Hot on the heels of its first Windowcenter opening in Mildenhall just six months ago, Tradelink, the UK manufacturer of windows, doors, sealed units and conservatories, is pleased to announce the opening of its second dedicated Windowcenter facility for the trade in Rotherham, Sheffield.
,“The new Rotherham trade centre is truly unique in the industry,” said Jim Moody, managing director at Tradelink. “It’s an extension to the Tradelink factory and is designed to manage all peripheral processes. So as an extension to our production line, the depot receives the ready fabricated frames but re-inspects them (post-transport), adds the necessary furniture, stocks, prepares and cuts all related profiles from cills and bay posts to ‘D’ moulds and collates and inspects all Heatguard sealed units that may be required.
,“We have also taken steps to eliminate the risk of transport damage to cills because we recognise that welded cills can sometimes prove cumbersome, particularly in the case of conservatories. While our HGV vehicles can carry them with ease, this is not always the case for installers’ vans. So we will produce all welded cills locally, using the same equipment that we use in our factories such as saws, welders and polishers, at Rotherham. Where too large, we can arrange for our Trade Centre van to make a local site delivery, avoiding cutting the cill and using cill jointers. The depot is being run by Chris Burley, who, with a background in manufacturing, is more than qualified to advise visitors, as well as manage the cut and weld on-site facility.
,“The Rotherham Windowcenter, as with our other Windowcenters, is there to add value to our overall service proposition as opposed to more traditional trade counters which can be used to simply drop products off for collection.
,“The Rotherham depot was opened in style with a two day event. With free gifts, homemade cakes, cashback offers and prizes to be won on the day, the event attracted a lot of interest among local installers, builders and even some DIY enthusiasts. We exceeded our ambitious sales targets for our first weekend and look forward to providing real support to installers in the Sheffield area on an ongoing basis.”