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Demand rises for Kenrick’s nemesis

Kenrick has seen a healthy rise in demand for its Nemesis multi-point window locking system for aluminium profiles. The company has credited its growing sales to the rapidly increasing popularity of aluminium in the domestic market.

Steve Williams, sales director at Kenrick, explains: “When it comes to windows and doors, aluminium continues to follow an incredible growth pattern and its predicted to reach an all-time high of 220,000 frames a year by 2020. This upward trend has driven demand for Nemesis and sales have grown tenfold since the launch, which is a phenomenal result. We have lots of new customers in the pipeline both in the UK and overseas and our forecasts show that this will be a really promising first year for Nemesis.

“The market is moving towards higher value products, but the aluminium sector has been hampered by the lack of choice in multi-point window locking systems for aluminium profiles. Nemesis has attracted this wave of new customers because it brings greater choice, but it also delivers on quality, performance and reliability which are vital at the higher end of the market. For a discerning customer base, it is the ultimate, compromise-free locking system.”

Nemesis is a high security bi-directional twin cam espagnolette window locking system that has been has been developed to suit aluminium profiles which come with or without a Euro groove. A fitter-friendly solution, it has been designed to aid rapid installation for the fabricator on all major aluminium profiles. Unlike some other systems, it is made from the finest grade austenitic stainless steel, which has been tested to BS EN 1670: 2007 Grade 4 (severe) rating for salt spray corrosion resistance.

Nemesis features a robust offset handed die-cast gearbox and bi-directional twin cams to provide superior security. It also incorporates stainless steel faceplate drive bars and mushroom cams to enhance both its appearance and durability. 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).

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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