Deceuninck: The new 5000 composite window system incorporates patented Linktrusion™ technology with immensely-strong pultruded glass-fibre reinforcement embedded in the profile. The system includes optional, patented thermal reinforcement with embedded steel wires in a low-density, insulating foam core encased in recycled PVC-U for excellent U-values. Chris Jones, Sales Director
Bystronic Glass UK: "As climate change, energy efficiency and reducing energy bills comes more into focus, we felt it imperative to adapt production methods accordingly through superior warm edge technology as we consider this is the only way forward. " a glass customer commented
Contech Conservatories: "Using the K2 system, we provide customers with greater business options. Consumers invest as they gain an affordable, stylish addition to their property that is guaranteed to last and will add true value" Gareth Jones concludes
Exlabesa UK: "We're big believers in UK manufacturing as this investment proves. We have also invested heavily in new automated handling system further increasing our commitment to the UK market. Plus, as a UK aluminium extrusion company selling to U-Kbased customers, our environmental impact is reduced. " General Manager, Paul Benn
MBA Associates: Digital Transformation isn't always a one-size-fits-all operation. With QUANTIQ and MBA working together to build a solution that fits the business and is fit to last, our client's Digital Transformation was smooth, cohesive and effective. Chris Ball director
Swisspacer: "Homeowners have become a lot more aware that the most energy efficient windows help cut heating bills and make homes more comfortable. But many homeowners don't realise just how a window's WER is calculated" explains Ryan Lugg, company director at Flair Windows
"All's Fair in Love and War"…and Business?
(Thoughts on clichés and ethics!)
"All's fair in love and war" usually accompanied by a smirk from the person delivering the justification for something that you probably see as patently unfair is something we've all probably heard at some time or another but is it right?
Part of the problem when considering ethics in business revolves around the spectrum of what is 'right' and the fact that business is essentially a competitive endeavour and of course the fact that where you have winners you inevitably have losers. Sport has a set of rules and most importantly a set of conventions that are more or less universally accepted – fair play if you will and within those boundaries tough even brutal competition is admired and respected. Breaking or even flirting with those rules and conventions can bring lasting contempt on someone who actually 'wins', just ask the Aussie cricket team.
Business is the same as sport in that a set of rules (laws) and conventions (what is seen as fair play) must be observed and in the case of conventions judged, judged by what Lord Denning would have called “The man on the Clapham omnibus” in other words judged by what the majority of people would see as reasonable....more
Editor letter - the future of streamlined production
In the 35 years I’ve been in the industry, I’ve seen PVC-U manufacturing become more efficient, streamlined and lean.
The principle of streamlined production is simple – removing unnecessary processes makes it more efficient and cost-effective. In practice it has helped improve quality throughout the manufacturing process, and it’s helped make business as profitable as possible.
But, the process of using galvanised steel to reinforce PVC-U profile is largely unchanged. Steel reinforcement acts as a cold bridge in the profile, reduces energy efficiency and makes windows heavier. It also adds another step to the manufacturing process, plus the labour and time to cut, handle and fit the reinforcement, and the space to keep it. ...more
Chris Jones, Sales Director Deceuninck