Featured Employer – Thetford, Rotherham
Thetford Ltd, manufacturers of innovative kitchen products, incorporating bowls, hot plates, cooking stoves and ovens for the Recreational Vehicle market finalized its move to a brand new manufacturing, warehousing, sales and UK administration facility in Manvers, Rotherham in May 2012.
Anticipating further growth world wide, continuing to meet demanding customer requirements and generating increased internal efficiencies were the reasons to look for a new facility. “Having already a long-standing history in the region and having the prime opportunity to upgrade our property to something that is tailored to our specific requirements for the longer term, made the decision to stay in Sheffield a well supported one”, said Paul Chambers, General Manager at Thetford Ltd.
Cookers, hobs, ovens, fires, sinks and various other products are all produced from raw materials such as glass and sheet steel.
A cooker for example begins with the hob, stamped out by a 500 tonne hydraulic press and moves through the production process to final assembly and testing
The glass component, once out sourced is now part of the manufacturing process within the factory. Manufactured on the latest machinery, cut, ground, screen printed, heat treated and air jet cooled producing tempered glass.
Thetford UK boast an export book to customers worldwide from Canada, to Australia and New Zealand as well as across mainland Europe. With orders covering Thetford’s product range of cookers, hobs and sinks.