Aston Architectural Aluminium celebrates 10 year anniversary

The team of Aston Architectural standing inside there factory.

Award-winning family-run fabricator, Aston Architectural Aluminium, is marking its tenth anniversary this year, celebrating a key milestone for the company.

Set up by Managing Director Jaykishan Gorasia in 2013, Aston Architectural moved to its purpose-built 10,000 sq ft headquarters and factory in Watford in September that same year, and has made significant developments to its service and product offerings since.

In 2019, the company invested heavily in machinery, meaning output was doubled and orders could be facilitated much quicker. Aston puts its own unique stamp on windows and doors manufactured using the Smarts, Schüco and JSP Aluminium systems, with additional features which make them stand out from the competition. With a standard turnaround time of one week and a rush order time of 24 hours, Aston Architectural works to ensure its customers lead times are always met, no matter how tight.

To assist with this, the company has invested in stock, maintaining six months’ minimum to avoid delays caused by supply shortages, and has implemented a ‘traffic light’ system in its factory to consistently monitor stock levels.

Jaykishan Gorasia, Managing Director for Aston Architectural Aluminium, commented: “It is a huge achievement for us to be celebrating our tenth anniversary surrounded by loyal customers and staff. At Aston, clients’ lead times are hugely important to us. With this in mind, over the last ten years we have focused on investing in both stock and staff training, to make our processes as efficient as possible.

“Many of our staff have been with us from the start of our journey. We support our fabricators in completing their lean manufacturing diplomas, and because of this we are able to maintain a small, close-knit workforce, which we promote from within.”

Recent developments at Aston Architectural have focused on improving installers’ experiences. These have included the production of short video clips to clearly demonstrate how to install each of Aston’s products, streamlining the installation process, and the development of its own automated order process for installers, ensuring that order deadlines aren’t missed and shortening lead times.

Jaykishan said: “We are always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives easier, both during and after their purchasing experience with us, which is why we have grown such a loyal customer base over the last decade.

“Following a successful ten years of trading, this is something we hope to expand and build on going forward. We are excited to continue bringing top quality products and customer service to installers, fabricators and builders nationwide.”