New factory investment

Senior Architectural Systems has invested a £200K in its in-house powder-coating facility to improve the quality of its finishes, and to meet the increased demand for coloured aluminium fenestration products.

The recently completed improvement works include the complete overhaul of the existing vertical paint line, which has been updated with the latest parts, lubrication systems, control panels and track. Combined with Senior’s horizontal paint line, which is ideal for the quick turnaround of small batch coatings, the improved vertical paint line will now be able to coat on average 12,000 aluminium profiles per week.

Senior’s production manager Mark Burton said: “As a company we are committed to giving our customers what they want, when they want it, and this latest investment in our in-house facility has been driven by the growing demand for powder-coated products. We have increased production levels and improved quality control which will help us deliver reliable results every time. The improvement works took place over the course of just one week and we are delighted to be back up and running and working on orders.”

Ideally placed to meet the requirements of larger commercial contracts, Senior has also seen an increase in demand for coloured doors and windows in the domestic residential sector. To support trade installers and their customers even further, Senior has developed its Signature colour guide to make it easier to choose from the most popular shades.

Senior’s powder-coating offering also includes a number of high-performance finishes that help to boost the durability and strength of aluminium by giving the fenestration systems improved resistance from weathering and corrosion.

Contractors can choose from standard matt, satin or gloss finishes or, for a traditional metallic look, anodised and mill finishes are also available.