14 November 2019
At Furnitubes we believe in the positive promotion of UK manufacturing and the benefits that it brings to the UK economy. That’s why we are pleased to announce we have successfully been accepted into the number one marque of British manufacturing, Made in Britain. This accreditation further supports and promotes our beliefs in British manufacturing, enabling our customers at home and overseas to clearly identify our range of British-made products.
All new products to the Furnitubes’ range are designed with British manufacture in mind and wherever you see the Made in Britain marque our customers can be assured that the product is manufactured in the UK. Providing in-house manufacture gives us full control over our works programme and quality output, and we are accredited to ISO 9001:2015 ensuring a strong customer focus, a process-driven approach, and striving for continual improvement.
British manufacturing – the benefits
The UK is currently the ninth largest manufacturing country in the world and manufacturing accounts for nearly a quarter of the economy and more than 7.4 million jobs, according to research by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).
There are numerous advantages of using British manufacturers including:
- Minimal environmental impact
- Faster delivery times
- Reduced transportation costs
- Improved communication
- Improved supply chain management
Made in Britain accreditation
The Made in Britain logo is a collective mark that unites the British manufacturing sector and helps consumers, buyers and specifiers clearly identify products that are made in Britain. The Made in Britain mark represents quality and is accredited to businesses that sell goods that have been manufactured or have undergone a final substantial change in Britain before sale. The Made in Britain member’s online directory is used to source British-made goods for buyers, specifiers and consumers making the manufacturing standards clear to buyers under one collective mark.
"We are seeing manufacturing making a return to British soil. We have been able to demonstrate that, with volume, we can get close to prices offered overseas, while providing higher quality and shorter turnaround times across the board."
– Catherine Barratt, Executive Director, Furnitubes.