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GGP JAN 2013

NEWS Avenues for wood lDoor and window componentIn Brief specialist, grouphomesafe, has Manufacturers and suppliers of sector agencies that are seeking to companies are being invited to confirmed the sale of its zinc timber products could be in line procure services in this arena. LHC complete a PQQ to establish the die casting business, a move in to take a share of the £21 million already offers PVC-U and necessary requirements for health line with its strategy of focusing total windows and doors business aluminium profile products and safety, business and and building on its core recorded per year through public together with composite doors. professional standing, quality business. Shropshire based sector specialist procurement body, John Skivington, director of assurance and product expertise are Telford Pressure Castings has LHC. LHC, said: “We are getting ready to in place, before invitations to been sold to Lesney Industries. The not for profit consortium is begin the tendering process to tender stage will be made. Other recent announcements by inviting suppliers of timber identify contractors that will be John Skivington added: grouphomesafe have included windows and doors to become appointed on a regional basis. The “Successful companies that the acquisition of suited involved with LHC which could successful companies selected in achieve LHC appointed company hardware specialist Fab & Fix provide access to UK wide social each region will be promoted to status will have great prospects and the sale of its composite landlords, schools and other public our database of member and user for generating new business. LHC door company, both of which Door These bodies have budgets of up to particularly where the client is decision to concentrate on thefollow a strategic review of thebusiness which resulted in aframework arrangements opendoors to new opportunities,contacts including social housingproviders and schools in the UK. £60 million to spend on looking for a quick procurement fenestration market. Confirming division with a total of £21 million being requirements. executive officer,the sale, Darren Waters, chiefprocess within legislativecomponents and services each year, spent on LHC window and door “The tender process also grouphomesafe, said: “Telford launched national and local suppliers to be through meeting the required to the group’s UK hardwarePressure Castings was originallyacquired to supply die castingsprovides approval that endorsestheir credentials to customers“This is a great opportunity forproducts last year. exposed to a huge range of public standards and proving their business. However, over the RegaLead, major player in sector authorities, who can buy competence.” past 12 years, manufacturing decorative products for the flat glass from them safe in the knowledge Any companies wishing to and assembly have gradually industry, has launched a specialist that they are compliant with OJEU enquire about the notifications of moved to the Far East and the composite door products division. and UK regulations.” the launch of the tender process majority of Telford’s business Known as Decorative Door The tendering process has been can contact Chris Powell by e-mail: now lies with customers Products, the new division was set launched this month. Interested tender.tw3@lhc.gov.uk. unrelated to our market.” up in response to the huge growth in demand experienced for the company’s Signature glazing options, for composite doors. Guy Hubble joint managing director, RegaLead stated: “Due to continuing expansion, we saw the need to establish a specialist door products division with dedicated sales, marketing and product team, to support the future growth of this important area of our business. We are delighted that our decorative door glass product range is proving so popular and we are seeing a 20% growth in sales year on year with all the forecasts showing that this area of the market is set to continue its growth over next few years.” The creation of the Decorative Door Products division has laid the foundations for wider product expansion with the development of new product, including the Inox Glazing system for the creation of European influenced contemporary composite doors and the ColorSpray GRP resin based paint system which will enable door fabricators to provide a palette of over 3,000 colours in three Residents in the East of England are being given a helping hand to combat the soaring cost of fuel bills thanks to a solar installation different finishes via an in-house programme by Sanctuary Green Technologies. Sanctuary is currently installing photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to over 100 residents’ homes across the counties of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. The installation programme is part of a number of initiatives by paint mixing system without the Sanctuary Green Technologies, part of leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group, to promote energy efficiency and help need to outsource. residents access affordable energy from renewable sources. 10 January 2013 Glass & Glazing Products


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