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Building Products March 2018

SHOWCASE | COMPANY NEWS SHOWCASE COMPANY NEWS Cal joins the Saniflo team A new appointment at the back end of 2017 has further strengthened the Saniflo sales team in the UK. Cal McCarthy joined as area sales manager for the north-west region with a remit to develop sales of both Saniflo and the range of Kinedo shower cubicles. With experience in specification sales from his previous role at Yorkshire-based Cavalier Bathrooms, Cal will use his skills and knowledge to deliver additional contract business. And with 30 years under his belt working in the sector and many established contacts in merchants and distributors, he has reportedly been able to hit the ground running in his new role. Commenting on his appointment, On the road: Veka adds four vans to TSE fleet PVC-U systems supplier Veka Group has added four vans to its technical department. These will assist technical service engineers in visiting customers across the UK. Technical service engineers are reportedly trained in-house by Veka, to ensure that their knowledge of Veka and Halo products and tooling is ‘faultless’. The four new vans provide extra storage space for equipment and tools to ensure engineers can assist customers no matter the issue. Dawn Stockell, marketing director for Veka Group, explained: “Having four brand new vans that are even better equipped than before, means that our engineers can continue to provide exceptional technical support to customers all over the country. "Their support includes everything from initial tooling, maintenance and workflow suggestions, to audits, training and more. Their knowledge of all things Veka and Halo is second to none and we know our customers find their advice invaluable." www.vekauk.com Smart additions to residential ranges Smart Architectural Aluminium has unveiled its new Designer Door and orangery roof systems. The new Designer Door range is said to deliver a ‘premiumquality, high-performance and high-security’ entrance door, which has reportedly been developed to meet the needs of both house and apartment owners and developers. The comprehensive range is said to feature a wide choice of styles and designs, from the contemporary Modern collection, to the Traditional, Cottage and Vintage portfolios, whose designs are said to be perfect for more rural properties, or the Victorian, Edwardian and Regency styles. Commenting on the new products, Smart’s managing director, Eddie Robinson, said: “While we are extremely excited to be launching our new Designer Door and orangery roof systems, we believe the additions we are making to our established ranges will be equally valuable, providing yet more options to architects, developers and contractors.” www.smartsystems.co.uk A new door for the elephant in the room P C Henderson’s Straight Sliding 307 door hardware has been specified for the main access door to an elephant house at Skandavale Monastery in Carmarthen, Wales. Valli, a three tonne Sri Lankan elephant resides in the elephant house. The elephant house features a large sliding access door, which Valli opens herself. After just five years the original sliding door was unable to cope with the force in which Valli opened the door and so the track collapsed. P C Henderson was chosen to specify a track which would be robust and hard-wearing enough to cope with Valli’s strength, so the Straight Sliding 307 system was specified. Brother Stephan from the monastery, commented: “Prior to the new home being built, Valli lived in a different elephant house which utilised P C Henderson’s sliding door. This lasted approximately 15 years. When the hardware on the new home started to bend after just five years, there was no doubt that we would go back to using P C Henderson.” www.pchenderson.com BUILDING PRODUCTS | MARCH 8 Cal said: “I know the Saniflo brand very well having sold the products in a former role in a distributor. The quality of the products is excellent and the service support network really sets the brand apart. I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to join the market leader. Going forward I am looking forward to bringing in incremental business and to really highlight the Kinedo range in this region.” www.saniflo.co.uk


Building Products March 2018
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