Everest 2020 Limited has announced the purchase of the brand, order book and assets of Evolution, a manufacturer of timber alternative windows and doors based in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
Evolution was previously a profitable business unit within the UK Windows and Doors Group (UKWDG), with the wider group recently going into administration. Everest says this acquisition secures the future of one of the UK’s highest-quality uPVC windows and door fabricators and will save many of those jobs.
The development also gives certainty to loyal trade customers who have been partnered with the Evolution brand for many years. Continuation of supply to these partners is of the highest priority to Everest, whose primary focus will be on supporting Evolution customers to navigate this change of ownership. All customers with outstanding orders with Evolution will be contacted over the coming days to inform them of their estimated delivery date to complete their order. New orders will be welcome from next week as the factory gets back up to capacity.
Paula Chambers, CEO of Everest, said: “This is a significant milestone for Everest, especially following the recent supply agreement with Veka, and we are very much looking forward to what the future brings.
“Firstly, I want to reassure Evolution’s trade customers that we intend to recommence trading the Evolution business as soon as is practicable and thank them for their patience – I appreciate the last few weeks have been very difficult for them and their customers. Our priority is to work closely and collaboratively with them; in the short term that means fulfilling orders which have been on hold since UKWDG’s entering administration and, in the slightly longer term, it means working together to enable continued delivery of excellent products and services to their customers.
“We are keen to maintain and build on these long-standing relationships and have been working hard over the last two weeks to secure supply and create an investment plan for the Evolution business which will build on its previous successes. Evolution partners chose the brand and its products for the high standards of quality and workmanship they rightly expect, and we are committed to building on these and the service Evolution provides its customers, to create even stronger partnerships going forward.”