Opening the Door on a New Multi-Million Pounds Chapter

We are delighted to announce that we are moving to a new £6 million new production facility in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

As part of our continued expansion plans, we are relocating from our current premises in Sutherland road, Longton to new world-class facilities in Lymedale Business Park, Coaldale later this year.

Robust currently employ 150 staff but that number is growing as our client numbers continue to increase. We have ambitious plans for the new facility and to continue to grow by 50% by 2030.

Managing Director at Robust UK David Lycett said: “It’s a really exciting time for Robust UK as this is just the start of a major financial investment in our future and our growth plans. We have been looking to move to bigger, better facilities for some time, but we wanted to find the perfect location not just to meet our manufacturing needs but the right location for our staff too. We’ve made the announcement over this last week and everyone’s really excited about the move.

He added: “It’s not the first time we’ve moved. We actually started our journey from a factory in Tean when we were founded in 1997. We then moved to bigger premises in Cheadle as our business grew before moving again to our current home in Longton. Back in 2018 we invested £2 million into our existing site which allowed us to relocate the semi-automated production line from our facilities in Sweden, to the UK, significantly increasing our production capacity. Five years on though we have grown exponentially and have literally outgrown our current site. The new facilities are going to be state of the art and will have enough space so we can continue our exciting growth plans for the future. The new world-class facility will be fully furnished with new equipment to ensure there is no loss of production between sites while moving.”

The move is expected to be completed by November this year. To find out more please contact us on 01782 592900 or email

We manufacture more than 25,000 door sets every year – to customers across the UK and have more than 40 years’ experience in making custom-made steel door solutions.  Robust became part of the Novoferm Group in 2019 and this investment will build a world class manufacturing facility in Staffordshire. We supply an extensive product range, all designed and manufactured on-site at our current factory to both the industrial and commercial sectors. Robust are part of the Novoferm Group – Europe’s largest entrance system supplier, who supply an extensive range of products across the globe. Novoferm is part of the Sanwa Group, a world leading manufacturer of entrance systems- founded more than 50 years ago. They supply high quality, reliable and innovative products, through a global network of more than 100 companies and thousands of approved distribution partners. The Group have around 9,000 employees and annual sales in more than 60 countries totalling more than € 2.5 billion.