Clearview Midlands November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 52

aluminium NEW INVESTMENT MEANS NEW SERVICE LEVELS Multi Fab Ltd, the fabrication arm of EAG, has a hard earned and well established reputation across the UK for the fabrication of architectural aluminium systems providing the highest level of expertise, quality and reliability to its ever expanding customer base. The business has pro vided a complete fabrication service to the construction industry for aluminium window, door and curtain walling for the past 25 years and, with its new and significant £500,000 CNC machining centre investment, hopes to continue this on for another 25 years or more. The business has 67 full time fabricators across two factories, one factory in Mildenhall Suffolk and the other in Attleborough Norfolk. The business is well geared for high volume 52 NOV 2013 fabrication, which attracts many main contractors for their large scale building projects. In addition to the aluminium window, door and curtain walling fabrication, Multi Fab also provides sheet metalwork manufacturing, producing many of the powder-coated and anodised panels that can be seen on building façades across the country and particularly in London. The company has recently been employed by Mount Anvil as specialist subcontractor to provide feature cladding and associated elements to the building’s façade as part of a new build residential/ commercial project on Union Street, London. The scheme, spread across three buildings, focuses on providing 85 new homes with an additional 279sqm of commercial space. Charlie Dyce, Business Development Director of EAG, said “We have built a strong working relationship with MA and their architect over a lengthy period in developing this scheme and are delighted to be able to bring it to fruition, the quirky MGM design will make this a landmark building in Southwalk, and another we are pleased to add to our portfolio”. Work has already commenced on site and is expected to be completed early in 2014. Way back in 1998, Mildenhall based façade contractor EAG was the first fabricator in the UK to invest in a combined routing and sawing CNC machining centre from specialist Italian CNC machine tool manufacturer Emmegi. This investment helped propel EAG to one of the most capable facades contractors in the UK enhancing component accuracy and doubling production capacity. EAG’s fabrication arm, Multi Fab Ltd, has just commissioned this latest investment from Emmegi, in a state-of-the-art Quadra L1 machining centre. This machine has the most up-to-date in cutting edge technology, providing enhancing component fabrication and individual part quality of the highest standard. EAG’s Pre-Construction Director Edward Whipp said, “In a time when the UK façade industry has taken a real bashing with many of the major players going out of business, it is exactly the right time for the group to be making this major investment. As in the rest of the economy, we are seeing activity pick up and the increased quality and capacity this new machining centre will deliver will position us perfectly to take advantage of these increased opportunities. The new Quadra will accelerate in house production and benefit our client service”. Multi Fab’s Nigel Woodhouse added, “Our new investment shows our ongoing commitment to the construction industry to provide good quality products at a competitive price. We are also saying we are open for business and here for the long term, so whether a customer requires just 1 window unit or 1000 units we can help.” Multi Fab is also finding that its supply only service for aluminium bi-folding doors is proving very popular with builders and installers alike. “Manufacturing good quality aluminium units is much more specialised than with other materials,” says Nigel. “We have expanded this side of our production business and now have some staff dedicated to making just bi-fold doors.” The new CNC machine means new efficiencies with faster lead times for specialised products. The company has ambitious expansion plans and owns additional land at the Attleborough location to be able to build another factory. It launched its renewable energy division, ‘Eagle New Energy’, from the site in 2010, which continues to grow by providing specialised Solar PV and other renewable energy solutions to commercial building projects. Multi Fab Ltd is multifaceted. Why not give them a call for your building façade requirements. Telephone 01638 582112. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com