Yorkshire manufacturer invests £200k in tech with LEP support

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Yorkshire manufacturer invests £200k in tech with LEP support
(L-R) Justin Bartlett, David Kerfoot of the LEP and Mark Littlefair, operations director of Treske

Treske, the Yorkshire-based furniture and kitchen manufacturer, has invested £20,000 in new cutting-edge technology with support from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP.

The investment has been used in the purchase and operation of an 5 axis CNC Router which, the company says, will radically improve its production process in terms of speed and quality.

The LEP’s Let’s Grow Fund contributed £40,000 towards the investment, which was needed in response to Treske’s rapidly-increasing order book and demand for its bespoke products for the home.

“This is one of the biggest investments the company has made since it was formed 44 years ago in 1974,” said Treske MD and owner Justin Bartlett.

“It reflects the growing demand for our products from across the United Kingdom and our confidence in the future, which is fuelled by the improving economic climate and the skills and commitment of our staff.”

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.

Mr Bartlett said: “It is now 44 years since John Gormley, the brother of sculptor Anthony Gormley, founded Treske and created the company’s reputation for manufacturing the very highest quality of furniture. The Treske name became synonymous with elegance and class and the company has maintained that reputation over the years.

“It is now time to move up through the gears and make Treske the epitome of a 21st century company, whilst maintaining our 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 we have made recently.”