Promac Group to ‘unlock’ high margin opportunities at FIT

Promac Group will showcase new low-cost high margin, innovations in PVC-U welding technologies, plus advances in cost-effective and efficient manufacture of aluminium systems, at this year’s FIT Show, NEC, 23-25 May.

Its stand D10 will feature a new seamless cill welder and seamless transom and mullion ‘H- welder’ from Graf Synergy, plus the highly innovative LMT 65 machining and cutting center from FOM.

Having announced a new strategic partnership in December, the Promac Stand will also include another new offering from the ...

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Promac Group has recruited two new apprentices to its in-house engineering and customer support team.

With more technicians on the road than any other machinery supplier, Promac Group offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive service and support offers.

This includes through-life machinery support and machinery reconditioning and refurbishment services, delivered by 12 external and 5 internal technicians.

With National Apprentice Week 2017 on the horizon (6-10 March), Promac has announced the appointment of two new apprentices to its programme, Daniel Foster and William Gilsenon.

Joe Hague, Managing Director, Promac Group said: “We know how important people are ...

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Low cost finance driving machinery sales

Promac Group has reported that it delivered near record installation activity throughout last year, as fabricators and glass processors invested in new machinery.

Reporting sustained market confidence, Promac said it completed an average of more than a dozen machinery installations each month, throughout 2016.

Joe Hague, Managing Director, Promac Group said he expected Q1 2017 to deliver continuing high levels of activity as companies took advantage of not only low interest rates – but also the availability of finance.

He said: “LIBOR, the ...

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Unique gears up for Warmcore with the Graf SL4FF

Unique Window Systems has invested in the cutting-edge Graf Synergy SL4FF seamless corner welder from the Promac Group, as part of its continuing growth strategy.

Fabricating more than 1,000 windows per week, the Leicester-based trade and commercial fabricator has seen exponential growth committing to significant investment in its state-of-the-art manufacturing capability.

This has included the purchase of a new Graf Synergy SL4FF seamless corner welder, supplied by the Promac Group at the end of last year.

Atul Patel, Director of Unique Window Systems ...

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Commercial targets

We find out why the shockwave predicted to hit the UK commercial property sector post referendum, hasn’t materialized and what opportunities it offers glass processors. 

Pre-referendum investment in new commercial buildings – office, retail and industrial – was predicted to hit growth of seven per cent in 2016, becoming the fastest growing area of construction  this year (Experian Construction Growth Forecasts). Immediately after it, predictions took a decidedly downward turn.

The Brexit vote delivered a seismic shock which brought transactional activity in ...

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Pinch-point?

It started as a trickle but going into the start of this year almost all systems companies, float glass processors as well as component suppliers have introduced price increases of one kind or another. This ranges on average at systems level from around 4 to 12%, similar price increases for hardware and components, to some reportedly far steeper increases in glass of up to 25%.

“The window, door and glass processing sectors aren’t unique in seeing price increases. Almost all sectors ...

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Perfect synergy – FOM and Graf Synergy form machinery powerhouse

Global leaders in aluminium and PVC-U cutting and machining technology, FOM Industrie and Graf Synergy, have announced the formation of a new partnership, as part of a major strategic growth plan.

The formation of the new FOM-GS Group commits Graf and FOM to the joint development of existing and new markets, plus the development of shared technologies and software solutions.

This sits as part of an ambitious three-year strategy through to 2020, which seeks to exploit the leadership position occupied by each, ...

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Case study: The Graf Synergy SL4FF seamless corner welder

Find out how the SL4FF is helping Dekko deliver new USPs to its retail customers

Supplied and installed by the Promac Group in October last year, Dekko is already reporting significant growth in demand for frames manufactured using its the state-of-the-art Graf Synergy SL4FF Seamless Corner Welder.

First exhibited by Promac at the FIT Show in 2014, having pre-cleaned to exacting tolerances the SL4FF, zip welds the frame corner joints, whilst controlling the flow of sprue, delivering a seamless but incredibly strong ...

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Promac gears-up for Glasstec 2016

Promac Group has said it expects September’s Glasstec to be one of the most important for new industry innovation.

With cutting-edge technologies on show from Forel, GoldGlass, Macotec, Mappi and SoftSolution among Promac’s glass processing supply partners attending this year’s event, its Managing Director, Joe Hague, said he expected Glasstec 2016 to drive forward significant efficiencies in glass processing and IGU technologies.

Joe explained: “We have seen some really great innovations come onto the market in the last couple of years, which ...

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Promac Group announces the appointment of Lee Marriott

The Promac Group has announced the appointment of Lee Marriott as Regional Sales Manager South.

Having first entered the window industry as a sales executive with Emap and Glassex in 2004, Lee joined Window Widgets and Eclectic in 2009 in sales and business development roles. This included support for its launch of the R9 and the roll out of the system to fabricators.

Commenting on his appointment Lee said: “Supporting the launch of R9 and setting fabricators up on the system gave ...

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