System switch

Armstrong Industries has changed to Kömmerling from another systems company, with whom they had been an established customer for 23 years.

The Coventry-based manufacturer has been in business since 1996, operating in the south east, Midlands and home counties, and has already started production the Kömmerling 70 system in the form of C70 and O70, along with the PremiLine patio door.

It was “a decision that I should have made several years ago”, according to managing director John Armstrong, “yet the re-ignited brand this year was the real catalyst for change”.

Regarding the previous supplier, “they tried to build a price-orientated business and it was seemingly an unsustainable race to the bottom”, John said. “Now with investment in what I believe is the best systems house and new German Rotox machinery, we want to build our brand at the upper end of the market, as do our valued customers.”

Armstrong Industries will also promote its in-house paint line, which enables it to finish any Kömmerling window or door to RAL and even Farrow and Ball colours.

Gareth Jones, managing director of Profine UK and the Kömmerling brand, said: “We’re thrilled to bring Armstrong Industries into the Kömmerling family and this is yet another business that has recognised the re-awakening of the brand in the UK.

“We’ve got bold plans for 2020 with Fensterbau, several events including a golf day, and the launch of an installer scheme to help support all of our manufacturing partners including our new ones such as Armstrong Industries.”