Euroglaze is an Exemplar Manufacturer as measured by the Manufacturing Advisory Services, which aims to help companies in the UK improve their performance by adopting best practice. Euroglaze is effectively now a beacon window fabricator and manufacturer for the UK and will be used as a case study and visiting site for other manufacturers from all industries who want to see firsthand how to implement the very best modern manufacturing techniques.
The Haffner Saw takes 6m lengths of PVCu profile, creates drainage holes, vent holes and angle cuts profile into shorter lengths as an optimised process with minimal waste for both...Watch
Insertion of Galvanised Steel strips to reinforce the profile - this process adds strength to each PVCu window and door which guarantees life for the products...Watch
uPCV Profile Inline Welding Process - This process welds PVCu profiles together accurately every time, meaning that each window and door frame is as high quality as the next...Watch
uPCV Profile Quad Welding Process - This process welds PVCu profiles together accurately every time, meaning that each window and door frame is as high quality as the next...Watch
Window & Door Sash Fitting - This process combines the PVCu frames with the mechanically parts of each PVCu window and door. Security measures are checked at this point...Watch
This is quite an accolade for the REHAU window and door fabricator which set out a few years ago to achieve World Class Manufacturing status. Martin Nettleton, the company's MD, says: "In an industry plagued by negative stereotypes, it is great for us to have independent recognition that we are the very best in the region. Our focus has been on becoming a 'lean manufacturer and window fabricator' in order to maximise both our quality and our efficiency and we have proved that with the right level of training and commitment, this industry can outperform all the competition."
Euroglaze is predominantly a trade window and door manufacturer producing in the region of 1,100 frames per week in REHAU’s S706 70mm system. We have grown massively in the last two years more than doubling our output and have recently announced plans for major capital investment which will enable it to continue its growth. The company has thrived during a period when many window fabricators have struggled, largely we believe because of our focus on quality and efficiency. Martin adds: "Lean manufacturing is not just a buzz word at Euroglaze - it has become our entire ethos and has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on everything from sales to prices, waste, rejection rates and ultimately profitability."
The manufacturing processes and procedures we have adopted such as JIT-Kaizan, 5S's, Kanban, Quality Circles and Standard Operations might be dismissed as fads by more traditional fabricators but they have formed the cornerstones of our success this far and they are what have led to us being named an 'Exemplar' company.Back to PVCu Fabrication...