Clearview South July 2014 - Issue 152 - Page 32

INDUSTRYNEWS GARADOR COMES TO RESCUE FOR CHARITY BIKE RIDE Garage door maker Garador played its part in a recent major charity cycle ride. Over 500 cyclists turned out to raise funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance by cycling 54 miles from Watchet Harbour on the north Somerset coast down to West Bay on the south. The problem was that most of the riders had arrived at Watchet bringing their bikes by car and, after the race, trying to get so many riders and bikes reunited with their vehicles 50 miles away was a logistical challenge. Garador not only provided a huge truck for transportation, but also devised a unique trailer and pole system so that the bikes could easily be taken into the trailer and firmly secured for the journey. “Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is a vital charity and we were delighted to be able to assist,” said Simon Hipgrave, Garador MD. ‘we were delighted’ I understand the cycle ride has already generated £40,000 with more money still coming in.” For more visit www.garador.co.uk, www.dsairambulance.org.uk Deceuninck partners with VBH Deceuninck has announced a partnership with hardware supplier VBH. The two companies have developed the ideal hardware solutions for Deceuninck systems. VBH has tailored a number of complete PAS24 hardware packages for Deceuninck fabricators to help secure contracts or obtain SBD accreditation if required. VBH has colour matched its greenteQ Hybrid door hinges in a number of RAL finishes to match Deceuninck’s Colour360 range. The hinge is also available in the eight standard colours. VBH’s range includes options for Deceuninck’s single and double doors, casement windows, Monorail and Roy Frost, Deceuninck MD says: “This partnership is a big step forward for our customers. VBH’s premium range of attractive and secure door and window hardware makes it easy for Deceuninck customers to offer SBD products in Deceuninck’s Colour360 range. Peter Rowlands, VBH MD adds: “VBH and Deceuninck provide premium products that complement each other very well. sliding patio door. VBH has produced a 104-page hard back ring binder featuring the PAS24 package products and others to fit Deceuninck systems. Call Deceuninck on 01249 816 969 or visit www.deceuninck.com Twitter @ DeceuninckUK Roy Frost @RoyFrost1. Call 01634 263 300 or visit www.vbhgb.com Twitter @VBHGB Positive start for fabricator as ‘great British Revival’ kicks in A South West fabricator is celebrating a positive start to 2014. MWD Trade Frames the manufacturing arm of the Majestic Group, which is now in its 11th year of making Duraflex products, has 32 JUL 2014 reported that sales are 18 per cent up on the same time last year, for Q1 2014. The good news comes off the back of the Prime Minister’s recent comments that the economy is enjoying ‘a great British Revival’. MWD manufacture and supply Duraflex casement windows, Residential, bi-folding and composite doors, vertical sliding sash windows and patios. Director Jim Martin says that new customers coming on board; and returning confidence amongst its current clients and the general public is behind the good news. In the last few months MWD Trade Frames has undergone a major investment programme; moving to new premises and investing in new product lines and staff development. MWD is an environmentally-friendly and a ‘thoroughly British’ company. The profile they buy is extruded locally in Tewkesbury; the glass is from Mid-Devon Glass; and all the hardware and locks they use are Britishmade. Call 01934 743300. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com