One-off design and manufacture
Last week I was asked to quote a large site trolley, based on one of our commonly built designs, but with much larger dimensions. The dimensions required were for a specific site installation project which this customer had won.
We are often requested for this type of equipment as the industry knows that we will use our knowledge of the industry and of site glass and window work to design and manufacture a solution which will work. Furthermore we have componentry which has been specifically designed and built to serve these industries which ensures our solutions avoid the pitfalls of many off the shelf non-glass specific components.
As glass items get larger and heavier, as some of the coatings get more high-tech and possibly softer and more prone to damage, and as glass gets used for more architectural purposes I expect that the number of enquiries for this type of equipment will grow. I believe there will become a greater separation between the products from those suppliers who are committed to serving the glass and window industries, and general engineers.