Specialist aluminium fabricator, Dutemänn, has announced it will offer the new AV3 autoLock from Winkhaus within its popular high-end range of entrance doors, Haus. The development will see fast-growing Dutemänn add even more choice for its trade customers to enjoy, as Winkhaus’ official launch partner for AV3 in the aluminium sector.
“The new generation of autoLocks will further strengthen our trade customers’ competitive advantage,” said Dutemänn MD, Martin James. “End-users will love the increased functionality offered by the daytime latch, which allows them quick and easy access to the property when they’re carrying out tasks like bringing in shopping from the car. The feature will add exceptional flexibility for our high-end aluminium Haus doors fitted with T bar or crescent pull handles,” added Martin.
Dutemänn will offer the new AV3 alongside its standard locking solution currently available with the Haus range, the market leading AV2 autoLock from Winkhaus.
Justin Harris, Winkhaus MD, said: “We’ve launched the AV3 in order to help our customers further enhance their product offering, adding more versatility to their doors, while delivering the robustness and exceptional security performance that are our trademark qualities.
“There’s always been a huge amount of synergy between Dutemänn and Winkhaus, with both businesses placing great emphasis on a ‘fit and forget’ philosophy that prioritises the development of high-quality, long-lasting products that customers can install with confidence. They were, therefore, a natural choice when it came to introducing the AV3 into the UK aluminium market – a sector that’s continuing its upward trend, and proving increasingly important to us as a business,” added Justin.
The fabricator also uses other high-quality locks from the hardware specialist Winkhaus, including the Cobra™ two-hook lock for bi-folds, as well as an array of Key Turn Activated locking systems.
“When we set up Dutemänn, we were looking for strategic partnerships with companies that were equally focused on quality, in order to enhance our products the best we could,” said Martin.
He concluded: “We chose performance against price to make sure we had the right product for us and the target market we had in mind, and that is what we continue to do through our partnership with Winkhaus. The new AV3 is a great addition to our range and one that will undoubtedly help our customers further differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”