Arkoni on track for further growth

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Brighouse-based metalworking firm Arkoni is on track to record three consecutive years of 30 per cent growth in turnover.

Figures for 2013-14 figures revealing an increase from £4 million to £5.25 million and a full order book stretching well into 2015, bucking the trend of the UK manufacturing sector.

Founded in 1991, Arkoni manufactures metalwork features and fire-rated glazing systems for the UK construction industry from its headquarters on Armytage Road in Brighouse.

Arkoni MD Mark Prentice, who founded the business in 1991, commented: “We are operating at full capacity and have been doing so for the past two years.

“We’ve increased our workforce and introduced efficient and robust management systems.

“We’ve also enhanced our manufacturing capability with the construction a new 1600 square foot workshop incorporating automated technology thanks to partial funding from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Programme.

“Much of the growth has been based on rapidly growing demand for fire-rated glazing systems.

“Over the past twelve months we have installed glazing systems in new schools, shopping centres, office complexes, leisure centres, cathedrals and many other locations across the UK.

“The figures for 2013 to 2014 were way above our targets and we continue to be an effective bellweather for commercial and public sector construction projects across the UK.

“In effect we are looking at a doubling of the business turnover in just three years. Long may it continue.”

Arkoni currently employs 52 full time staff and will be looking to continue its expansion with further appointments expected in 2014 and 2015.