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Origin chooses kenrick’s nemesis for new aluminium window

Origin, a leading manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows, has chosen the Nemesis multi-point window locking system from Kenrick for its brand new aluminium window - the Origin Slimline Window.

The Buckinghamshire-based manufacturer is now ramping up production of the new window and has just doubled its latest order for Nemesis to meet rising customer demand.

Built from high-grade aluminium. the Origin Slimline Window has been designed with an ultra-slim frame (65mm) to maximise the amount of light and achieve ultimate views. To maintain the window’s signature slim sightlines, it was essential that it incorporated a locking system with the shortest possible backset and the smallest mushroom cams that would fit snugly inside the sash. Having reviewed every other system on the market, Origin chose Nemesis from Kenrick.

Neil Ginger, CEO at Origin, explains: “We launched our new Slimline Window in response to a significant demand for a slimmer sightlined window that offered a wider customer appeal, without compromising on quality. This initially posed a challenge for us because we needed to source a multi-point locking system that was compatible with its narrow frame. Obviously, the system had to incorporate enough locking points and offer first rate security, but crucially it needed to be short enough to fit correctly inside the sash. It was also essential that the window lock was competitively priced. We found that Nemesis ticked all these boxes.

“The Kenrick team worked closely with us, fine-tuning the product to ensure that it sat perfectly within the sash. Kenrick also branded the keep with the Origin name, which is an important mark of quality on our windows. Although we have just launched this product, we’ve already received so many enquiries for it and have doubled our order with Kenrick. We’re confident that Kenrick will be able to keep pace with the growth of this product and I’m looking forward to a long and successful partnership with them.”

Steve Williams, Kenrick’s sales and marketing director, added: “We’re passionate about our customers and we want to add value to their businesses by creating products that meet their exacting needs. Origin has put considerable thought into the design of its new window and working with the Origin team has been a fantastic experience for us. We’re delighted to have delivered what they want from a bespoke locking system and played a role in bringing this new window to market.”

Nemesis is a high security bi-directional twin cam espagnolette window locking system that has been designed to offer rapid installation for the fabricator, whilst providing ultimate security for the homeowner. Secured by Design and PAS 24: 2016 accredited, it features a robust offset handed die-cast gearbox and bi-directional twin cam locking. It also corporates 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.

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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