Clearview National July 2018 - Issue 200 - Page 32

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS Pearl partnership: 30 years for fabricator and supplier » » SCOTLAND’S Cairngorm Group is celebrating 30 years of Swish fabrication this year. To mark the occasion, Paul Lindsay, Epwin Window Systems’ Sales Director presented David Dowling, Managing Director of Cairngorm Group, with a commemorative plaque. Paul commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating this partnership milestone with Cairngorm Group. The Group was one of the first companies to fabricate Swish windows and we’re proud to be still working with them to this day.” David added: “We chose Swish because of its outstanding aesthetics that were streets ahead of what anyone else was offering at that time. Today it’s as popular as ever with our customers – its modern, contemporary lines mean it remains an extremely attractive system. “We need a system we can rely on to withstand our weather conditions and continue to perform. Features such as the additional 2mm weather cover on the Swish 24/7 system, which was ground-breaking when it was introduced, are important factors for us. “Cairngorm has needed to keep pace and adapt to the changing market over the years. But one of the few things we haven’t needed to change is Swish. Because they’ve consistently continued to deliver what we need.” GEARING UP FOR GROWTH » » AS PART OF ONGOING plans for growth and expansion in 2018, leading composite door manufacturer Apeer has heavily invested in its Ballymena factory with the addition of three new machines. “This investment in machinery forms just part of a wider programme of improvements being made to our factory, production processes and general infrastructure,” explains Managing Director Asa McGillian. “There is a definite focus on improving our production capacity this year and with the purchase of three new machines we are some way towards achieving our target. We had the SCM Accord 25 with 5-axis installed in January and the addition of this CNC machine has already helped increase our door production.” Also aiding this increase is the addition of a new spray booth and infrared curing oven. After experiencing a notable surge in demand for coloured doors, especially two tone doors, the company has invested in a third spray booth to ensure that they continue to manufacture within lead times and without any compromise on quality. Requests for larger decorative glass designs have also multiplied in recent months and Asa and his team recognised this as an area for the company to diversify. SUPPLIER SWITCH OPENS NEW WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY » » INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS, STRONG marketing and technical support have persuaded Hull-based fabricator Vulcan Windows to make the switch to Eurocell – the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products. Employing 80 staff, the company fabricates 500-600 frames per week at its factory in Clough Road. Commenting on the decision, Operations Director Paul Walker said: “Eurocell has the systems, the back-up and the service that we felt were lacking in our 32 » JUL 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M existing supplier, especially in the new build and commercial sectors, where Eurocell has teams actively seeking developments in on behalf of fabricators”. The switch is already paying off, Paul said. “We found that some housebuilders only specify Eurocell so there was a lot of work we couldn’t price for yet, since we signed up with them, we’ve been invited to look at jobs we wouldn’t have had a look in before”. For its part Eurocell is very pleased to add Vulcan Windows to its fabricator network, having been in business for 40 years and developed strong relationships with housebuilders, ranging from local firms to national names.