Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 26

INDUSTRYNEWS AMBI-MAX ACHIEVES 50% SALES RISE »»TUFFX REINVIGORATED THE conservatory sector with the launch of Ambi-Max oversize glass units, as a simple but dynamic concept which has proved popular with all customers and consumers. Ambi-Max was launched initially as a niche glass roofing option that would eliminate common problems associated with muntin bar leaks. Popular for both domestic and commercial application s with the technical and aesthetic benefits it offers, the oversize Ambi-MAX option has achieved outstanding sales figures month on month, with a 50% increase from 2013–2015. Customers have been impressed by the high production standards combined with fast turnaround times as well as the flexibility of the national fleet, which delivers Ambi-Max either direct to site or factory. Many TuffX customers state that the simple solution Ambi-Max provides to a common technical problem has brought about many time saving benefits on site, with call backs virtually eliminated in relation to leaks. Additionally, the product offers a striking alternative aesthetic that allows for more dynamic conservatory design. Ambi-Max units are produced in the company’s modern manufacturing facility in Knowsley that has been carefully designed to accommodate the glass sizes required to produce the oversize units. There are few production companies today that can manufacture the units on such a fast turnaround with all requisite industry guarantees. Visit or call 0845 3 400 200 26 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Gary (centre right, tan shirt) and fellow Round Table members hand over the cheque to Children’s Wish Director Karen Winchcombe. Making wishes come true »»THE CHILDREN’S WISH CHARITY is over £15,000 better off, thanks to a hugely successful charity ball organised by Profile 22 fabricator, WindowsPlus of Coventry and its proprietor Gary Hampton. One of the highlights of the evening was when 280 guests saw a pair of Wimbledon Men’s 2016 Semi Final tickets plus hospitality, donated by Profile 22, raise nearly £1,500 towards the cause. “It was really fantastic that so many people helped to raise so much money for such a worthy cause,” said Gary after the event, “The people at Profile 22 were very generous. The Wimbledon tickets were among the most valuable donations we had and they really helped to make the event extra special. “Children’s Wish have since told us the total was the biggest amount they received from any single event all year.” He continued: “We have been a Profile 22 customer for over eight of our 12 years in business. They are very forward-thinking and supportive in everything we do. We never have any problems with them and if we ever do need any kind of technical back-up, they are always on hand.” £200K MACHINERY BOOST »»APEER, CREATOR OF THE LUMI seamless window system, has invested a further £200,000 in specialised machinery to keep pace with growing demand for its radical innovation. Lumi was an instant show-stopper when it was launched in May at Grand Designs Live, London, after two years in development and an investment of £500,000. Now, with orders flowing in and a UK-wide installer network almost complete, Apeer is adding a further major investment to strengthen and speed up production. The Lumi manufacturing process is carried out in a separate production plant at the Ballymena location with a new factory already in the pipeline. The company says the new equipment will enhance the main manufacturing processes and increase efficiency and quality control as well as ensuring the capacity to meet future demand. Linda Tomb, Marketing Manager for Apeer said: “Lumi is our first venture into window manufacture but it is already shaping up to be a significant part of our output. With this additional investment, we are confident we are fully ready to meet the demand that we expect from this exciting project.” The Lumi system is the latest range from Apeer, which also includes its Traditional, Contemporary and the ultra-contemporary Modo composite door collections.