Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 16

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS TOTALS SOAR AFTER YEAR OF FUNDRAISING » » 2018 SAW ERA, THE Wolverhampton-based security expert, raise £11,262.86 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, having made the organisation its chosen charity for the year. At the outset ERA had set a £10,000 target, enough for four call- outs, each costing approximately £2,500. Employees used their ingenuity to come up with a broad variety of fund-raising activities, including a book sale, Valentines’ raffle, Grand National competition, World Cup raffle and sweepstake, Christmas raffle, a sponsored Snowden walk and collection tins. In addition, ERA’s suppliers kindly made donations. Commenting on the donation, Jon Cottrell of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity said: “We are reliant on donations to keep us operational as we receive no government funding. For anyone wishing to know more about how to get involved with the charity, please visit www.midlandsairambulance.com for more information.” Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 49,000 missions, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK. www.eraeverywhere.com “Setting the standard for innovation in the industry” » » EPWIN WINDOW Systems has announced investment in a new 300,000 square foot distribution centre in Telford, Shropshire. Clare O’Hara, Managing Director said: “2019 will be a big year for Epwin as we continue to set the standard for investment and innovation in the industry. We are committed to investing for the future and delivering exceptional products and service to the UK market as demand continues to grow. The new warehouse and distribution centre will help us to do that.” The new facility is just one part of a wider programme of investment for Epwin Window Systems this year. The company is also about to expand its extrusion capacity by more than 40% and increase foiling capacity by a further 30%. And alongside investment in its facilities, product development continues apace. The countdown to the launch of a new star performer has already begun and the announcement looks set to be one of the biggest at this year’s FIT Show. www.epwin.co.uk GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR DISTRIBUTION » » WITH EFFICIENCY IN MIND, Endurance has recently invested in three long wheel base Mercedes Sprinter Vans to expand an already impressive Distribution Network. With sales increasing by over 30% in the past 12 months, Endurance has been investing heavily in operations during 2018, with further investment scheduled during 2019, in order to deliver customer service excellence as standard. The new vehicles feature full Endurance branding, complementing the existing distribution fleet of four Iveco Eurocargo Lorries and eight long wheel base vans. Delivering weekly throughout England and 16 » A PR 2019 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Wales, with many areas enjoying two to three deliveries per week, this latest investment is fantastic news for Endurance installers. With the welfare of their Installers kept closely at heart, Endurance have committed themselves to ensuring their industry-leading composite door can be delivered as quickly and as smoothly as possible. And, although travelling great distances across the nation, Endurance is utilising scheduling software to ensure environmental friendliness is maintained. This is achieved by optimising delivery routes, which allows for better fuel efficiency and lowered carbon emissions throughout the year; they are committed to delivering exceptional standards in a sustainable way. www.endurancedoors.co.uk