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Warm edge experts Edgetech welcomed VIPs from throughout the industry to a celebration marking a decade of UK manufacturing.
With FIT Show 2017 still fresh in the memory of the window, door and conservatory industry, attention now turns to the future and FIT Show 2019.
The company’s Coventry factory became the first warm edge manufacturing facility in the country back in 2007. Exactly ten years on, dignitaries including Bill Griffiths and George Wilson from parent company Quanex and John Blundell, Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry, marked the anniversary by officially opening a $1.3m extension to the same site.
such a major milestone and unveil our new facilities,” comments Chris. “It also gave us the chance to share our vision for the next decade and beyond and our unwavering commitment to product research and development.”
Attendees heard presentations from MD Chris Alderson, President of Quanex IG Systems George Wilson, who has since been promoted to COO of the Quanex Group, Quanex Chairman and CEO Bill Griffiths, as well as industry expert Andrew Scott, MD of Insight Data. Guests were also treated to a virtual tour of the new facilities. “We were absolutely delighted to welcome so many colleagues, customers, members of the media and others to our HQ to celebrate
The Chairman’s Safety Award was presented to Works Manager John Stark to recognize their impeccable safety record, while Head of Marketing Charlotte Davies received a £1,000 donation towards her efforts for Paddle2Pedal.
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People who live in glass houses ... have the best views.
It’s not only the outside of the detached home in the Swiss canton of Solothurn that’s shrouded in glass; the interior, too, is testament to the diversity of this transparent material. Kitchen countertops, floors and cupboards in the bathroom, or partitions in the living room – an impressively wide range of glass solutions from Glas Troesch was employed in designing the interior features. The architecture also draws attention to its stylish combination of two traditional materials – glass and wood.
The façade features transparent window areas and opaque, tinted grey glass panels which were mounted on a wood substructure using concealed fasteners. Inside, the architecture emphasises an open-plan living and dining, a bathroom, and a garage on the ground floor, and bedrooms and a further bathroom upstairs. The south-facing aspect, offers panoramic views as far as the Swiss Alps.
The move to the National Exhibition Centre prompted a surge in exhibition stand bookings last year when the new venue was announced. This year sees a similar trend only this time instead of the new venue being the catalyst previous exhibitors are booking their stand space so they can start planning how they are going to top this year’s show. With 22 months still to go until FIT Show 2019 - taking place on 21st to 23rd May - 50% of the exhibition floor space has already been booked. And while this is quite a feat, it’s even more of a feat when you learn that the gross floor space for FIT Show 2019 is 30% larger than this year’s show.
The event culminated with a fun-filled medieval banquet, and Edgetech’s annual golf event the following day.
A video of the event is currently in production, and will be published on Edgetech’s website.
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“With the rapid growth of the show we knew we had to move from Telford to the NEC and it proved the right decision looking at the numbers from our first show in Birmingham,” said Nickie West, Event Director. “With a visitor increase of almost 17% in comparison to our previous show we owe that to some of the most creative marketing campaigns from exhibitors and impressive stands we’ve seen yet. And having 50% of floor space for 2019 booked already just shows the commitment this industry has to its industry event.”
“We’re excited for the next show as are our exhibitors. All the stops will once again be pulled out and the stands will be more extravagant and more creative because the industry has seen the results the show can deliver.”


































































































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