New partnership

Veka Group has helped fabricator Modplan set up a completely new, fully functioning factory, supplying a new system, in less than 60 days.

Gwent-based Modplan has established a new business partnership with home improvement specialists Leekes, and agreed to supply the company with Veka Group’s Halo System 10 products from a purpose-built facility.

Veka business development manager Ian Smith said: “Leekes chose Modplan to be the main supplier of all windows, selected doors and conservatories, after researching companies up and down the UK. Modplan has a fantastic reputation for quality and customer service, so it was no surprise that they should secure such a contract, and Veka was proud to help them hit the ground running.

“The Modplan team has been supplying the full range of Veka products to the trade for more than 22 years. Now, the fabricator has added Halo to its portfolio to meet Leekes’ requirements and we were there to offer advice and technical support throughout the planning and tooling processes and beyond. The factory includes a host of features designed to ensure efficiency, including barcode scanning to track products from manufacture to delivery.”

Veka also supported Modplan in the delivery of product training for Leekes personnel while the marketing team helped out with a full range of product imagery, brochures and maintenance guides.

Frank Richardson, Leekes glazing sales manager said: “We chose Halo System 10 because the product meets all our needs in terms of quality and performance. Veka, Modplan and Leekes are all family-run companies still run by the original families, so with Leekes’ local experience, Veka’s place in the market and Modplan’s manufacturing expertise it’s a fantastic team.”

Heidi Sachs, managing director of Modplan, said: “We’ve built our business on a partnership approach that adds value to every customer. It’s why we’re happy to build bespoke partnerships and continually invest in and improve our manufacturing resources.”