New aluminium factory

Tradelink Window Solutions has opened a dedicated facility to double its aluminium manufacturing capacity.

The new factory means that Tradelink can offer aluminium bifolds in four colour-ways on lead times of just 10 days.

Jim Moody, managing director at Tradelink, said: “We have expanded our facility and taken on another unit next-door to create the new dedicated aluminium site which now covers 18,000ft2.”

The new aluminium facility uses lean manufacturing processes and a thorough quality control process to ensure that all aluminium glazing leaves the factory in perfect condition, ready for installers to fit on site.

“Every length of profile is inspected and so is each piece of hardware that will be used during fabrication,” Jim said. “After this initial check, the full component kit is delivered to a fabricator’s work station, ready for them to manufacture that product, to save time and enable a faster process. A final check happens before the product is wrapped ready for collection or delivery.”