One size doesn’t fit all

Anglo European believes that one size doesn’t fit all, especially when it comes to steel reinforcement.

“Get it right and it makes such a big difference to fabricators,” the company said. “Hardware fits perfectly, every time, and that saves time and money during manufacturing.”

Anglo European doesn’t manufacture generic steel reinforcements. Instead it creates the exact specification for the window and door systems and hardware use, which is possible because it has recently invested £435,000 in machinery for rolling steel.

“The core technology hasn’t changed for many decades,” Anglo European’s operations director James Lister said. “The cleverness is in how the new machine has sped up the rolling process.

“The new line can manufacture 59m of steel reinforcement every minute – that’s a 31% increase in output capacity. What makes it even more efficient is the speed of resetting the rollers. In the oldest machine, it takes hours to reset them, but it takes just seconds in the latest addition.”

The result is that customers can have exactly what they need, taking into consideration the profile they use and the hardware they choose.

“The super quick time for resetting rollers means we can manufacture shorter runs,” James said. “For customers of Anglo European that means fast turnaround times for made-to-measure steel. Order today and it arrives with customers within four days, or choose lengths cut to order and have those in five.”