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Building Products July 2017

SHOWCASE | COMPANY NEWS SHOWCASE COMPANY NEWS Brochure helps make Smart decisions Revamped website makes browsing easier 72 BUILDING PRODUCTS | JULY 2017 Expanding horizons with relocation to larger location UK distributor of thermal and acoustic insulation, fire protection and roofing materials Encon Insulation has announced the relocation of its Birmingham branch to larger premises in order to cater to the West Midlands’ construction industry. Doubling the size of its previous site as part of the company’s strategic growth plan, the UK’s Distributor of Choice, the new premises gives customers access to a vast selection of thermal and acoustic insulation, fire protection, plasterboard and roofing materials. Andy Edge, Branch Manager, said: “We know that the West Midlands is enjoying record levels of construction and this, coupled with the increase in our customer base and successful ongoing relationships, meant we had outgrown our old site. The new site more than meets these requirements and we’re looking forward to showcasing the new Encon Birmingham.” www.encon.co.uk A redesign to its UK and Ireland websites by Armstrong Ceiling Solutions aims to make inspiration, specification and installation resources faster and easier to find than ever before. The new global-styled website has already been launched in the US, Canada and Asia Pacific and is now being rolled out across Europe. One highlight of the new mobilefriendly site is the highly visual global project gallery section, which enables customers to search, filter and browse more than 800 projects and almost 5,000 photos from around the globe. The website has been designed to simplify its portfolio and to reflect the brand theme ‘Inspiring Great Spaces’, whilst featuring inspiring visuals on every page. John Kerr, marketing and commercial excellence director EMEA, said: “We have redesigned our website to make it even easier for our customers to find what they want in the multitude of products and services that we have grown over the past 150 years. This will be rolled out across Europe in 2017 to enhance our truly international reach.” www.armstrongceilings.com MD appointed to increase business development across Europe Supplier and manufacturer of products to the glass and glazing industry C. R. Laurence of Europe has appointed Dominik Hinzen to the role of Managing Director. In his new position Dominik is responsible for the operative and strategic management of the company for the business development in all markets of mainland Europe. The longstanding Branch Manager Harald Brinkmann will furthermore be responsible for the seamless management of the Ilsfeldbased site of about 4,000m2 of logistics areas. Dominik will mainly focus on sales and marketing, and the activity of the brand which has been in Europe since 2009 to adapt to its European customers. The roots of the company include outstanding customer service, high product availability and faster logistics will also play a central role in the new European strategy. www.crlaurence.co.uk In order to encourage architects and specifiers to ‘switch-on’ to the benefits of developing smart buildings, GEZE UK has launched a new brochure. The Smart Solutions brochure highlights safety systems and drive technology which can be used to create innovative networked and modular solutions which allows GEZE windows and doors to be controlled from a single source. Linked into GEZE’s new interface modules – the IO 420 and the IQ box KNX - products can be integrated via widely used communication standards for homes and commercial buildings. Multifunctional GEZE products for doors and windows, combined with networked system solutions, guarantee effective smoke and heat extraction, fire compartmentation and clear escape routes. And for buildings that has restricted areas, GEZE access control systems enable clear routes of escape – initiated when the system is triggered. The 16-page brochure also showcases which products can best be integrated with BACnet and KNX interfaces, not only for automated escape route doors and emergency exits, but also for smoke and heat extraction systems, automatic sliding doors and automated ventilation. www.geze.co.uk


Building Products July 2017
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