Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 34

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS SPECTUS MARKS MERCURY’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN BUSINESS To help Mercury Glazing Supplies Limited mark its 15th year in business, Spectus recently presented company owners and Directors Steve Cross and Martin Halford with a commemorative plaque. Hurst drives ahead with new delivery fleet » » HURST PLASTICS HAS STOLEN another march in the industry with a major investment into a fleet of new delivery vehicles. The leading door panel and composite door manufacturer has purchased 15 brand new eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans as part of an ambitious £500,000 investment programme into company vehicles. The move, which swiftly follows the company’s investment into new vehicles for its national sales team, will help Hurst Plastics to further improve operational efficiency and enhance customer service. The Hurst Plastics fleet delivers throughout the whole of the UK and consistently maintains an on-time in-full record of above 98.5%. Each vehicle in the fleet is equipped with Hurst Plastics’ sophisticated fleXipod electronic proof of delivery system, which provides Hurst’s customers with accurate, real time information on their scheduled deliveries. Hurst’s fleXipod system seamlessly integrates with the company’s Hurst Live package - a complete solution which provides customers with essential, live information on every single order they place. Hurst Live’s intelligent technology enables customers to easily chart the real-time status of their order from order processing through to manufacture and onto delivery. In conjunction with fleXipod, it captures essential delivery recipient information, including a signature for proof of delivery. 34 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M » » ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND precision crafting make it one of the best PVC-U alternatives to traditional timber box sash windows. Equal sash widths, traditional ovolo styling on all planes, flush gaskets, a deep bottom rail and a 128mm frame all ensure authentic aesthetics. Dedicated end caps and cills plus optional features such as a weather bar or Georgian bars enable the addition of bespoke features. And with a mechanically jointed option, the authentic aesthetics of the window can go to the next level. Authentic details, but the Spectus VS is a 21st century window, available in the 28 colours of Spectus’ Spectrum range (including 10 stock colours). Easy to open thanks to the spiral balance mechanism, travel stops ensure child safety. It can achieve a WER of A+ and a U value of 1.3W/m2K, is PAS24 compliant and designed to achieve SBD status. For installers, it has 150mm and 210mm cills and 10mm/20mm/50mm frame packers for maximum flexibility. www.spectus.co.uk EXCELLENCE AS STANDARD Epwin Window Systems is working with FENSA as its preferred partner to deliver self-certification for installers that are part of its ground-breaking Excellence as Standard programme. » » TO DEMONSTRATE THE PARTNERSHIP, members of the Excellence as Standard programme will receive a card branded with both FENSA and Excellence as Standard as well as access to FENSA training and priority information on new FENSA products. Excellence as Standard advocates excellence at every stage of a project – from manufacturing through to the physical installation in a consumer’s home. Homeowners will benefit from the reassurance that all aspects meet a high quality industry standard and in turn help the installer gain a competitive advantage while delivering the best possible service across the customer journey. When an installer signs the Excellence as Standard charter, they are making a pledge to commit to striving for excellence in fenestration in a culture that permeates every level of a member’s business. In return, they will have access to support and tangible benefits designed to drive quality and sales, including effective lead generation, quality products, the EAS Academy, marketing support, partner benefits and the support team. www.epwin.co.uk