Manufacturing, Moving and Manpower. There are a few changes happening at Elite over the next few weeks, so we thought best to put all the key details together to keep you informed. While we are excited for a fresh start in a new location, we know that change often brings questions. Therefore, some key points are laid out below.
After nearly 70 years of manufacturing in house, we have made the decision to close our manufacturing facilities. A combination of the aging workforce, difficulties hiring new skilled staff and rising costs means that our in-house manufacturing has become unfeasible.
We have taken time to build relationships with a handful of Scottish and English manufacturers who will be making the bespoke items to our specifications, ensuring you receive the Elite quality you know and love. Working with external manufacturers also means we have reduced waiting times, more consistent quality and are able to hold stock, helping us to reduce lead times when items are needed with short notice.
Without the need for a manufacturing space, we are taking the opportunity to move to a property better suited to maximise our showroom space. We are remaining in the central belt, making it as easy as possible for visitors to pop in.
With unique spaces, the new showroom will give us the opportunity to increase the product range on show, further demonstrating the wide range of styles we cater to. Keep an eye out for updates online as we start designing and decorating the new space. We look forward to hosting you there soon.
The friendly faces you have come to know are still at the center of Elite. From the managers to sales and admin staff, the team of Elite is moving with the office. Our installation team are continuing to visit sites across the UK, installing furniture, flooring, curtains, pelmets and blinds.
The easiest way to stay up to date with the move is via our social media. Our LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook will all be sharing regular updates as we start to pack and move. We are passionate about ensuring as little disruption to our customers and work as possible. As always the team is contactable anytime via the phone, email or text with your point of contact.
Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to our loyal customer base and suppliers. We look forward to inviting you to our new showroom soon.