Single source choice

Merlin Network, which is part of Saveheat Group, made the decision at the end of 2018 to single source from Kömmerling.

On the back of this, the group decided to open up the Blairs brand, which is known for timber windows, to the Kömmerling brand and range of window and door systems.

Merlin considered product design, performance and quality, and the fact that the management team felt that Kömmerling would be a better all-round business partner for them as a group.

The demands of the Scottish market often require better performing products, the company said, and the System 70, newly launched System 76, along with the PremiLine patio door now form the core product proposition under the Blairs and Merlin Network brands.

Alex Grey, managing director of Saveheat Group, said: “This was a fundamentally important business decision for the long term and we firmly believe that Kömmerling was the stand out choice for us. It’s a genuinely exciting partnership that we’re embarking on and are looking forward to taking our products to all geographic points in Scotland.”

Brian McDonald, sales director of Profine UK and Kömmerling, said: “We’re thrilled with the opportunities for us with Saveheat Group and their respective brands. The move by them from dual to single source shows just what a strong and compelling business proposition that we have with Kömmerling and we look forward to working with Alex and the team for many years to come.”