PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS FIRST SYSTEMS COMPANY COMMITS TO ACOUSTIC TESTING PROGRAMME » » DECEUNINCK IS THE FIRST window systems company in the UK to commit to systematic acoustic testing of its full product range. The testing, which is being run in partnership with Bluesky Certification and the University of Salford will help Deceuninck fabricators and installers provide solutions to homeowners affected by high levels of external noise. Rob McGlennon, MD at Deceuninck, says: “Noise is now a major irritant and harmful factor in our lives but with the right tools and technical information the window industry can reduce noise, and improve the quality of people’s lives in a very big way. That’s why Deceuninck has been investing in what we’re told is the first systematic acoustic testing by a systems company of its full range. Deceuninck has already completed testing of our 2500 and 2800 casement; 2500 and 2800 Tilt & Turn; 5000 Tilt & Turn; and FRW Fully Reversible Window. Certified acoustic data testing of the rest of our range is underway.” www.deceuninck.com FACING THE FUTURE ON 130TH BIRTHDAY » » AT AN EVENT TO MARK a phenomenal 130 years in business, hardware experts Caldwell has unveiled a set of core values designed to guide its development in the decades ahead. Sales Director Tim Ferkin explains: “Not many businesses reach 50 years, let alone 130, and when you do, you can’t help but reflect on where you’ve come from, and where you want to go next. What kind of business do we want to be in another 10, 50, 130 years’ time? “That’s why we decided to go back to basics – to drill down and find the fundamental values that have got us this far and want to strengthen in the future.” The result was eight core values: 1. Integrity: “We are ethically unyielding. Trust is foundational.” 2. “Safety of our team is never jeopardised for any reason.” 3. Collaboration: “We achieve uncommon results by working on common goals.” 4. “We hold ourselves accountable to proactively see, own and solve problems.” 5. “Humility protects us from the arrogance of success.” 6. Passion: “We are committed in heart and mind.” 7. Innovation: “We challenge the norm and embrace change.” 8. Customer obsession: “We are relentlessly focused on meeting the needs of our customers.” www.caldwell.co.uk 6 » SEP 2018 » CL EARVI E W- U K . C O M “The boundlessness of architecture, the possibilities of digitisation and new technologies” The Rosenheimer Fenstertage is one of the most important congresses of the window and facade industry. Nearly 1,000 visitors from all stages of the value chain will come to Rosenheim in October to find out about the most important trends in technology, standardization and science. » » THIS YEAR’S 30 lectures and workshops will be entitled ‘Unlimited opportunities for designs, markets and technology’. It is about the boundlessness of architecture, the possibilities of digitisation and new technologies, and the opportunities offered by the open markets in the EU. To see the complete lecture programme, for all further information on the event and to register for the Rosenheimer Fenstertage and press conference, please visit www.ift-rosenheim.de Registration deadline is September 21, 2018. The press conference will take place on Wednesday 10 October at KU´KO, Room Munich. Further information will follow shortly before the event. With best regards from a rainy Rosenheim.