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Kenrick stirs the market with Nemesis

bi-directional twin cam espagnolette window locking system
for aluminium profiles

Kenrick has stimulated the market with the launch of a brand new bi-directional twin cam espagnolette window locking system which has been designed specifically for aluminium profiles.

The solution – aptly named Nemesis – has been launched to bring a greater variety of locking systems to fabricators operating within the increasingly popular domestic aluminium market.

Steve Williams, sales director at Kenrick, explains: “Aluminium is a rapidly growing sector of our industry and the Council for Aluminium Building (CAB) recently reported that the number of installers offering aluminium has risen by more than 40% in the last five years. The industry has been excited by the huge potential out there but frustrated with the lack of choice in hardware.

“Well, not anymore! Nemesis has widened the choice of locking solutions beyond what’s currently available and now allows fabricators to choose the most suitable multi-point locking system to suit their needs.

“Nemesis has been designed to offer rapid installation for the fabricator, whilst providing ultimate security for the homeowner and the feedback we’ve received from our customers has been fantastic. They’re really enthused by the potential of this cost-effective system to help them to increase their profit margins and make the most of the lucrative aluminium sector.”

Nemesis has been developed to suit aluminium profiles which come with or without a Euro groove. A reliable multi-point locking system that benefits from a robust offset handed die-cast gearbox and bi-directional twin cam locking, it delivers the first rate security features that homeowners expect, whilst being simple to install in all major aluminium profiles.

Nemesis incorporates stainless steel faceplate drive bars and mushroom cams to enhance both its appearance and longevity. The mushroom cams are available in 5mm and 7mm heights and are adjustable to +/- 1mm to aid compression once it has been fitted.

Keeps are currently available for all the major aluminium systems, including Smarts Alitherm 300, Smarts Alitherm 600, Smarts Alitherm 800, Smarts Alitherm Heritage, Smarts EcoFutural, Sapa Crown, Sapa Dualframe and AluK.

Nemesis has been fully tested at Exova BM Trada and is Secured by Design and PAS 24: 2016 accredited. It has been function tested to 100,000 full cycles (open/close, lock/unlock) and also exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1670: 2007 Grade 4 (severe) rating for salt spray corrosion resistance.

Kenrick is a leading supplier of hardware solutions for PVCu, aluminium and timber window and door systems. The company has a proud heritage spanning more than 200 years, having been established by Archibald Kenrick who manufactured buckles and livery fittings. Kenrick’s range of top quality products includes the market leading Excalibur multi-point locking system, the four-point Centurion system and the Easifit and Espagnolette locking systems.

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Archibald Kenrick

Archibald Kenrick & Sons Ltd was founded in West Bromwich in the Black Country in 1791 and has occupied the same site ever since. During the Industrial Revolution, the business became one of the country’s foremost cast iron manufacturers, something which continued for over 150 years. In the late 1940s, technological advances meant that Kenrick modernised rapidly, introducing new manufacturing techniques such as die-casting and injection moulding. Similar but evolved techniques are still used by Kenrick today.

Kenrick currently offers a variety of products for the furniture, door and window industries including castors, locking systems, handles and hinges. The majority of these products are either made on site in West Bromwich or at their overseas factories to a high standard. The design and innovation is carried out by Kenrick’s own experienced team.

In 1990, Kenrick became part of the Spire Group. It remains committed to investing in research and development, modern production techniques, new product launches and plans significant expansion over the coming years

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