Stuart Judge has been appointed managing director at Fusion Windows and Doors.
A window of opportunity has opened wide for a Birmingham manufacturer with the appointment of a new managing director to lead its ambitious growth plans.
Stuart Judge, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction products market, has joined Fusion Windows and Doors, which operates from a 10,000 sq ft manufacturing unit at Hubert Street, Aston.
Fusion, which manufactures aluminium windows and doors, was recently acquired for an undisclosed sum by Key Land Capital’s investments division in a deal which could see turnover increase by more than 100% in the next two years alone.
Stuart is the former managing director of Crittall Windows. His career has included spells at Everest, where he was commercial director, and Mumford & Wood. He believes there are exciting times ahead for Fusion.
He said: “Key Land has aspirations to take the business and use it as a catalyst to create something bigger and brighter. That is a wonderful opportunity and something I am excited to be involved in.
“The company is in a strong position to take advantage of a buoyant commercial and residential property market with its wide range of aluminium door and window products. We’re going to reshape and reorganise the business, and then look to grow a portfolio of businesses in fenestration, windows and doors – the common theme being glass.”
Key Land Capital director Alex Sutherland said: “To have someone with Stuart’s pedigree on board is exciting for us and the business couldn’t be in better hands.
Alex Sutherland, Director at Key Land Capital. He is pictured at Key Land Capital offices.
“We have identified Fusion as offering a business which offers great opportunities to grow. It complements our own property development business, and we plan to use Fusion products on some of our projects. However, we also believe there is a strong demand for these products at commercial and residential developments right across the UK and it is this relatively untapped market that we intend to target.”
The current annual turnover of £750,000 could be increased to £2 million in the next two years, and over £5 million in three to five years, added Alex. A high pedigree management team is being assembled and a number of new jobs will be created. Fusion manufactures aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling. All products are produced using the latest CNC computer controlled machinery. Ensuring a high quality product at all times.
Key Land Developments is delivering residential projects worth more than £40 million across the West Midlands.
Key Land Capital’s mission is to provide affordable, luxury and modern housing to students and professionals, whilst maintaining solid returns for investors. It acquires investment from private investors to develop sites throughout the Midlands, a mixture of residential new build and office to residential conversions.
Projects include the £15 million Ringway House student accommodation development in Coventry, Knights House, the office-to-residential conversion into 63 luxury apartments in Sutton Coldfield, and the creation of 24 apartments at a former office building in Stafford.
Written by Kevin Patrick Sharkey, Birmingham
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