New Stuga machining centre for Tradeglaze


The Tradeglaze team has taken delivery of a new, fully automated computer numerical control (CNC) sawing and machining centre: a Stuga Autoflow-2 MK4.

Capable of prepping and cutting on a wide array of PVC-U profiles, the Autoflow-2 MK4 is set to enable Tradeglaze to manufacture windows and doors to Passivhaus-standards, according to the company’s representatives.

“The new, fully automated CNC sawing and machining centre is a game-changer for us,” said Kenny King, Tradeglaze’s production manager.

“Capable of producing all saw cuts including arrowheads and espags on either side of profile, it optimises and further improves the precision of our fabrication process.

“It will also decrease wastage of profile, meaning we will be able to further reduce our impact on the environment by sending less material for recycling.

“It is widely anticipated that Part L regulations will require far lower U-value windows to be installed in new homes from 2025. Our forward thinking and focus on innovation means that we will be able to produce ultra-energy-efficient windows and doors for our customers, way ahead of when the new building regulations take effect.

“This new investment also allows us to manufacture brand-new window styles in our factory such as flush casement windows, which have been rapidly increasing in popularity across both the domestic and commercial markets.”

Jeremy Wetherall, Tradeglaze’s managing director, said: “We are excited to add yet another high-tech machine to our manufacturing capability. Our teams at Tradeglaze and Jackson Windows pride ourselves on our five-star reputation for the quality of our products as well as the knowledge and expertise of our employees.

“We are fully committed to investing in Tradeglaze so we can continue supplying the latest technology windows, doors and curtain walling for our customers.”

Ed Williams, managing director of Stuga Machinery, which is now a subsidiary of Stürtz Maschinenbau, added: “This has been a true partnership from the outset. Securing this piece of business with such a forward-thinking fabricator such as Tradeglaze has been testament to Stuga’s professional sales approach, the enhanced features of the new Autoflow machine and our UK-wide service.”

The new Stuga AutoFlow-2 MK4 sawing and machining centre is the fourth addition to the fabricator’s portfolio in the last 12 months. The upgrade follows on from the recent CNC machining centre that the company’s aluminium factory took delivery in February earlier this year.

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