Prestige powers up new facility

East London-based trade and retail fabricator, Prestige Windows & Doors, has purchased a range of machines from Haffner Murat. Kam Nandha, director at Prestige Windows & Doors, said: “The new machines are currently being installed at our new Essex manufacturing plant and we can already see what a difference it’s going to make to our efficiencies.”

Prestige Windows & Doors says that it purchased a range of fabrication machinery to support its new Essex business set up. Machines included Haffner’s SBA-2 machining centre, a new SMR-4 four headed welder, a FOM Modus CNC machine and the new TT425 compound double mitre saw. Suitable for use in conservatory roof and aluminium window and door manufacture, the new TT425 is said to provide ‘superb length, angle and cutting accuracy’ thanks to its strong construction and linear bearing system.

Kam said: “The quality of all the machines is superb and we are particularly impressed with the SMR-4 four headed welder. We believe it’s the best welder on the market today and is four times faster than conventional welders which increases our efficiencies. The SMR-4, like all of Haffner Murat’s machines, are very user-friendly and easy to operate too, meaning they make an instant impact on your production line.”

According to Haffner, one of the biggest benefits of the SMR-4 is the increased efficiency it provides. This can be attributed to three key features. Switching between frame styles is ‘quick and easy’ thanks to the touch screen technology, so production planning becomes much simpler. No operator setting or alignment is needed because the welder replaces all the existing tools and set squares that a conventional machine needs. And quick release tooling reduces cycle times, reportedly increasing frame output by up to 30%.

Like all Haffner Murat machines, they come with expert installation and full training. Finance packages are available subject to status and part exchange is an option.