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Flamstead Group divests Vintage Windows

Vintage Windows UPVC: now an independent fabricator

The Flamstead Group, led by Group CEO Roger Hartshorn, has announced the divestment of fabricator Vintage Windows, in a sale to its Managing Director Alan Cooke.

Originally set up as an independent fabricator, Vintage Windows then became the testing and development facility for the Liniar system. As part of the Flamstead Group, the company was formerly a sister company to HL Plastics, owners of the Liniar brand, and Avantek Machinery.

Over the years the company has fabricated small quantities of windows for local installers, as well as helping out Liniar fabricators with high volume requirements. Vintage Windows UPVC will continue to supply Liniar’s customers where required directly on identical commercial terms.

Roger Hartshorn announced the divestment today, commenting:

“In line with our overall strategy and our commitment not to compete with our fabricator customers, we have decided to divest the Vintage business. The company has now become a stand-alone Liniar fabricator on a long term supply agreement, with immediate effect.

“Contrary to current industry trends of running with the hare and the hounds, we believe our resources are better directed at helping our valued fabricators to expand their own businesses.

“This move will enable the core Liniar team to focus on value-added activities such as customer service and new product development, which will benefit our whole customer base without the conflict of competition from their supplier.

“We wish Alan and the team at Vintage Windows UPVC the very best with their future plans and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship as supplier and customer.”

Please note Vintage Windows will have new contact details from the end of May - telephone 01773 603923 and email info@vintagewindowsupvc.co.uk.

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The Liniar brand is manufactured in the UK by HL Plastics Ltd and has grown to become one of the UK's most innovative ranges of PVCu extrusions. Group Managing Director Roger Hartshorn has been highly influential in the industry for many years having founded Eurocell and grown it to become one of the leading window systems companies. He assembled a team of highly experienced specialists at Liniar to develop and supply an innovative window system that makes life easier for fabricators.

Liniar's mission is to be recognised as a leading force for quality and excellence in product development – fusing industry experience with innovation, sustainability and loyalty. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, with a proven understanding of the problems fabricators face, the Liniar team has designed out problems that add to the cost or difficulty of fabricating, selling or installing PVCu windows. The result is a window system for the challenges of today, where the means to help fabricators compete more effectively are designed into the system itself.

HL Plastics also designs and manufactures a wide variety of other PVCu products - innovative decking, verandah systems, fencing systems, picket fencing and plastic piling for industrial, landscaping and home and garden use all form part of the Liniar range, with each Liniar product utilising advanced extrusion and moulding technologies supported by a range of secondary processes for specialist finishes.

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