Dane Architectural Systems celebrated 50 years in business in December with over 200 staff and invited retired staff members to a sumptuous party at the Crowne Plaza hotel in central Newcastle. The day before Martin George MD and Executive Chairman Gary Hall addressed all the factory, Site and Office staff to the Annual Business review presentation resulting in a big thank you to all staff for the efforts made to deliver Dane Architectural Systems their best year in business topping £30m turnover. Both the Facades and Architectural Metalwork business have strong order books for the rest of the year with secured sales of circa £30m carried forward into 2019. Secured orders for facades include Lancer Sq with Mace and CIT, a residential development in Kensington London and the Leeds Beckett University Leeds with George Downing Construction. Already pricing opportunities in 2020 and beyond presents a very re-assuring trading position.
The Architectural Metalwork division carry a record order book into 2019 with some excellent tendered opportunities to be finalised in the 1st Quarter of 2019.
Dane are looking forward to the installation of their new Schuco AF500, 8 NC driven axis CNC machine in February to assist the manufacture of the windows, doors and curtain walling for the projects already secured. This will allow the design department to increase the volume of digitised information to the factory floor machinery all produced via SchuCal and the Inventor 3d models created on every project.
Dane Architectural Systems are excited with the investment made for the future to ensure the company can survive another 50 years.