Hardware supplier, Kenrick, has teamed up with Winlock to deliver what it describes as a ‘bespoke hardware solution’ for Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems.
Winlock has been working alongside Kenrick for more than four years, during which time Kenrick has supplied an exclusive range of high security locking systems to the Shropshire based hardware manufacturer and distributor. And now the two companies have joined forces to create a ‘unique’ shootbolt espagnolette striker system for Comar – a longstanding Winlock customer. The system has been designed to improve performance, reduce cost and speed up fabrication times.
The two companies designed a tailor made, one-piece die-cast zinc striker which accommodates both a mushroom cam and a shootbolt. Based on Kenrick’s Fastfit shootbolt system, the new product is available in two versions – the standard Centurion system and the ‘extra secure’ Excalibur solution with a centre gearbox. The Excalibur version also benefits from separate mushroom cam strikers and special centre keeps.
The keeps have been made in two different profile related versions to perform on both the Comar 5P.i. 60mm energy efficient system and Comar 5P.i Eco 55mm and 75mm casement systems. The strikers have a night vent facility and have been tested to PAS 24:2012 to meet Secured by Design requirements.
Alan Parker, managing director of Winlock, said: “There is a great synergy between our businesses. Winlock is known for the quality of its products and its vast technical knowledge and we were attracted to Kenrick because of their reputation for providing high quality and innovative locking systems. These new bespoke products, which we have jointly developed for Comar, underline these strengths and mark our commitment to bring ‘best of breed’ products to market.”
Steve Jones, Kenrick’s managing director, added: “We have enjoyed a long alliance with Winlock and are very pleased to have been instrumental in the development of these exciting new products. Every one of our systems is designed with the fabricator in mind and these new products are durable and quick to install which enables fabricators to increase profitability without compromising on quality.”