Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 78

HARDWARE& SECURITY FROM UKRAINE TO THE UK » » MILA HAS PARTNERED with the award-winning European hardware manufacturer AXOR to bring a brand new range of tilt and turn hardware to the UK market. Suitable for windows from 400mm to 1520mm wide and 370mm to 2390mm high, the new range gives fabricators a cost effective alternative to Siegenia and widens the choice for customers. Mila MD Richard Gyde explains, “The tilt and turn market is small but significant, particularly in the social housing sector and in the south of England and Scotland, but it has become increasingly price sensitive.” As such, the AXOR products sit firmly within Mila’s lower- priced HERO (Hardware Essentials to Rely On) range, but with no compromise on quality or performance. AXOR products from Mila - manufactured in a purpose- built factory in Ukraine with full ISO9001 quality accreditation - have been fully tested and accredited to all the necessary UK endurance and corrosion standards at Europe’s largest testfacility; IFT Rosenheim in Germany. In the UK, the range has also been PAS24 security tested at Mila’s own UKAS accredited test centre and is both Approved Document Q and Secured by Design compliant. Mila is keen to emphasise that it is not replacing its Siegenia products with AXOR. It is simply offering customers a wider choice. 7-fold sales increase confirms high spec growth » » HARDWARE DISTRIBUTOR Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report - UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd. The established fittings supplier confirms demand for both high specification products and mainstay lines. Affirming growth in electronic multipoint door locks, Carl F Groupco reports that SmartSecure, the company’s electronic locking and access control brand, has seen a seven-fold increase in year-on- year sales to end March 2018. Early adopters include Housing Associations and fabricators who recognise the benefits of added value opportunities, the access control options for domestic use and wide range of applications supported. AMA research findings also showed that multipoint locks comprise 62% of the market, a fact which underscores the continuing importance of the FUHR 881 locking system supplied by Carl F Groupco; the 881 is a fully electronic, motorised multipoint locking system with integrated panic function for security and convenience. The 12th edition of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report - UK 2018-2022’ provides detailed insight into the market. The report offers analysis of all major product groups and the issues impacting the market. products/door-window- fittings-2018 ANOTHER WIN MAKES IT A HAT TRICK OF EXPORT AWARDS » » LEADING DOOR HARDWARE manufacturer, P C Henderson, is celebrating major success after being crowned the winner of the Export Award at the North East Business Awards Grand Final. After winning the regional heats in March and being awarded SME Exporter of the Year at last year’s North East Exporters Awards, the company is now onto a hat-trick of awards for its exporting achievements. Shortlisted against two other leading companies from the region, P C Henderson was put before a panel of judges before being 78 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M announced as the winner at a prestigious award dinner. Held on Thursday 26th April at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield, and organised by the North East Chamber of Commerce, the prestigious awards evening aims to celebrate the achievements of some of the region’s most successful and innovative businesses. Trevor Cossins, Managing Director at P C Henderson commented on the good news: “Exporting on the scale that we do isn’t easy. Listening to our customers and taking a tailored approach to each market has been the key to our success and has resulted in us now trading to 70 countries worldwide and our exporting sales accounting for over 65% of total business sales.”