Production boosted

Essex-based Iceni Windows has boosted production, and is on target to increase turnover by 15% this year with the help of its hardware supplier Kenrick.

Having invested in a new 40,000ft2 factory in 2017 to expand production of its range of PVCU and aluminium windows, the trade fabricator wanted to source a new shootbolt that was quicker and easier to fit. It was also important that the new system could be adapted to suit the Rehau, Aluk and Residence 9 profiles that Iceni uses.

The firm chose the Centurion Fast Fit shootbolt window locking system from Kenrick and has increased production to 700 frames a week since switching.

Paul Foyle, managing director at Iceni Windows, said: “We had been working with our previous supplier for some years and were happy with the product, but we wanted to find a shootbolt that would speed up the fitting time for our fabricators even further. We liked the design of Kenrick’s Centurion Fast Fit shootbolt and were impressed with how Kenrick tailored the keeps so that we could use it across all of our windows. This means that we don’t have to order and stock a variety of shootbolts, which is a huge benefit to us.”