Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 8

INDUSTRYNEWS INVESTING FOR DEMAND AND EFFICIENCY »»FACED WITH A continued rise in demand for its products in the south west of England, Swish fabricator, Seal-Lite Group, has reached the end of an 18-month period of investment in the company’s infrastructure, with customers immediately seeing benefits. No less than £300,000 has been spent on a programme that has seen every aspect of the Clevedon, Somerset-based company’s production facility enjoy improvements, with new machinery from Rotox, Elumatec and Haffner-Murat, in addition to tracking technology provided by First Degree Systems. The result is greater than 99% on time and in full deliveries to its customers and a marked improvement in efficiency. With sales now swelling to more than £5 million, including a rapidly growing trade sales division of £3 million, the latest investment is designed to accommodate this continued increase in sales and improve its efficiency whilst providing ease of management and control of the company and its day-to-day output. Chris Shearn who runs the company with brother Jim commented: “We were already running at very high efficiency and quality rates but we wanted to improve the processes as well as grow output.” “The Swish brand also continues to be very effective,“ he added, “backed with a huge range of brochures, samples, mailers, point of sale and even clothing that they use for their own customers.” Showcasing specialist fabricator credentials »»ESTABLISHED IN 2002, Gloucester’s Mercury Glazing has a wellestablished reputation for being one of the industry’s most reliable specialist fabricators of niche PVCu and aluminium products. Mercury is perhaps best known for manufacturing Spectus PVCu vertical sliders. The company sees impressive year-on-year growth for this product and sales in 2015 were up 18% on 2014, which demonstrates how fast Mercury’s reputation is spreading. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, comments: “We’re delighted to have seen sales growth for our Spectus vertical slider last year, not least because it means we have seen year-on-year growth every year we have been manufacturing it.” Mercury is one of Spectus’ largest vertical slider fabricators and one of the few to offer a Secured by Design option. It manufactures ‘We’ve built our name on supplying quality products’ in a full range of colours, plus white and foil finishes so there is something to complement all homes. Chris Reeks concludes: “Despite our growing reputation and year on year growth, we never become complacent. We’ve built our name on supplying quality products and being a good company to work with and we have no intention of letting that change.” CATHEDRAL ABSEIL FOR CHARITY »»TRADE FABRICATORS Warwick North West recently served as a main sponsor for a charity abseil at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. The event, which sought to raise money for the Multiple System Atrophy Trust, saw famous faces including Geordie Shore star and I’m a Celebrity… winner Vicky Pattison navigate their way down the world’s fifth largest cathedral sporting T-shirts emblazoned with the Warwick North West logo. Multiple system atrophy is a rare neurological condition caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain, leading to problems with movement, balance, and other bodily functions. The MSA Trust seeks to support sufferers of the disease, their families and carers, while funding research in the hope of finding the cause for and eventually curing MSA. “We were delighted to sponsor the event,” commented Warwick North West director 8 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Greg Johnson. “MSA is a rare and little-understood condition, and the trust is a fantastic charity offering a huge amount of support to sufferers of the disease.” This isn’t the first time Warwick has connected with a famous face – the fabricator recently teamed up with local celebrity Ricky Tomlinson to promote its Innolux bi-fold door. Watch the video at http://www.warwicknorthwest. For more information call 0151 933 3030 or visit