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GGP February 2017

14 Sales up 240% T R A D E N EWS Emmegi (UK) has reported a 240% increase in sales over the previous year, providing ‘further evidence of the ongoing boom in machinery investment’. The Coventry based aluminium machinery specialist says it has ‘benefited from the moves by some of the industry’s leading PVC-U fabricators to diversify into aluminium windows and doors, and has also remained the first choice supplier of many traditional aluminium specialists who have invested in new machines to keep pace with their own expansion’. Managing director, Ian Latimer, said: “The momentum we’ve built up since last year has been fantastic. We’ve seen sales up right across our range – from simple Itaca Solution crimping machines through to our flagship Quadra 18-axis sawing and machining centres. “The message is clearly getting through to the market that Emmegi has a machine to suit any size or type of fabricator and that they are all supremely well built, offering unbeatable reliability. “Unsurprisingly, our best advocates are our existing customers who like our friendly, efficient service just as much as the machines themselves. As a result, we have won a lot of new business through recommendation and, looking ahead, I’m sure that will continue.” Emmegi will be on stand K10 at The FIT Show in May with its biggest ever stand in the UK. 40th birthday ‘Record breaking’ sales Universal Arches has reported its greatest calendar year to date, with sales up 10.3% for the year of 2016 vs 2015, thanks to several ‘exceptional’ months and record order intake weeks. Post-Brexit referendum sales showed no signs of a slow-down with orders for 350 shaped frames received in just three days, during the course of September. Leon Day, managing director of Universal Arches, said: “I’m hugely proud of what we have achieved in this business, which is down to the commitment and hard work of everybody. We have a true thirst for customer service excellence, which starts with the way in which we treat our valued employees, who in turn produce a production of outstanding quality. “I fully expect us to enjoy a further period of growth in 2017 and beyond, as the opportunities for shaped frames continue to be fulfilled and as customers look to identify new sales prospects.’ ‘Record growth’ in 2016 Endurance Doors, part of Rocal Group, has reported a ‘hugely successful 2016’ with record breaking sales touching 40% growth, for its range of timber based composite doors. November sales were reportedly up 63% on the previous year, taking group turnover over £1million for the first time ever and subsequently December proved to be a strong finish to the year, up 40% on 2015. Stephen Nadin, managing director of Endurance Doors, commented: “2016 was an exceptional year for us as we grew close to 40% based on our audited figures. Not only has new business bolstered the figures, but our existing customers are performing strongly, thanks to our polished marketing programme, award-winning customer service and harnessing a product that’s proven, even in the most demanding of locations.” Buckinghamshire based PVC-U sash window specialist, Roseview, is celebrating its 40th birthday. Founded in 1977 as a window and door fabricator, Roseview says it was at the forefront of window industry innovation when, in 1985, it reportedly became the first company to start manufacturing PVC-U sash windows. Roseview intends to celebrate its landmark anniversary across a number of events throughout 2017 – most notably at May’s FIT Show. “Forty years in business is a massive achievement – and we intend to mark it in style,” said Mike Bygrave, Roseview’s marketing manager. “Celebrations will be ongoing throughout the year, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved. We’ll be at the FIT Show for the second year running, where our perfectly positioned stand will be 40th birthday-themed. Then, later in the year, we’ll be marking our anniversary back home in Buckinghamshire. Stay tuned for more details nearer the time.” Best year for comp doors Howard Wilson Hurst Plastics has toasted its ‘best year ever’ for composite fire doors. The Kingston-upon-Hull based firm has ramped up production of composite fire doors by 41% and significantly increased its share of the commercial sector. Howard Wilson, Hurst Plastics’ composite manager, said: “2016 was a tremendous year for our composite fire door, particularly the first half of the year when we secured some very sizeable commercial contracts. During the year, we made a number of investments into new plant and machinery. This helped us to boost our production capabilities so that we could satisfy the increased demand for fire doors.” www.ggpmag.com February 2017


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