Donaldson Timber Systems invests £10m in Witney factory

UK offsite timber frame manufacturer, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS), has invested £10m to increase capacity and boost technical capabilities at its Oxfordshire factory.

The investment in machinery and performance upgrades at the Witney site includes four timber processing centres and a new floor panel production line, offering customers a fully completed pre-glued floor cassette solution. The site has also installed the most advanced automated pre-insulated closed panel wall production line in Europe.

The purpose of the machinery investments is to increase automation to improve efficiency and create additional capacity, which in turn reduces the manual labour required and makes operative positions more inclusive. The acquisition of new technology also increases the factory’s technical capabilities so more advanced products for MMC, like DTS’ Sigma II timber frame system, can be manufactured with the quality assurance the industry demands.