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North Highland company Norscot changes hands after nearly 40 years

By David G Scott

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North Highland-based Norscot Joinery, manufacturer of windows, doors and timber frame house kits, has been acquired by 1st FSD Group.

Although the business may have changed hands, there will be no organisational changes, with day to day operations continuing to be provided by the existing management team.

Founded by the Body family in 1984, Norscot operates out of its manufacturing base in Bower, Caithness and a sales office on the Carse Industrial Estate in Inverness. Its customer focus is in the Highlands but it has supplied products throughout the UK and as far afield as Eire, France and Spain.

Former chairman and co-founder of Norscot Peter Body, at left, with 1st FSD Group CEO Tom Wang.
Former chairman and co-founder of Norscot Peter Body, at left, with 1st FSD Group CEO Tom Wang.

1st FSD Group CEO Tom Wang said: “We are very pleased to have acquired such a successful company. Norscot will continue to contribute to the local economy and serve the community. We see plenty of opportunities for growth in the future, and are confident that the current management team will be able to implement our future plan.”

In response, Norscot former chairman and co-founder Peter Body said: “The 1st FSD Group team bring a wealth of experience in both property and home improvement related sectors, which I’m sure will benefit the company and our customers. I wish them every success.”

Norscot manufactures the widest range of windows available from a single source. Materials include uPVC, timber and aluminium clad timber. It utilises styles which include casement, top-swing and tilt-n-turn and with entrance and patio doors to suit. Customers include local authorities, housing associations, the trade and homeowners.

Timber frame house kit manufacture is aimed primarily at the self-build market with ‘hand-holding’ by the company’s in-house design team to ensure customers achieve their dream home. Norscot has recently introduced its ‘WellBe’ concept of future-proofed, forever, ‘smart’ homes which are easy to maintain, accessible and adaptable, with low running costs.

Further information is available on the company’s website at norscot.co.uk

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