Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 8

INDUSTRYNEWS FROM LE MANS TO LEICESTERSHIRE » » TRUFRAME HAVE recently equipped their sales team with four new Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron hybrid cars, which were inspired by the technologies developed for their Le Mans racing successes in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Audi first debuted the technology with their R18 e-Tron at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and subsequently one of the team cars was driven to victory, making it the first hybrid electric vehicle to win at the iconic race track. TruFrame already carries ISO 14001:2015 for their environmental management system and the adoption of hybrid cars, is a further commitment to helping to minimise their impact on the environment. The new Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron hybrid cars boast impressive emission levels of 37g/km of CO2 and a 580 mile range from a small 40 litre fuel tank. It’s also one of the few cars that qualifies for zero-rating in the Congestion Charge Zone in London, an acknowledgment of its impressive green credentials. David Firmager, managing director of TruFrame commented: ‘The new fleet of e-Tron hybrid cars for the sales team fully supports our commitment to the environment and our ISO14001:2015 certification.” New revenue opportunities » » OPPORTUNITIES FOR WINDOW and door companies to increase their product portfolio and boost their revenue streams are being offered by balustrade specialists Balconette. The company, which manufactures and supplies glass-walled balconies, is expanding its National Registered Partners programme throughout the UK and Ireland in response to the rising popularity of these types of products that open up interior light and space. Balconette’s approach is to develop long- term partnerships with trade customers who sign up to its growing programme, which stretches from Scotland to Cornwall and includes Northern Ireland and Jersey. Installers benefit from a comprehensive support package that includes training, product discounts, referral of enquiries and dedicated literature to help close sales, as well as installation advice. “We are always looking for professionals that we can collaborate with and recommend as potential local installers of our products to clients in their areas,” says Effi Wolff, Balconette Managing Director. “Our expanding network has helped to open up new sales opportunities for window, door and home improvement companies as well as installers and builders involved in all types of fenestration, refurbishment and improvement projects,” adds Effi. Smooth Transition » HUSPTTS۝[Y\H[[]ۙHوZ\^HXX]ܜ[[Hܜ[[\\]H]XܞK][X\\]X\ \Y[][^K[ X[H[ݙYH\HZ[[Z\\˜Y\ۜX[ۈ\\]Y]H[قX[X\Y\H[[][ۈH]›ٙX\[XܞH܈\H[XYH\[[[[[X\K'H[ݙH\[X]][\B[ܙX\HH[Hو\X[YX\[œ\ˈ\H\[H\۝[YY™\\ H[\H]ܙ]\\[Z\\Ž0H M0PTHHHR B[XYHH[ݙH\\و\ܙX]\[™܈ܛ[^[[ۋ8'H\X܈[[ۂY\^Z[Y '] L ]X\HH\KXZ[XܞB\[ܙH[XHH^HوH][\œ]K]H]X\\[[ܙH[\XHH]HY[XHܙX]H[[\ݙYܚ[[\ۛY[܈[و\Y[[[H]\[\\Y\˂x&\H[]X]YXX[و\^\[˜\Y\]\H[ܙH\]Z\YYY]Z\]\Yܛ[\]Z\[Y[˸'B˜][X\\˝Z