Kitchen components specialist TKC has invested £1 million in a new spray line to increase its capacity for paint to order doors and help maintain the current lead time of 10-15 days.
The extension of the spray factory at its Denton Manchester HQ will help offer an enhanced paint to order service across multiple doors ranges available on its On Trend and Jigsaw portfolios.
Roy Saunders, CEO at TKC, said: “We’re committed to continually improving our operation and service proposition to our customer base and are delighted to make this significant investment in our in-house spray facility. TKC as a business is growing rapidly, and our new facility will increase our capacity to maintain our market-leading supply times while still allowing us to offer our colour match service.”
The new facility will house a new 3000 sq ft building adjacent to TKC’s existing spray facility, housing a Cefla semi-automated paint line. Operated by robotic machinery, the new system will deliver a perfectly smooth matt painted finish with the assurance of consistently high quality.
The investment of the new paint line shows the popularity of painted kitchens, and it allows TKC to have greater flexibility in colour palettes. As well as the new facility, there have been ongoing operational improvements as the company responds to high consumer demand, which includes increasing stock levels to a record £8m.
The paint to order service is currently available on the Lucente, Vivo, Cartmel, Cambridge, Newmarket, Windsor and Ascot door ranges with no minimum order quantity. In addition, TKC’s colour palette has been extended to 28 in 2022, with amazon green, fir green, sapphire blue, dusky pink and anthracite the latest additions.