Fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture manufacturer Symphony Group has announced the completion of a new 300,000sq ft extension to its HQ in Barnsley, Yorkshire. This takes the total area of the factory to over 800,000sq ft – equivalent to the size of 11 premier league football pitches. Internal fit out is underway and the new facility is expected to be fully operational during the first half of 2023. The factory at Penn Hill Estate in Barnsley is the largest of four locations owned by Symphony Group, with other sites in Rotherham, Wakefield and Nottingham, amounting to a total area of 1.3million sq ft.
The company has grown significantly in the last 50 years, having started from a single small factory in Leeds in 1971. The group says that its £30million investment in the new facility, which has been built alongside the existing factory, secures its plans for continued expansion of product ranges, services, manufacturing capacity and storage over the medium term. It will also create a number of new employment opportunities for local people.
Richard Bunton, MD for Symphony Group, said: “Whilst the current economic climate is uncertain, Symphony continues to look ahead, planning for the long term and future growth opportunities. This investment demonstrates our commitment, confidence and belief in both our business and the loyal customers we serve. Our focus is on delivering quality on-trend products backed by outstanding service and an ethical conscience. Symphony is a stalwart for the industry.”
Sustainability and service continue to be the key focuses for Symphony Group, which has plans for an expanded delivery fleet using more efficient vehicles. The company says customers can look forward to a number of new ranges and product launches in 2023/24 to also include new kitchen cabinetry and worktops.