LDC-backed business spots window of opportunity for growth

LDC-backed CMS Window Systems has significantly expanded its manufacturing operations with the opening of a new 8,500 sq ft factory in Kirkcaldy.

The investment of over half a million pounds has boosted capacity at its long-established recycling operation in the Fife town. It will add manufacturing capacity to produce doors as the business experiences record growth fuelled by rising demand from housebuilders, social housing providers, trade customers and contractors across Scotland and increasingly UK-wide.

Officially opened by David Torrance MSP at a launch event attended by senior representatives from Fife Council and Cllr. Judy Hamilton, the new factory will initially produce around 200 PVCu door-sets every week. Its portfolio of products will ultimately include composite doors and fire doors offering 30 or 60 minutes of fire protection. The new factory complements the main 36,000 sq ft CMS Window Systems operation in Cumbernauld, where it manufactures thousands of PVCu and aluminium windows and doors every week.

Mark Kerr, head of LDC in Scotland, said: “CMS’ continued growth is testament to the hard work and commitment of its management team. The business continues to go from strength-to-strength and we’re looking forward to further supporting the business to help it fulfil its growth ambitions.”

LDC backed CMS Window Systems in May 2016 to support the business’s expansion as it continues to capitalise on increased demand for energy-efficient products and services, further fuelling the organic growth of the company across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Notes to Editors

  1. LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  
  2. LDC backs ambitious management teams from UK-based medium sized companies seeking up to £100m of investment to fund management buyouts or development capital transactions.
  3. LDC invests in a broad range of sectors and has particular experience in Healthcare, Industrials, Retail & Consumer, TMT, Travel & Leisure, Support Services, Construction & Property and Financial Services.
  4. LDC has a UK regional network with locations in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading.