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Building Products December 2017

SHOWCASE | COMPANY NEWS SHOWCASE COMPANY NEWS Driving in style with charity golf day In September, industry professionals and Icopal staff took to the greens at the Woburn Golf Club for the manufacturer’s largest annual golf day with the chance to win a BMW Convertible. The day also raised more than £700 to help support The Christie Hospital in Manchester. Building on the 2016 event, Icopal welcomed more than 90 guests who teed off on two of Woburn’s three courses. Participants needed to sink a hole in one on either the Marquess’ 17th or the Duke’s 9th hole to win the BMW 4 Series M prize worth £42,000. The tournament’s overall winner was Paul Alston from John Cobb Consulting who received the Icopal Trophy and also scooped a £150 American Golf voucher as the Duke’s course winner. Simon Woods, sales director at Icopal commented: “This event, which is now becoming an annual tradition, provides a great opportunity to bring our clients and team together.” www.icopal.co.uk Automated system delivers results 72 BUILDING PRODUCTS | DECEMBER 2017 A new Project Portfolio from GEZE UK outlines why when it comes to the supply of door and window systems for education, it gets top marks. The brochure illustrates various automatic and manual door control solutions and window technology systems have been applied in a range of schools, colleges and universities. The Project Portfolio Education features a series of case studies including stylish entrances and practical solutions including the City of Glasgow College where showcase entrances were installed at its City Campus. Examples include GEZE installing automatic swing door operators at Swansea University’s Bay Campus and overhead door closers at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School and Student Hub. Accessibility was key in its involvement with Treloar School and College in Hampshire which caters for students with physical disabilities and learning difficulties. The Education Project Portfolio is available by emailing GEZE or from the download section of the company’s website. www.geze.co.uk Top of the class As part of its drive to improve customer service, Aliaxis has invested £150k in an automated voice picking system within its warehouses, which is said to significantly modernised order fulfilment. The computer-based system has been designed to improve accuracy by building quality checks into each step of the order delivery process – and this full visibility across the entire fulfilment journey means errors have been substantially reduced. Tom Hamlyn, logistics manager at Aliaxis, explained: “We decided that a fully automated system was the most astute way to improve our service. “Along with a new electronic labelling system, the voice picking system has noticeably streamlined processes in the warehouse.” Replacing the previous paper trail method, the voice picking system provides instructions to warehouse operatives through headsets, asking them to check off information using a barcode scanner. Following a stepped introduction, the voice picking system is now fully operational and the company is working on phase 2, which will introduce additional functionality to track packages as they are delivered and capture customer receipt signatures. www.aliaxis.co.uk New technical sales managers raises the roof for southern England Roofing and cladding fastener manufacturer, SFS, has appointed Bethan Mulvenna and Katie Bowman as its new technical sales managers in southern England. Bethan, below left, will head-up sales in the South-East region, which extends from south Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire in the north, down to Sussex and Kent, including the eastern half of London. Bethan’s new colleague in the South West of England is Katie Bowman. Katie, right, will work with customers in west London, South Central, the South Coast, Devon and Cornwall, up to Bristol and all areas in between. David Osborne, SFS national sales manager, said: “I’m delighted to have Bethan and Katie join our team and look forward to working with them. They will undoubtedly bring a new dimension to our team, and help us to be more representative of today’s modern world.” www.sfsintec.co.uk


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