Clearview National November 2017 - Issue 192 - Page 62

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS GREY SUBSTRATE ADDED TO IDEAL 4000 » » ALUPLAST HAS ADDED A GREY substrate option to its contemporary and highly flexible Ideal 4000 window system. The leading-edge 70mm offer is defined by its SquareLine profile and the flexibility that it delivers, as a fully integrated product offering. This includes aluskin, a highly innovative ‘clip-and-fix’ aluminium exterior finishing system. Building on proven technology, it allows PVC-U fabricators to manufacture an aluminium-clad PVC-U casement window without the requirement for specialist equipment – opening-up access to new market sectors. Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing, aluplast, said: “Finish, foils and colour are key drivers of growth in the UK window industry - particularly in the second- time replacement market. That means that it holds thousands of metres of coloured and woodgrain profiles in stock, including popular anthracite grey, black, cream, rosewood and golden oak. These are available for ex-stock delivery within just days of orders. It also offers special foils in 15-days or less with no minimum order, no surcharge and no setting up charge on special colour orders. “The number of doors and windows supplied in grey foils makes grey substrate a very subtle but important evolution of our offer”, concluded Cocken. TRANSITION TO OPTIMA WAS SEAMLESS SAYS HERITAGE TRADE FRAMES » » MANY FABRICATORS ARE concerned about the impact switching to a new system will have on their production schedules. It’s something the Profile 22 technical team was well aware of when they introduced Optima last year and a meticulous and detailed process was developed to ensure every changeover went smoothly. And feedback from customers agrees it was exactly that. Paul Culshaw of Heritage Trade Frames in Bolton says: “As an established Profile 22 customer, we switched to Optima following the product’s launch in 2016. The changeover of systems was meticulously planned with minimal disruption to our day to day production.” Paul is also convinced the system will continue to deliver: “We are confident that the system will continue to be enhanced and developed while continuing to exceed our expectations.” So, if you’re looking for a system that will be easy to switch to, will benefit your business and will continue to evolve to represent the best in 21st century window design, look no further than Optima by Profile 22. It’s the system that gives you more opportunities, more markets and more sales. Quotation time to the end client stripped to minutes » » EMPLAS HAS STRIPPED HOURS OUT of the time taken to create professional quotes to the end client with its new quotation software. Offered as part of its online EVA (Emplas Virtual Assistant) support tool, it creates detailed and professional quotes in a matter of minutes, pulling in relevant certification, accreditations and product specifications from minimal data input. This is built around a tailored quotation template including tailored Quality Charter; Quality Assurance; BSi Kitemark Licence – enhanced security and Window Energy Ratings 62 » N OV 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M guide; Specific energy labels as relevant to the order; and security overview. It also includes enhanced security Kitemarks as relevant; Secured by Design Certification if relevant; BSi window and door surveying license; guide to Pilkington EnergiKare; independent accreditation certification. EVA – the Emplas Virtual Assistant was launched by Emplas last year. This features lead generation and management software, automated quotations, remote placement of orders and subsequent order tracking, facilities to check invoices and CE Marking.