate. It features a five-axis saw unit and can be swivelled 360°and tilted 90° at the same time, ensuring precision.
NYTimber expects the introduction of the saw to facilitate a 50% increase in annual engineered wood product (EWP) sales, which include roof trusses, roof cassettes, spandrel panels, and engineered joists, by 2022.
Established in 1979, NYTimber started as a single site timber merchant and has developed a successful £10m EWP division, which includes a 120,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution centre. Today, it employs more than 200 people and is on course for a record breaking £23m year in 2019.
Now part of the National Timber Group, the UK’s largest independent added-value timber group, NYTimber supplies national housebuilders with innovative pre-fabricated roofing solutions, trussed rafters, engineered joists, and gable panels. Its branch network works closely with tradespeople, providing special machining, joinery timber, sheet materials, constructional timber, and many more timber and timber related products.
Nick Kershaw, managing director of NYTimber, has been with the business for 30 of its 40 years. He said: “NYTimber has been on an incredible journey and has overcome adversities that have pushed us to our limits. Our team, many of whom have been with us for decades, have worked hard to create the company that exists today; our products and services add genuine value to the supply chain, and we should all be very proud.
“Sales of our engineered wood products have been increasing for a number of years and this investment will enable us to satisfy demand. National housebuilders and developers will account for a large proportion of this growth, as they transition to pre-fabricated solutions such as our spandrel panels and NYTRoof, which save time and money compared to traditional construction methods.
“We will continue to invest in our EWP division, manufacturing department, and branch network to ensure that we grow and evolve just as much in the next 40 years. Finally, thank you to our loyal customers, who have supported NYTimber and put their trust in us on a daily basis.”
To commemorate the occasion and thank its team for their hard work and dedication, NYTimber is organising a family day out for its employees that will take place in July.
CAPTION: (L-R) Andrew Watters, production manager, Jason Scott, truss department team leader, and Nick Kershaw, managing director, with the new £200,000 Hundegger Turbo Saw.