Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 16

INDUSTRYNEWS TOP 1% OF CHARITY FUNDRAISERS »»REHAU IS ONCE AGAIN THANKING all the customers, colleagues and suppliers who supported its ‘Redkites’ charity skydive in 2015, because it has just been named in the top 1% of fundraisers for last year on the www.justgiving. com website. The skydive generated more than £5000 for the Prostate Cancer charity, and rather appropriately, this put REHAU in the top 5000 of the 500,000+ people who raised money via a Just Giving fundraising page in 2015. REHAU’s group of nine Redkites completed a series of tandem skydives from the maximum height allowed for civilians without oxygen in August 2015. They received fantastic support from across the industry with notable donations coming from customers Climatec Windows, Iceni Windows and Solar Windows, industry colleagues PHAM News and Reliance Worldwide Corporation, and suppliers Dialogue PR, Earl & Thompson Marketing, Switch, Windowbase and Wyatt. REHAU’s Marketing and Technical Director, Gareth Jones, who jumped alongside colleagues from REHAU’s windows, underfloor heating and cable management divisions, said: “The real thanks must go to our customers, colleagues and suppliers who gave us their backing and helped us make such a fantastic donation to the Prostate Cancer charity.” CHANGE TO INSPECTIONS PROVIDER »»FENSA HAS SWITCHED ITS installations inspections to RISA Ltd from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) from the beginning of the year. RISA Ltd is the new subsidiary company recently set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation Group (GGF Group). RISA Ltd is a brand new company with one of the most experienced inspections teams in the industry. The FENSA inspection team at the BBA is moving to RISA Ltd to continue to provide the same excellent levels of service and professionalism as before. FENSA Certified Installers will benefit from having the same inspector that they have worked with over many years, no change in inspection procedures or standards, but with better controlled costs that will minimise future increases in inspection fees over the next few years. FENSA is also pleased to announce that for at least the next 24 months, all inspection costs will remain frozen. “FENSA will be delighted to work with this new GGF Group company,” comments Chris Mayne, Managing Director, FENSA. “It offers the exciting opportunity of even closer collaboration and streamlined administration which will deliver more efficiencies. This should allow us to better control costs and improve the inspection service for FENSA Installers.” ‘the same excellent levels of service and professionalism as before’ For further information on RISA please email or telephone 020 7939 9300 Driving up output and efficiency »»WALSALL-BASED PROFILE 22 fabricator, Stedek, has taken a major step forward in the company’s quest for growth through higher output, improved quality control and greater efficiency by installing a Graf Synergy cutting and machining centre. Stedek MD and founder, Steve Page, commented: “To allow us to move further into commercial markets with Profile 22, in addition to answering growing trade sales using both Profile 22 and Swish, we needed a dramatic solution. That appeared to be the Graf Synergy cutting and machining centre. 16 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “The Graf Synergy will produce in two days what two people could previously produce in a week,” said Steve, “and with superb accuracy and efficiency. It has reduced profile wastage by 15% too - incredible! The investment will have tremendous benefits for our customers and, therefore for Stedek. We are now making more windows in a week than we were making in a month just a year ago. “With the backing of Profile 22 we are growing our business in commercial and public sectors, in which contractual commitments and obligations call for a more robust supply chain and again, the Graf Synergy gives us that.”