Vertical slider manufacturer, Roseview Windows, has invested in a second SBA-4 VS PVC-U profile machining centre from Haffner, to support continued growth. Roseview has grown year-on-year since it was established over 40 years ago, and claims to have witnessed a sharp upturn in demand in the past 18 months as a result of the continued popularity of feature-rich sash windows.
To help meet the growth in demand, Roseview ordered its first SBA-4 VS PVC-U profile machining centre earlier this year, to replace an ageing machine and drive greater efficiencies across the shop floor. Having been impressed with the machine’s manufacturing efficiency and automated capabilities, the business’ management recently took the decision to invest in a second machine, to further support its growth strategy.
Mike Bygrave, Roseview Windows’ sales and marketing director, said: “As a business, we are renowned for the quality of our sash windows and the efficiency of our operations. The SBA-4 VS PVC-U profile machining centres will help us maintain and enhance this reputation, even as we continue to grow.”
Bryan Dando, Haffner’s regional sales manager, added: “Roseview were finding that many of their previous machining centres were unable to cope with the complexities of sash window manufacture, which meant a lot of processes were done manually. With the technical innovation and high-performance accuracy that sits behind the SBA-4 VS PVC-U Machining Centre, it is more than capable of supporting complex vertical slider manufacture, including both standard and mechanically jointed versions. We’re delighted to see Roseview seeing so much value from their investment.”
Roseview Windows was established in 1977 and serves the retail and trade markets. In 1985, it was one of the first companies in the UK to start manufacturing PVC-U vertical sliders. Based in Buckinghamshire, the company has three manufacturing units and currently manufactures around 700 windows a week, with plans in place to increase their output to 1,000 windows a week.