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Gilberts (Blackpool) goes for growth


profile-1-LUK: Air movement specialist Gilberts (Blackpool) is extending its factory and warehousing to keep pace with demand.

The family-owned business says it is experiencing significant increase in demand for its advanced grilles, louvres and diffusers, and natural ventilation solutions. The growth is due partly to industry growth in the building and construction sector but also reflects Gilberts’ own development, with a new approach to sales and technical R&D.

“We design, engineer and test entirely in-house,” explained Gilberts’ managing director Jonathan Haslam, whose father Gil founded the company 55 years ago. “Our significant and sustained growth means we now need more capacity. The extension will deliver an additional 7,000ft² of manufacturing and warehousing at our headquarters.”

The facility currently includes an 85,000ft² manufacturing facility, and a state-of-the-art air distribution test laboratory.


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