Mechatronics is the future

Mechatronics – a technology that combines electronics and mechanical engineering – is helping Avantis bring together two areas of expertise to create new opportunities for door and window fabricators and installers.

Mark Bromley, CEO, said: “In the glazing industry, most people know us for hardware, but that’s just part of the business. Avantis is one of South East Asia’s leading manufacturers of electronic sensors and indicators for a global market.”

As part of the hardware development programme, Avantis has invested into mechatronic assembly lines in Malaysia, making them capable of integrating electronics into high security locking systems.

“Avantis has the capability, know-how and capacity to deliver volume electronics to homeowners through customers in the window and door industry,” Mark said. “In 2019 we are launching Kubu. It’s a simple and affordable solution for the mass market that combines the mechanical lock and electronic sensor. The official launch of the products will be at FIT Show 2019, where we will be demonstrating how it works and the benefits to fabricators, installers and homeowners. More excitingly, we will show how it will integrate with the smart home technology that’s becoming an essential feature in many homes.”