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 Reeve oversees
A real-world commitment
The Parkside Group has appointed sales director Richard Reeve to look after one of its major divisions, Axim Architectural Hardware.
Reeve, who has been with TPG for 15 years, says:“Axim is one of the most trusted brands in the industry for reliability and quality. It celebrated 30 years of business last year and having worked throughout the industry I know that the Axim TC-8800 series of concealed transom closers is well known for its long-term performance and as part of TPG, Axim, is backed up by market leading delivery to its European wide distributor and partner network.
“Over the last 30 years Axim has developed its product range to include all the hardware that top quality commercial doors require. Everyone knows the top performer the Axim TC Series of concealed closers, however, I am not sure that everyone is aware of how extensive the Axim product range is. The Axim PR Series panic exit range is comprehensive, and the Axim panic exit locking handle is one of the most
Richard Reeve
high-quality products I have seen which fits across the entire range.” ❐
Veka Recycling has chosen Wellingborough for the location of what a spokesman says will be Europe’s most advanced facility dedicated to recycling PVC-U window and door profiles.The company has taken over a former metals recycling plant and will spend more than £8m to build a facility ready to accept and convert UK unused offcuts and old PVC-U windows into re- usable polymer.
On a 5.5 acre site, the plant will be the third such facility to be built by Veka Umwelttechnik GmbH, the specialist
     recycling subsidiary of the Veka AG Group. The company has pioneered PVC-U recycling in Europe with its first plant opening in Behringen, Germany as long ago as 1993. A further facility was opened in France in 2006.
The Wellingborough plant will enable Veka Recycling to fully re-process PVC- U window and door frames into material that can be re-manufactured as new products including window profiles, cills and trims and also a range of products as diverse as cable management and construction products. Plans are for the plant to open initially this year and to be fully operational from spring 2019, with up to 50 jobs expected to be created.
Rubber, metals and other impurities will all be separated from the PVC-U to enable re-manufacture. The combined capacity of the three plants will exceed 100,000 tonnes of PVC-U windows a year.
Veka Recycling managing director, Tony Cattini says: “This is a real-world commitment by the Veka Group towards the UK and recognition of the continued importance of the British market.” ❐
   Corgi Fenestration claims to be the only quality mark in the glazing sector that recognises best practice along the whole supply chain. Suppliers from system houses, fabricators, component and IGU manufacturers through to installers and repair and maintenance services can achieve Corgi Fenestration registration. Both commercial and domestic building sectors are covered.
Corgi Fenestration accepts all glazing sector qualifications awarded and assessed by partner organisation GQA Qualifications. Staff with these qualifications can now be issued with their personal Corgi Fenestration branded skills card and will be listed on a skills register. ❐

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