Clearview National May 2018 - Issue 198 - Page 32

UKPAVILION FLYING THE FLAG FOR UK FENESTRATION DISTRIBUTORS AT FENSTERBAU » » NOT ONLY WAS WINDOW Ware a first-time exhibitor at Fensterbau, it was also the only UK fenestration hardware distributor with a presence at this year’s event. That made it even more imperative to put on a good show and demonstrate the strength, professionalism and huge potential that the British fenestration industry has to offer overseas firms. MAXIMUM NETWORKING POTENTIAL “We went to Fensterbau with high hopes for raising Window Ware’s profile in the market and finding new opportunities to grow the business in all directions” explained Window Ware’s MD, Sam Nuckey. “We’re pleased to report that we achieved our goals with great success! We met with several potential new customers keen to support their businesses with a flexible, one-stop, optimised supply of hardware, tools and consumables, plus prospective brand partners looking to work more collaboratively with us to help distribute and add value to their products. Fensterbau might be finished for another year, but we’re still hard at work carefully nurturing these new leads and building budding partnerships.” THE RIGHT STUFF There’s no doubt that Window Ware has what it takes to impress fabricators and trade counters alike. Armed with an unrivalled 6,500-strong product range, an ever-ready stockholding worth £2.5 million, a highly-experienced sales team and a first-class service record, Window Ware is fully primed to deliver virtually every fenestration essential on time, every time. What’s more, the flexible team at Window Ware isn’t fazed by tight turnarounds or exacting requirements - over the last 30 years, they’ve become experts at working closely with customers to help them manage their hardware supply chain. Having achieved a 97% OTIF every month since the start of 2018 and a TrustScore that hasn’t dropped below 9 out of 10 for over a year, it’s clear Window Ware has got hardware provision down to fine art. That’s just what today’s time- sensitive, savvy trade professionals and fabricators want to hear! SIEGENIA SHOWCASES ITS VAST PRODUCT RANGE AT FENSTERBAU » » SIEGENIA, ONE OF THE UK’S AND Europe’s leading hardware suppliers committed fully to the recent Fensterbau exhibition with over 1,000 square feet of floorspace to showcase their vast range. UK General Manager Adrian Vicker and his team were on hand to meet UK visitors and show them around the stand to demonstrate the product range. Of particular interest was the opportunity to see the new Titan AF Tilt and Turn range. Speaking about the product Adrian was delighted share his enthusiasm for the recently acquired independent testing through the BBA – the first in the UK to achieve this standard on the latest design of the hardware. “Having supplied Tilt and Turn gearing into the UK for over three decades now, everybody knows that Siegenia has an undoubted pedigree when it comes to developing and supplying quality hardware in the fenestration industry. We have been here since the start, and our commitment 32 » M AY 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M to developing new products and most importantly to independently test those products is unwavering. “It is why, even after all this time, achieving BBA accreditation on our range is a really exciting development for us. “There is no better stamp of approval than to have independent and widely recognised test programmes associated with your products, and BBA certainly fits that bill. To be the only system in the UK which carries this mark is just an added tick in the box given the rigorous nature of the testing that the product undergoes to achieve it. “To be able to talk to UK visitors at Fensterbau about this was great, and their feedback was extremely positive. “We also had the opportunity to show them some of the products in our extensive range which they may not have been so familiar with including the HS Portal system for lift and slide doors with its barrier free threshold and soft close features to name just two of its amazing selling points, and our Aero ventilation range which is really catching the attention of the market. “It was a great few days and we were delighted to be able to see so many of the customers who buy our products in person to show them just what an extensive range Siegenia has.”