This weeks blog is the fourth in a series of changes we've experienced in the glass and window industry in the last 25 years, and changes we've made to our company and its products to suit the industry we serve.
Automation of processing within window fabrication companies. 25 years ago aluminium and PVC windows were in their infancy in my home markets, with timber joinery being the established norm. The process for fabricating aluminium windows was relatively easy back then as the extrusions were very simple and the range of options available to the end customers were very limited. A drop saw and a powerdrill were the key tools for a start-up window fabrication company.
How things have changed. We see many medium sized window fabricators investing in the CNC processing equipment which was previously reserved for the very large fabricators. This equipment speeds production, improves accuracy, and in some cases is a requirement for processing certain extrusions.
We don't supply CNC equipment but we do supply much of the equipment which surrounds these expensive high tech machines. The trolleys, benches and storage systems. Maybe not so glamorous as CNC, but the things we supply do help our customers to get the most out of the CNC machines, and help them run their factories efficiently and safely.
Our equipment is more high-tech than it was back when we started. We've developed polymers which are non-marking and protect glass and windows, helping reduce rework. We've sourced a brilliant range of castors to assist our clients to easily move trolley loads of heavy product around the factories. Our tooth is a highly innovative solutions for DGU and sash/door storage and movement. Along with other components and products we've developed processes with reduce double handling and assist clients to maximise the productivity of their key staff and machinery.
As a company we help our customers to save time, reduce damage and rework, and address health and safety. This has not changed in 25 years.