Pilkington: we've received great feedback for Pilkington Spectrum over the past few months, but we wanted to make sure it is accessible to everyone, no matter where they are. We're pleased that the new Spectrum app now offers customers an advanced, online technical service that can be accessed via mobile device, said Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager.
3D Laminates: the metallic options on CoolSkin are a game changer for composite door manufacturers, as we look to face aluminium entrance doors head on with a better price point, improved energy efficiency credentials and consistent levels of supply within 5-7 days, given we are carrying stock in our UK warehouse, commented, Mark Lofthouse, managing director.
Jack Aluminium: following the success of our TruEnergy Window earlier this year, we found the market was also hungry for a rooflight that was simple to fabricate and install but offered superb performance levels, explains Jeff Pearson, sales and marketing director.
Profile 22:Industry projections suggest that composite doors are set to continue their popularity until at least 2020, by which time they’ll make up around two thirds of the door secto,r comments Gerald Allen, marketing manager.
National Glass Group (NGG): collective member turnover is now in excess of 90 million pounds, double that of 2016 and making it the largest glass group in the UK, providing unrivalled purchasing power, operational resilience and national reach.
ift Rosenheim: with effect from this year, every owner of an ift verification with QR code,can use the new Tested by ift, mark via the ift customer portal. It may be used on the product itself as well as in information and advertising leaflets in order to establish the performance capability of the product.
Granada Glazing: the visual styling of secondary glazing has changed greatly over the last decade. We can design and manufacture slimline units that are unobtrusive and blend in to any environment, mentions Mike Latham, commercial director.
Pilkington: Working with leading trend forecasters, we've created two new contemporary and stylish patterns that complement our existing range, added Leo Pyrah, texture glass product manager.
Fenster Fabrications: Uni_Slide makes a fantastic addition to any residential development. It can offer a sense of sleek luxury to any architectural development, and, for installers, it's an excellent way of appealing to the lucrative high-end of the market, commented The Fenster Team.
Mercury Glazing Supplies: We are thrilled to be the first fabricator to manufacture the Spectus mechanically jointed option and know it will add value to our established VS offer, said Chris Reeks, sales and marketing director.
Universal Trade Frames: The false sash is typically the weakest part of a flush casement when it comes to security and weathering, so it’s usual to rely on the cascade testing method and assume accreditation without testing. Universal’s Spectus Flush Casement Window is different and we were so confident in its abilities we did not hesitate to send it for testing, said: Managing Director Brian Kruger.
frameXpress: the industry is continually accommodating change and we are at the forefront of the market ensuring we provide the best thermally efficient products. Adapting to change and helping customers to take advantage of technical benefits places everyone in a strong position, comments Ian Davis sales manager.
Brisant Secure: as manufacturers we can and should do better. Lock Lock took 24 months to develop. Each handle is coated twice with copper and then twice with nickel, and its designed with a seamless curve so there are no edges or corners, traditional weak spots for corrosion. The industry needs to ask itself why its finish guarantees aren’t anywhere near those for performance or security. Homeowners expect their handles to look good for years, not months. But all too often the reality is sadly different, CEO Nick Dutton.
Kenrick's: we’re very pleased to show off our enviable new product development abilities and create a product that Garrard Windows’ customers clearly want. It marks our commitment to serve fabricators and develop leading-edge products that cater for individual requirements. We’re looking forward to continuing our long relationship with Garrard and supporting the business as it continues to grow, added Steve Williams, sales and marketing director.Ian
A plan – why do we need a plan ?
Some time ago we spent a couple of days locked away in a conference with the HR Directors and people responsible for recruitment and retention in some of the biggest of organisations in the UK. Frankly the amount of company wealth swimming around that room was extraordinary and the speakers were equally impressive, the head of experienced recruitment at Price Waterhouse Coopers, the largest professional services firm in the world for example. It is sobering to think of the budgets these people manage, PWC alone need to recruit 3,500 people a year!
The ability to recruit and retain the best people was seen as a core competency, not something that would just happen and effort energy and resource was dedicated to it. That resource was both internal and by the increasing use of recruitment outsourcing such as that provided at MBA, as opposed to simple recruitment agencies (that were in fact being used less). …»»