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GGP JAN 2013

TRADENEWS FIT for a KAT Surpassing expectations In August 2012, FairTrades and complete the application process HomePro joined forces with being just a few weeks, 28 international certification body, FairTrades and HomePro members BM TRADA, to offer FairTrades’ are either already able to self certify, glazing members the option to self or are close to completing the certify for the replacement of process for joining the scheme. Windows and Doors, using BM Warren Stiles, head of client TRADA’s Competent Persons’ development for HomePro Group, Scheme. The goal was for 100 said: “We are delighted to have FairTrades and HomePro members teamed up with BM TRADA. Their membership has surpassed to join the scheme in the first year expertise and professional approach expectation. Our members are now KAT UK has signed up for the but in the first three months alone, to business makes them the perfect able to benefit from using FIT Show, (Telford International 181 members have already choice as our Competent Persons’ FairTrades as a single source Centre 16-18 April, 2013) requested application forms. Scheme operator. solution for all of their trade exhibiting at the entrance in With the average time to “The uptake of scheme association glazing needs.” Hall 1, Stand 01-02. The bespoke fabricator promises to show off and demonstrate a Improving customer offering number of new developments and their ‘unrivalled’ attention to foam based spacer bar, Super recognising they not only produce detail in terms of product Spacer, to work together with its one of the leading, flexible spacer quality and customer support. operations team. The company had bar products on the market but KAT says that it is ‘unique’ in been experiencing an increase in their vast knowledge on the subject being able to offer products in demand for variations in its of manufacturing sealed glass units, aluminium, PVC-U and timber – composite door glass designs and would benefit our manufacturing thanks to the recent acquisition wanted to ensure they were able to process immensely to help us of timber specialist, Joinerman, offer their customers the choice and achieve the performance and who will also be exhibiting at not compromise the overall efficiency results we need.” the show – Hall 3, Stand 3-01. performance of the doorsets. Together, the two companies Jim Kelleher, sales and Darren Glew, director of worked on several projects to marketing manager, KAT UK Composite and PVC-U panel operations for Hurst Plastics, said: improve the productivity for Hurst commented: “We’re excited door manufacturer, Hurst Plastics, “With the introduction of the Plastics glass sealed units, including about the potential for us at the has appointed a new supplier, BRFC’s ‘door energy rating cheme’, the implementation of new show and feel it’s the perfect Edgetech UK. The relationship is the focus has been on increasing machinery to apply Super Spacer platform for KAT UK to said to help further endorse Hurst’s the performance of all our and producing a manufacturing demonstrate our impressive commitment to seek and develop manufactured door styles and option to enable Hurst to include capabilities. I’m sure we’ll be continuous product improvements designs to enable our customers to its Georgian bar style glass units the only company boasting for its customers. met the DER requirements, while into the glass design options which PVC-U, aluminium and timber on Hurst Plastics approached still offer their customers a choice. the company was previously unable a single stand.” Edgetech UK, manufacturer of the “We selected Edgetech UK, after to offer. Earning overseas accolade Making waves in the industry Specialist materials handling Alumet's new state of the art manufacturer ,Combilift, has been facade is said to be ‘making named the Best Overall Exporter to waves’ in the construction Germany in the Irish Exporter to industry. The retrofit system Germany Awards, organised by installed at the company's Enterprise Ireland and the German- Warwickshire headquarters Irish Chamber of Industry and earlier in 2012, was named as Commerce. Combilift managing the 'non domestic retrofit director, Martin McVicar, accepted project of the year' at the the trophy from Minister for inaugural Retro Expo awards. Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn The ERC 50 Schuco system TD, in a ceremony held in Dublin. is said to provide high levels of Alumet's Emma Scull (right) receives the The awards marked 50 years of insulation leading to lower running Retrofit Award from Building4change Irish export success to Germany costs, reduces C02 emissions, editor, Josephine Smit. and the fiftieth anniversary of the provides ultra low 'U' values and opening of Ireland’s first trade also allows the building to stay Over 70 guests recently attended office in Frankfurt in 1962. The operational during the installation. a Retrofit Showcase at Alumet. The one off award presented to Alumet's facade also incorporates audience was entertained by several Combilift is the company’s third triple glazed windows and building speakers who explained the benefits major accolade this year, following Left to right: Holger Erdmann, German- integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) of the new systems such as new the company’s success at the FLTA Irish Chamber of Commerce; Deirdre modules, providing a valuable sources of energy and making old McPartlin, Enterprise Ireland manager awards in February 2012 for its for Germany, Austria and Switzerland; source of energy and a new income buildings look as good as new. RT and CB forklift models. Martin McVicar, Combilift MD. stream through the Feed in Tariff. 22 January 2013 Glass & Glazing Products


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