Ready assembled furniture manufacturer Kingstown has announced it has invested in a new ‘Prototype Shop’ as part of its factory expansion programme.

The new Prototype Shop, which is based at its 11-acre site in Hull, East Yorkshire, allows Kingstown to cater for a quicker new product turnaround using its new equipment that will ensure faster, more accurate and high quality samples.

Dave Frampton, design director of Kingstown, said: “This new shop will save time and reduce overall cost in the product development process. The new machinery in the Prototype shop along with the skilled workforce with 40 years’ experience makes the design idea reality. The prototype is always the focal point for discussion with the design and engineering team.”

An increased workspace was also created for the prototype team to enable them to be at the forefront of prototype production

Richard Sharp, Kingstown managing director, added: “The state of the art prototype shop ensures that all products meet and indeed exceed our customer expectations as a computer generated plan is developed into a real product.”