Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 38

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS INCREASE IN CAPACITY FOR COLOURFUL FUTURE IT’S ALL THERE » » FAST-GROWING PANORAMIC Group has launched its biggest and most product-packed showroom with the opening of the extended and fully refitted unit in Kettering, Northants. The new facility not only showcases the most comprehensive collection of the ever-expanding Panoramic range but also many variants and style options to give both trade customers and homeowners the best experience of what the Group has to offer. The new showroom is now one of nine run by Panoramic and its trading partners covering the whole of the UK but, as Group Managing Director Michael Connor explained, such a fast-growing product range needs ever more space to show them all fully at their best. “With recent acquisitions such as Welglaze PVC-U and the former Alumen, as well as our new IGU manufacturing division, we really have one of the widest ranges available,” he said, “ and, whether trade partners have their own showroom or not, this is already helping them to drive sales as well as gain their own hands-on experience of the ranges.” » » EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS, THE UK’s most successful systems supplier, has just announced that extrusion capacity at its Telford headquarters is about to increase by over 40%; also increasing its foiling capacity by 30% with the installation of new lamination lines. Clare O’Hara, Divisional Managing Director at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Work to install an additional 24 extrusion lines is nearing completion. The investment more than doubles our number of extrusion lines and takes the total number to 41. Coloured profiles are a key part of the future direction of the industry and this investment allows us to lead the way. As demand for our growing product range increases, this investment will enable us to continue to offer outstanding quality with impressive lead times into the future.” The manufacturing investment is just one part of what looks like being an exceptional year for Epwin Window Systems. It will be launching a new star performer at this year’s FIT show and will open a brand new, 300,000 sq ft state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution centre in Telford by the end of the year. Isle have what they’re having » » THERE CAN’T BE MANY MORE challenging climates in the UK for windows and doors than the Orkney Isles, off the North East tip of Scotland. So, when Apeer chose to Open Monday–Friday, 8am to 4pm, Saturdays by appointment. support its Double Diamond double-rebated door range with the islands’ installers, the company and its local distributor flew out to meet them, and see for themselves how the doors stand up to the challenge. “You don’t need to sample the weather up there for long to realise why more residents are choosing double rebated doors nowadays,” said Scott Dowling, Director of mainland fabricator Inverness Glass. Apeer sales manager, Alex Moore had spent a few days visiting long-standing customer, The Glass Shop in Kirkwall, the islands’ capital, and said: “The Single Diamond has been very popular but the Double Diamond is really catching up. It was great to get together with our customers in this way but Apeer got a lot out of it as well, getting to see first- hand what the Double Diamond can do for customers and installers. We were also able to install Apeer’s Door Builder software at The Glass Shop so they can design their door in every detail before ordering.” The new Kettering showroom is at: Unit 1 Bushacre Court Garrard Way Telford Way Ind Estate NN16 8TD 38 » A PR 2019 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M