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Kitchen and fitted bedroom manufacturer Lanzet has boosted profits to record levels with a greener approach to its operations.

Blackburn-based Lanzet has seen turnover double year-on-year to £4.5m as profits resulted in £640,000 for the year ended 2015, its highest ever figure.

A catalyst to the record performance has been the continued investment in plant and machinery, and its commitment to renewable energy solutions, boosting operational efficiencies that have helped to streamline the business.

During the past 18 months Lanzet has upped its ‘green’ credentials and reduced costs by installing a commercial Biomass oven to efficiently burn its waste products generated during the on-site kitchen manufacturing process.

Lanzet has also expanded its Accrington Road facility by a further 8,000sq ft, as well as investing in a new production line of CNC machinery, which has in turn enhanced its manufacturing capabilities by growing its monthly supply of bespoke kitchens for house building projects across the UK.

To cope with its rapid growth, Lanzet has grown its staff base to more than 30 across its two sites in Blackburn and Reading, including the appointment of Rich Casement-Anderson and Lenny Minero as its new sales manager and installation manager, respectively, wiliest trebling its transport fleet.

Barry Casement, managing director, said: “Three years ago we set out an ambitious growth plan and have exceeded all targets and we look forward to further growing the business in the next 3 years to a £10m turnover business.

“While our core customer base of small to medium regional house builders creating new housing developments has remained robust, we have rapidly expanded into new areas such as permitted build, apartments, student accommodation and social housing through to more prestigious top end developments.”

Lanzet was established in 1985 and supplies fitted kitchens and bedrooms to its customer base of architects, property developers and house builders across the UK.