TFS – a processor of coated and laminated wood-based panel products – has launched a new facility that enables builders’ merchants to explore the benefits of processing to add value to timber substrates. Those attending a CPD seminar will be shown the scope of services that TFS can offer.

Following a year-long £500k investment programme TFS is sharing its expertise helping builders’ merchants to better understand the potential of utilising off-site processing. Long-term partner, BSW Timber recently used the new facility to host a training session on its IRO Timber range, which is processed by TFS.

“It’s vitally important that we share our knowledge of off-site processing and the benefits of pre-finished products with the wider team at BSW – and the new facilities at TFS allowed us to do just that,” said James Brennan, marketing manager at BSW Timber. “The training centre gave us the opportunity to discuss our new projects, while the factory tour allowed us to understand the capabilities of each machine and how to add further value to product ranges.”

“Following our recent investment programme, we have substantially enhanced our processing facilities. People are the backbone to successful business, and training is a fundamental requirement to development and a driver of industry change,” said Howard Morris, managing director at TFS.

“Recognising this, we invested in a training centre and seminar programme to educate the industry on our capabilities, hoping to spark inspiration for builders’ merchants to retain their buying power and control of substrates whilst enabling TFS to 'add value' into the supply chain. A win-win for both parties!”