Growth strategy support

Haffner Murat has installed three pieces of new fabrication machinery for trade fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies.

Martin Halford, director and co-founder of Gloucester-based Mercury Glazing, said: “We have a strong growth strategy in place, and our investment in the new machinery from Haffner Murat will help us to deliver exceptional quality for our growing range of PVCU and aluminium products as our order volumes increase.”

Mercury Glazing invested in a FOM Industrie Modus CNC machining centre, Haffner TT425 double-mitre computerised saw, and a FOM Industrie Panda 300 Echo pneumatic bead saw.

“We have purchased several machines from Haffner Murat in the past and we did not hesitate to turn to them to help support us in our latest manufacturing expansion,” Martin said. “We have recently taken occupancy of our second manufacturing unit in Gloucester as demand for our high-quality PVCU and aluminium products has increased dramatically over the past 12 months. The reliability of Haffner Murat’s machines and the support given by Paul Yeo, Haffner Murat’s technical sales manager, was superb. The machines will add further value to our fabrication process.”

The FOM Industrie Modus CNC machining centre is equipped with three controlled axes and workable with 0°/90°/180° positioning providing superior accuracy and speed of manufacture.

The Haffner TT425 double-mitre computerised saw provides length, angle and cutting accuracy thanks to its robust construction and linear bearing system. And the FOM Industrie Panda 300 Echo pneumatic bead saw offers a 300mm up-feed balance with manual positioning of the vertical axis delivering accuracy for precision manufacture.

Dave Thomas, managing director at Haffner Murat, said: “Mercury Glazing’s continued growth strategy is impressive and it was vital that the right machines were in place to support their plans. We were delighted to work with the Mercury team once more and was pleased that our latest team member, Paul Yeo, has hit the ground running and helped secure this sale with Mercury.”