Clearview National September 2016 - Issue 178 - Page 18

INDUSTRYNEWS Celebrating strong relationship 31 YEARS OF SERVICE MARKED WITH INVESTMENT »»LEADING PVCU TRADE COUNTER chain, Truemans, celebrated continued growth and successful relationships at their staff summer party last month, with help from profile giant Rehau. ‘Truemans started buying Rehau profile back in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since’ Joe Trueman, M.D., comments: “We’d all like to say a huge thanks to Rehau for their donation towards our summer party. We like to get all staff together at least twice a year and, this time, with Rehau’s support we had an incredible night out at Hotel Football, Manchester.” Truemans started buying Rehau profile back in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. Truemans now supplies over 1,000 frames a week to local installers in the north of England and there seems to be no stopping the progression of the business. Joe adds, “The strong and successful relationship we »»WHEN MARK SMITH STARTED have built with Rehau and our suppliers are extremely important to us and our continued growth and development. Rehau has been on this journey with us from the start and we will continue to support each other in future. We share the same emphasis on quality and customer service and that commitment sets the foundation for a very positive future together.” ENHANCED PRODUCT PACKAGING »»BOND IT, THE MANUFACTURER of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has introduced new packaging across its Mate and Premiere range of products. The new packaging has been designed to improve merchandising opportunities by offering increased stand-out on shelf as well as a more uniform and aesthetically appealing appearance across both ranges. It will also help to simplify the product selection process by using graphic icons to denote key product benefits and performance characteristics in a clear and immediate way. Commenting on the new packaging, Kirstie Cooper, Marketing Manager at Bond It, says: “As a quality-focused business, Bond It has a firm and unrelenting commitment to continued improvement in order to enhance not only our success but also that of our customers. 18 » SE P 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M ‘a step up in performance and innovation’ “It’s this desire to continually raise standards that has led to us updating the packaging employed across our Mate and Premiere ranges.” Bond It’s Mate range includes numerous competitively priced products, which are commonly used by a wide variety of trade professionals as well as DIY enthusiasts. Bond It’s Premiere range, the preferred choice for the professional trade user, offers a step up in performance and innovation levels and is priced accordingly. working for Peterborough-based PVCu fabricator, Trade Frame, he was an office junior at a company that was still very much in its infancy. Now, over 30 years later, not only has he worked his way up to become Managing Director, but Trade Frame has also gone from strength to strength over the years – and is now well placed for further dramatic growth, thanks to a recent acquisition by The Glazerite UK Group Limited. Mark, who started work at Trade Frame in July 1985, is not the only long serving member of staff at the company. Ian Harris, who joined shortly after in November ’85, is now the Factory Foreman, while David Neve, Team Leader in the dispatch department, started in November 1986 – that’s just three employees with over 90 years of industry experience between them! Mark says: “Thanks to the acquisition and subsequent investment by Glazerite in February, we now have a fantastic opportunity to not only strengthen our position in the market, but to grow significantly in the future. “We are overhauling the factory with new machinery and production software and will also be benefiting from Glazerite’s expert marketing support and online ordering systems as well.” L-R Dave Neave Ian Harris Mark Smith of Trade Frame who celebrate over 30 years of service with Glazerite investment