Clearview National March 2018 - Issue 196 - Page 17

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS INCREASED MARKET SHARE IN THE UK » » PROFINE UK AND ITS KÖMMERLING brand have reported an increase in profile sales for 2017 based on audited figures, against a backdrop of market contraction. This has resulted in the continued trend of increasing market share in the UK for the German systems giant. It has been another hugely successful year for the KÖMMERLING brand in the UK, with trade partners and installers eager to benefit from the impressive product engineering of the C70 and O70 Gold systems, along with the patented PremiLine Pro patio door and large span lift and slide PremiDoor offering. In quarter 2, 2018, the company will be unveiling System 76 in the flush, casement and fully reversible formats, making it the most technically advanced PVCu window and door system designed for the UK market, boasting hybrid options, along with proEnergyTec profiles for Passivhaus and other technologies. There will be products from this system previewed at Fensterbau, which will be held in Nuremburg, Germany from March 21st-24th and the profine Group will be the largest exhibitor at the show. www.kommerling.co.uk Independent Network says there’s never been a better time to join » » WITH BIG CHANGES happening at the organisation, can you afford not to be IN? Independent Network powered by VEKA, the nation’s premier installer network, is inviting companies to join the organisation at a time when they can take advantage of record levels of investment and benefit from an innovative new consumer strategy. A promotional programme being delivered across the country is currently highlighting the opportunity for companies to join, by sharing the ‘Top Ten’ advantages of membership this year, including a huge re- brand from Network VEKA to independent Network. IN member companies are recognised as some of the most professional window installers in the industry. The organisation’s logo acts as a ‘stamp of approval’ demonstrating to customers (at a glance) that these companies have met the stringent requirements demanded in the approval process. Some of the many other benefits listed in the current recruitment brochure include: a sales generation programme that generated 17,000 new leads in 2017, subsidised marketing material via the new portal, consumer finance options, free legal advice, free training and much more. www.inveka.co.uk/join EVEN MORE REASONS FOR ENTERING THE 2018 SCHUECO EXCELLENCE AWARDS » » ACCORDING TO SCHUECO UK, innovations and improvements being introduced for the 2018 competition mean that there are now even more reasons for entering the Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation. Inaugurated in 2013, these annual awards aim to celebrate the very best in building design and construction in the UK and Ireland. This year, Schueco UK’s new co-sponsor, Architecture Today, will be adopting a dynamic multi-media approach to ensure the deepest possible engagement with the architectural profession and specialist contractors. The result will be even greater promotional opportunities for the winners and short-listed finalists in the competition. In addition to print advertising, the 2018 Awards will be promoted by extensive on- line advertising, emails and a telemarketing programme. A dedicated micro-site, complete with tweets to AT followers, will carry full coverage of the Awards ceremony. Videos of the winning entries will be shown at the Gala Luncheon celebrating the Awards. They will also be featured in a 24-page AT supplement and a video of the winners will be broadcast on the Schueco UK and AT websites. The closing date for entries is 5pm on 23rd April 2018. www.architecturetoday.co.uk/ schuecoexcellenceawards2018. C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » M AR 2018 » 17