Pro Installer November 2016 - Issue 44 » 04 Housing Boost ISSUE 44 | NOVEMBER 2016 FREE » 08 Colourful Composites » 31 Winter Driving » 43 Skills Struggle GROUP RE-ENERGISED FOR 40TH BIRTHDAY The managing director of Epwin Window Systems Division has outlined the company’s plans for the future - during celebrations of the Epwin Group’s 40th anniversary. Clare O’Hara spoke to members of the window and door industry’s press to offer a view of where the company is heading next. Its brands, including Profile 22, Spectus, Swish, PatioMaster and Safeware, are all thriving with major product and customer support initiatives brought to market or planned for each. With reference to Profile 22 Optima, one of the largest investments in Epwin’s history, Clare described the launch as being ‘a great way to celebrate the company’s birthday.’ People were the company’s most important asset, she said, as she introduced a number of new faces to the business. Customers would be the greatest focus going forward, for which investment continues with new support systems and infrastructure. Of these, Epwin’s new foiling plant anticipated the growing demand for coloured profiles with the company’s brands all showing increasing market share as a result. Part of the investment in Optima included the installation of the most advanced extrusion lines available, which are making returns in respect of product quality, production efficiency and environmental impact. Continues on page 2 The Epwin Window Systems team met journalists on the 40th Anniversary of the company. L to R: Carmen Velilla, brand manager Spectus and PatioMaster; Mark Bache, finance director; Clare O’Hara, managing director; Martin Althorpe, technical director; Sharn Samra, marketing director; Gerald Allen, brand manager Profile 22. Is your supplier letting you down ? from only £365 per leaf Aluminium Win Tool Trickster Title. P44. Drilling Square Holes. P40. £ GET A PRICE COMPARISON TODAY V Visofold Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors /madefortrade PRO-INSTALLER_front_page_bifolds_Aug 2016.indd 1 @madefortrade1 Tel: 01642 610798 Fax: 01642 671026 14/07/2016 14:06