Clearview South November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 26

industrynews FIRST IN UK TO OFFER UPDATED VACUUM LIFTER Hird has become the first plant hire company in the UK to take delivery of a revised version of the world-beating P11104 vacuum lifter, demonstrating its determination to be an industry leader in glass lifting technology. Wood’s Powr-Grip® has made significant improvements to the P11104, one of the most popular and most recognised vacuum lifters in the world, enhancing performance in key areas, including energy use, safety and productivity. Hird Director John Wilding said: “A revision of the P11104 is a significant development in the glass handling industry. It is one of the mainstays of glass vacuum lifting around the world. “Being the first hire company in the UK to stock this newly-updated vacuum lifter demonstrates our determination to be an industry leader in glass lifting technology. “Our customers know that, when they come to Hird, they will be getting the latest, most modern and most capable glass lifting equipment on the market.” Hird is one of the fastest-growing plant companies in the UK, providing a national service for the sale and hire of mini cranes, glazing robots, glass handling attachments and accessories, and power ed access equipment. 20 year milestone Halo fabricator, Sterling, is celebrating its 20th year in business in 2013. The Warrington-based company was set up by Andy Wells and Neil Messenger in 1993 and specialises in the manufacture of high quality windows and doors, primarily for trade customers. As Chairman Andy Wells believes, the company’s two decades of success can be attributed to its determination to keep things simple: “The combination of high quality components, Halo’s esteemed Eclipse system, Fuhr door locks, Mila Pro Linea twin cam espags etc, manufactured to high standards whilst keeping overheads under tight control means that Sterling provides customers with high quality products that represent fantastic value for money. “Recent investment in new IT systems to include factory scan points and bar coding, has enabled our management team to focus on key parts of the company to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum, whilst quality and service levels to customers are continually improved. Ever since the business was founded we have benefited from continuous growth which has, in the main, come from recommendations and referrals, and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 20th anniversary, and recognised by our customers for what we do.” Halo, 01282 716611, Nominated for G-Award Roseview Windows, the specialist uPVC vertical sliding sash window fabricator, has been nominated for a G-Award for its commitment to innovation and product development. Roseview’s newly launched high performance sash window, the Ultimate Rose, is up for New Product of the Year, an all-new category for the long established event. According to the event organisers this category recognises an “outstanding new product 26 NOV 2013 that will make major inroads to improving overall building performance, as well as making significant contributions to the company balance sheet.” Roseview is the only specialist sash window fabricator to receive a nomination this year and they will be joining companies such as REHAU, Veka, Mila, Pilkington and Saint Gobain, all of whom are finalists for the same category having launched new products in the last 12 months. Independently owned Roseview will clearly be facing some stiff competition, but nevertheless managing director Willie Kerr is looking forward to the night. Willie commented: “2013 has been a year of real innovation, you only had to walk around the FIT Show to see wealth of stunning new products on show, so it’s a real honour to be nominated for the New Product of the Year.” For more information on Roseview call on 0844 870 7178 or visit www.roseviewwindows. To read more, visit