Investment at Gateshead glass processors creates dozen new jobs

9 August 2016

Due to ever increasing demand for Donwood’s range of flat glass products, we are delighted to announce the creation of 12 new jobs at our Gateshead production facility. We’ve been able to take on more team members, 12 in the last 18 months to be exact, due to increasing sales here at Donwood.

We’re thrilled with the successes that this year has delivered so far.  Being able to create new jobs within the business is particularly rewarding.  As a family-run business which originated here in the North East, we’re dedicated to making sure we reinvest in the local economy and people here in Gateshead and across the wider region.

To ensure we can continue to play our part in the local economy, we’re always looking for ways to adapt to market changes and diversify. In doing this we are able to support growth to allow us to expand and improve our offer for our clients and customers.

The rise in sales here over the last 12 months has been driven in part by recent investment by the company, with an additional state-of-the-art production line added to our manufacturing facility in Gateshead in order to boost capacity, helping us offer our customers even more efficient lead times.  Additional contract wins as well as repeat custom has further supported our growth over the past year.

Something we pride ourselves on is being able to offer competitive lead times and delivery of our high quality products. The combination of additional staff members and new production line allows us to continue to meet both customer’s high expectation and increased demand for our products.

Even now we are still looking to fill further roles within the business to help us continue providing our quality products to customers across the North East and Cumbria.

We anticipate that growth will continue into the third and fourth quarters of 2016 and we’re looking forward to seeing where the expansion of our on-site technology, equipment and of course, investment in the Donwood team will take us.