Clearview South May 2014 - Issue 150 - Page 24

INDUSTRYNEWS EVOLVE SALES - EVOLVING FAST! Benefiting from the experienced and focussed team leadership of Evolve Fabricated Products Sales Manager Sarah Starkey, sales of the Evolve range of specialist PVC-U products from Synseal are growing fast. The Evolve business unit is poised to surpass £8 million sales turnover at the close of the current financial year ending March 2014. Order values for Evolve Vertical Sliders are continuing to increase at a rate of over 20% year on year, while demand for Evolve Bi-fold doors and Evolve Patio doors have more than doubled - and are forecast to grow strongly again during 2014-15. LINIAR SPONSORS 2014 MASTER FITTER CHALLENGE During last year’s FIT Show the industry saw the first ever Master Fitter Challenge, where the skills of window, door and conservatory installers from all over the UK were put to the test in front of thousands of their peers. 2014 looks set to attract even more entries – and who better to be headline sponsor this year’s Master Fitter Challenge than Liniar? Liniar will provide installers with the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the company’s range of advanced thermally efficient and fitterfriendly products, and the chance to witness the innovative designs that have made Liniar the most sought-after range on the market. Howard Hirst, Liniar Sales Director commented: “Sponsoring the FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge is the logical next step for us; it’s our opportunity to engage with the installer market directly and to let those who don’t currently 24 MAY 2014 ‘they will be amazed at the ease and speed with which Liniar windows can be installed’ use our products see first-hand the many features and benefits we’ve designed specifically for them. I think they will be amazed at the ease and speed with which Liniar windows can be installed”. Fully manufactured and CE Marked by Synseal, the Evolve range is designed to assist Synseal’s fabricator partners who do not want the disruption of making specialist sliding sash, bi-fold doors or patio doors, allowing them to concentrate on manufacturing PVC-U casement windows and doors. Sarah says: “Product investments like the patio low thresholds are helping to boost our sales growth and we’ll soon have a new deep bottom rail design option for Evolve VS. Feedback in response to the recent patio door product improvements has been very positive.” Stuga expands with Ten HR Stuga Machinery have become synonymous with the manufacture of high quality British machine tools for the cutting and preparation of PVCu and Aluminium profiles for the window and associated industries over last 20 years. In order to maintain high levels of service and meet the needs of new installations, Stuga has employed the services of Ten HR to source high calibre field service engineers. ‘little hesitation’ Steve Haines comments, “We first used Ten HR in 2006, and still employ the same engineers today, we put our heads together then and agreed the type of individuals we needed at the time. They came back with a selection of people that met our needs.” “The fact that seven years later both are still with us, left us with little hesitation in going back to Ten again. We have now increased our field service team with the appointments of Mark Churches and Andrew Wright.” Bill of Ten HR comments, “It’s always nice to deal with a client that recognises that you are not just interested in filling a iven job, but is also concerned with the long term.” To see the finalists in action, visit: the-fit-show To read more, visit