Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 84

ALUMINIUM Adapt and overcome The Kestrel has survived thanks to its ability to adapt to its environment, which is why Managing Director, Steven Shute, chose this bird as a fitting namesake for his company, Kestrel Aluminium Systems. Clearview magazine went along to the company’s new premises in Aston, Birmingham to find out more… » » ESTABLISHED IN 1989, Birmingham-based Kestrel Aluminium Systems started as a small distributor of shopfront systems. The privately-owned company has since grown to become a nationwide fenestration systems house, developing commercial and domestic products to meet the ever-changing needs of the modern customer. But what is really impressive is the company’s industry leading 2 to 3-day lead time, something which is relatively unheard of in the aluminium sector. The company also supplies profile in half and quarter sizes, helping to reduce wastage for its fabricator and installer customers and delivers nationwide using its own fleet of 7 wagons. Kestrel Aluminium Systems also stocks every type of hardware but also gives the customer the option of using their own. National Sales Manager, John Treagust, explains, “In 28 years, Kestrel Aluminium Systems has experienced steady but consistent growth, from initially employing four people, to present day now employing over 50 members of staff. We found it necessary to relocate from our 60,000 sq ft premises to a new 120,00 sq ft site in November 2015, allowing us to bring our powder coating business in-house, with the new powder coating line commissioned in January this year. The powder coating line is 80% computer-automated and currently 84 » A PR 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M the most up-to-date in the UK, delivering consistency, efficiency and quality. “The new