Roseview Comes Up Smelling Of Roses

Roseview Windows has doubled its capacity over the past two years to 750 PVC-U vertical sliders per week. It attributes much of its ability to cope with that kind of growth to switching to Business Micros’ Evolution manufacturing and EvoNET business management software.

The move to software platforms was made during the pandemic and is now paying dividends. Roseview plans to go even further and increase to a record breaking 1,000 sliders a week.


 “Like so many in the industry, we saw demand rocket after the first lockdown. Because ours is a relatively labour-intensive operation, we would have struggled to respond to that if we hadn’t been able to modernise our factory and automate so many of our admin and business management processes with the help of Business Micros.”

– Managing director, Roseview Windows 




Roseview doubled its factory space in 2021 and now occupies two factories totalling 45,000sq.ft. It also invested in a third machining centre and increased its shopfloor workforce to more than 70.

All three machining centres are now linked to Business Micros’ Evolution manufacturing processing software. The EvoNET business management system has been installed to give the Roseview team complete visibility of every aspect of the operation. There are now barcode scanning points throughout both factories so that every frame can be tracked from start to finish. And a full raft of EvoNET modules means that the Roseview team also has full, real-time visibility of every order from quotation right through to despatch.

For Richard Burrells, this is key to being able to grow the business in a controlled way – even during the pandemic. He adds: “We’ve gone from paperwork and whiteboards to a fully digitised factory with a dashboard facility which lets us see everything from production volumes to product mix, sash to frame ratios and individual fabricator output at a glance. That kind of insight has been vital as we’ve expanded and obviously gives us the platform we need to plan how we move forward in the future.”


Next Touch

The next step for Roseview is to add Business Micros’ new BM Touch software to its operation. The Touch portal option for fabricators integrates directly with Evolution and EvoNET and means installers will be able to quote, price and place orders with Roseview online using real time product and pricing data.

Picture: Vertical slider fabrication at Roseview.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
28th September 2022


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