Reinforcement cost cut promise

Fabricators can achieve savings of more than £240,000 a year by buying-in reinforcement direct, rather than through their systems supplier, according to new figures released by Anglo European.

The financial modelling, which is based on buying-in cut-to-size reinforcement, represents the culmination of labour and employment costs, reduced wastage, and the lower unit price achieved through direct supply.

This reveals savings for even smaller fabricators, with those manufacturing 100 frames per week, can achieve average savings of £235 a week or £12,220 a year. The potential savings for those manufacturers producing around 1,000fpw runs as high as £2,354 a week or £122,408 a year.

Savings for larger fabricators are, according to Anglo, even more impressive: up to £184,000 per year for manufacturers doing 1,500fpw and £240,000 a year or more for those making 2,000fpw.

“Clearly, the bigger you are, the more you benefit from economies of scale, but even smaller fabricators can save more than £10,000 a year by buying window and door reinforcement cut-to-size and direct,” Lee Marriott, Anglo’s group business development director, said.

“With rising overheads and particularly increased labour costs, the opportunity to take labour out of your business or reapply it, while also reducing wastage, ie, if you buy reinforcement from us, that immediately drops to zero. These are savings that fabricators can’t afford to ignore.”

Anglo European announced in January that it received a series of independent test approvals on its PVCU window and door galvanized reinforcements.

Conducted by Build Check, testing found that reinforcement options from Anglo European matched requirements for weathertightness set by three leading systems companies for reinforcement, with full compliance with BS6375-1:2015.

Completed at the end of November, the series of independent assessments also found that both of the coating grades offered by Anglo, which include GZ275UK and GZ140EU, met reinforcement performance criteria set out by those companies.

Furthermore, all reinforcements supplied by Anglo European are manufactured in the same DX51D tensile strength steel as supplied by those companies.

BuildCheckis currently carrying out testing on other leading systems.