Luton based window machinery supplier, Kombimatec, recently won an order with Oakleaf Doors and Windows – a part of Oakleaf Commercial Services (OCS) – to supply and install a complete set of machinery for the Worcestershire business after a competitive tender was issued.
With a yearly turnover of close to £18million, Oakleaf Doors and Windows is a new business operation for OCS who formerly specialised in bespoke joinery products. Wanting to expand its product range to include PVC-U windows and doors, in order to supply to the commercial market place – in particular local authorities and housing associations – Oakleaf was reportedly impressed with how Kombimatec scored on quality and price, as well as its ‘comprehensive repair and excellent breakdown service’.
Assisting Oakleaf with the development of the new factory, including recommendations for equipment that would provide greater flexibility and enable the production capacity to grow, Kombimatec made ‘quite the impression’, according to Mark Dainter, Oakleaf’s executive business manager: “We were very impressed with the service provided by Kombimatec. They took time to understand our requirements and came up with suggestions for how we could improve efficiency as well as reduce our capital costs. The machines arrived on time, were installed efficiently and have been fully operational ever since.”
Some of the machinery provided by Kombimatec included the DGS450/500 electronic double mitre saw, 1HD reverse butt welder, GLS180 beadsaw with measuring system, SCT9 transom groover, WSF445 waterslot router and the 4HDV 4 head combination welder.
One important feature of the Kombimatec welders, is that they are not ‘excessively tall’, meaning that they were able to be installed under a mezzanine floor.