Clearview National January 2018 - Issue 194 - Page 18

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS EXCELLENCE AS STANDARD MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME » » SPECTUS TRADE FABRICATOR Universal Trade Frames has recently announced it has joined Spectus’ Excellence as Standard membership programme. Brian Kruger, Universal’s Managing Director, said: “Excellence as Standard is just the kind of ambitious, proactive, high quality membership programme we’d expect from a brand such as Spectus.” As an Excellence as Standard fabricator Universal Trade Frames will be able to support its customers in becoming Excellence as Standard installers via the EAS Academy. Once members, installers are better equipped to gain the loyalty and trust of homeowners and tap into the comprehensive support that the programme offers. Universal Trade Frames will benefit from being able to access up-to-the-minute technical support and training to help it achieve the highest manufacturing standards, plus details of current legislation and the latest industry information. Universal Trade Frames will also be able to help generate leads for its installers with a dedicated page on its website that incorporates an Excellence as Standard-accredited installer finder and review centre. Roto stays on target The supervisory board of Roto Frank AG decided to once again renew the contract of Dr Eckhard Keill, the chairman of the board of directors. » » “WE ARE PLEASED WITH the continuity and the successful path we are taking to move forward together with Dr Eckhard Keill,” explained Dr Michael Stahl, chairman of the supervisory board of the international construction supplier. “The continued geographical distribution and the current product campaign requires a great deal of experience and broad knowledge,” continued Dr Stahl. “The company considers itself to be well-positioned in an extremely challenging environment. It is also necessary to continue to actively help shape the increasing consolidations in the industry.” The Roto Group generates a turnover of around EUR 630 million with approximately 4,900 employees. MAJOR MANUFACTURING MILESTONE » » MARKET-LEADING FABRICATOR Sternfenster are celebrating a major manufacturing milestone. Over ten years of partnership with Edgetech, Sternfenster have produced over one million IG units using Super Spacer warm edge spacer technology. Sternfenster, the Lincoln fabricator behind fast-growing installation business Starglaze, has built itself into one of the industry’s biggest and most respected brands through more than four decades of hard work and innovation. Today, the firm supplies a comprehensive selection of PVCu windows and doors using Deceuninck’s 2500 and 2800 profile systems, 18 » JAN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M and high-performance aluminium products from Smarts. “We’ve benefitted hugely from our relationship with Edgetech,” commented Sternfenster MD Mike Parczuk. “Super Spacer hasn’t just dramatically improved the thermal performance of the units we produced. “Super Spacer doesn’t need to be cut into bar length form, it comes pre-dessicated, and it doesn’t need a PIB primary seal applied. Taken altogether, it’s helped revolutionise our manufacturing process, and helped us grow from strength to strength.” Chris Alderson, Edgetech MD commented: “It’s fantastic to reach such a momentous milestone with Sternfenster. It’s been a privilege working with one of the most forward-thinking, quality-driven businesses in UK fenestration.”