Clearview North July 2014 - Issue 152 - Page 6

INDUSTRYNEWS APEER’S GRAND DESIGNS ON UK CONSUMERS Apeer Doors has hailed its first ever mainland consumer show an outstanding success. The company’s nine day appearance at Grand Designs Live (ExCeL, London, May 3 – 11) provided the perfect platform to raise brand awareness with consumers, as well as strengthen relationships with key London and Thames Valley customers. Said UK sales manager Pete Shears, who led the Apeer team at the high profile show: “Although we have exhibited at a number of events throughout Ireland, this was our first consumer show in England and provided us with a fantastic opportunity to communicate directly with the end user and spend time with several of our customers.” The company showcased designs from its contemporary MODO collection along with two more traditional doors and its popular stable door. The stand also featured a ‘wall of colour’ showing Apeer’s range of 24 readily available fashionable colours. Apeer is also taking part in Grand Designs Live, Birmingham (NEC, October 9 – 12) and has rebooked the London event for 2015. ‘a fantastic opportunity to communicate directly’ FOUR INTO ONE FOR UK WINDOW SYSTEMS REHAU fabricator UK Window Systems is set to establish a One Stop Shop in Stoke to meet all of its trade customers’ window and door buying requirements, by investing in a new 30,000 sq ft factory in the town - with capacity for producing up to 800 frames per week, as well as providing a trade counter and remodelled showroom. ‘800 frames per week’ The company has expanded so rapidly in recent years that it currently occupies four separate units in Stoke. With the purchase of the new factory in a prominent location, however, it will be able to consolidate all of these into one dedicated space, improving overall efficiency and making it easier for trade customers to get everything they need in just one visit. Director Richard Barlow says: “Our Plastic Depot trade counter will now be housed at our factory alongside a new showroom. Trade customers can bring their retail clients to show them where their windows and doors are being produced.” The move is planned to take place after the FIT show where the company will be exhibiting on Stand 382. Imagine the perfect Bi-Fold Door System – no compromises The VEKA UK Group has further demonstrated its position as the industry leader in PVC-U systems with the unveiling of the innovative ‘Imagine’ Bi-Fold Door. The technical experts at The VEKA UK Group chose to go back to the drawing board with this product and ‘re-imagine’ what we have come to think of as a standard Bi-Fold Door. The official launch, following the FIT 6 JUL 2014 Show, comes after a successful appearance at Fensterbau. Sales and Marketing Director, Colin Torley explains: “The new Bi-Fold was on display at Fensterbau and visitors to the event were very impressed; we received some extremely positive feedback. “The Imagine Bi-Fold Door has been designed in the UK, for the UK market and our Technical Team is extremely proud of it. The system has been designed ‘from the ground up’ so there are no compromises. When it comes to comp