Stoke on Trent’s UK Window Systems Ltd has just invested in several new pieces of equipment from Haffner GB Ltd’s Vantage range. Two four-head welders, a cruciform welder and a vertiquad have now replaced older equipment and given UK Windows the ability to keep pace with growing demand.
The need to keep pace with demand was important to UK Windows. The company currently manufactures 350 frames per week, but wants to increase this to 500–600 frames a week. The company has been growing steadily year on year for the past four years, so this aim looks more than achievable. The company attributes its success to its attitude. It’s extremely proactive and is constantly adding new products to an already wide range to ensure it stays ahead of its competitors and is an attractive one stop shop for its customers. The range is backed up with a commitment to quality in all areas of the business, indeed, one of the reasons for the new investment was to increase product quality.
UK Windows’ Richard Barlow says of the investment “We had outgrown our standard welding machines and chose to update to machinery that had all the latest technology. Features on the Vantage machines include automatic head movement, automatic corner and transom fences, turret facility and white and woodgrain settings for 2.0mm and 0.2mm finish, so we have everything we need to increase productivity and quality. We chose Haffner because we had worked with them in the past and knew of their excellent reputation. They are right on our doorstep too and this was important to us. We have been delighted with our investment and the machines are already exceeding our expectations.”
UK Windows’ order is one of several that have helped Haffner GB Ltd get 2012 off to a flying start. The company has already installed an SBA-4 machine at K2 Conservatories and taken orders for four starter packages of its reconditioned machinery. Combined with individual sales of new CNC corner cleaners and welders for existing customers who needed to upgrade, Haffner is increasingly looking like the only place to turn no matter what your machinery requirements!