Promac launches new Service Agreement Plan

Promac Group has continued its investment in customer service and machinery sales aftercare with the launch of its new Service Agreement Plan.

Officially launched this month, the new aftersales package allows fabricators to tap into special discounts on consumables, spread the cost of servicing and maintenance and to call in priority repairs on in-warranty machinery.

Lee Marriott, Sales and Marketing Manager, Promac Group said that with 19-engineers on the road, Promac offered its customers ‘industry-leading’ through-life machinery support.

He said: “We have more ...

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Low cost, high yield machinery to transform your fabrication business

Promac Group is highlighting three low cost, high yield machinery platforms, which it says have the potential to transform fabrication businesses.

Starting from £45K to just a little over £70K, each generates new opportunities for manufacturers, either by giving them capacity to manufacture new products or increase volume and efficiency, while lowering overheads.

“There’s a perception out there that you need to ...

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Forel launches new high-speed, high-precision arrissing platform

Forel has launched its latest EG range of Arrissing Machine, which exploits proven technologies in a new high precision and high speed Arrisser.

Designed to deliver the flexibility for use in pre-processing ahead of tempering or as part of an IGU line, the EG Arrisser brings exceptional precision to glass edge-working, guaranteeing product quality.

Processing sheets of up to 6000x3210mm and as small as 410x230mm, the Forel EG Arrissing machine first automatically acquires glass dimensions before working them at high speed, using ...

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Abcell completes six-figure investment in Graf SL4FF and FOM LMT65

Abcell has completed the installation of a cutting-edge Graf Synergy SL4FF seamless corner welder and FOM LMT65 aluminium machining and cutting centre, as part of a major investment in its Warmcore fabrication facility.

Manufacturing conservatory roof systems from Global and the Guardian solid roof, Warmroof system, Abcell added Synseal’s PVC-U aluminium hybrid, Warmcore to its trade offer in June this year.

Supplied by the Promac Group, this new product offer is underpinned by a six-figure investment in the Graf welder and the ...

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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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