Published On: Fri, Apr 17th, 2020


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Choosing a reliable partner for growth

As the aluminium sector continues to flourish, Paul Benn, General Manager at Exlabesa Building Systems, looks at the best way to choose a systems partner to help you capitalise on that growth

Despite all the economic uncertainty, the aluminium sector is buoyant. In the third quarter of 2018 the State of the Market Survey conducted by the Council for Aluminium in Building revealed that 41% of members saw a 5% sales rise on the second quarter and 24% saw a rise of more than 5%. In the private housing, infrastructure and private housing repair, maintenance and improvement sector, 12% of members reported sales volumes increases of up to 5% and 41% reported rises of more than 5% on the previous year.

These are undoubtedly impressive numbers and it’s hardly surprising that more and more fabricators and installers are looking to aluminium as an interesting sector to be part of. But whether you’re already working in the sector or considering entering it, you have to partner with the right systems house if you’re going to make the most of the opportunities. Here at Exlabesa Building Systems, we’re seeing the upwards sales trends too. For example, thanks to the numbers of commercial projects our customers have secured we’ve seen a 20% year-on-year increase in curtain walling sales. The reason our customers are able to secure so many projects is due in part to what our systems have to offer. Exlabesa Building Systems’ range has something for every sector and our products are widely recognised as being the being among the easiest to fabricate and install. We offer an extensive range of casement windows, bi-folding doors, patio doors, tilt turn windows, curtain walling, rebated thermal doors and thermal and non thermal shop fronts. It’s a range that’s continually expanding too. We will be launching two new ranges in 2019 and I’m looking forward to being able to reveal what they have to offer.

Every product offers something different but they all share the same core character. They are all beautiful, intelligently-designed products that means they are simple and cost effective to manufacture and install. Andrew Mersh of Crown Doors & Shutters sums up what Exlabesa’s profiles have to offer by saying: “We have been working with Exlabesa since 2012 and have gone from strength to strength using its systems. It has the same systems as the high end suppliers and they achieve the same outcome but are very competitive.”

Alongside our systems we are also able to offer a level of technical support and expertise that adds value to our customers’ businesses whenever and wherever it’s required. Our support extends to marketing too – for example, we have just launched a consumer-facing brochure to help our customers secure more sales in the homeowner market. Perhaps one of the most appealing factors in the Exlabesa Building Systems’ offering is the fact we’re a British company proud to have our manufacturing base here in the UK. What’s more, we’re investing in our Doncaster manufacturing facilities to support our commitment to having state-of-the-art aluminium production that sets the standard for the UK market now and in the future.

Our investment will add more value to a manufacturing set up that is already one of the most impressive in the sector. It means we are able to offer a reassuring level of reliability on every project from the smallest to the largest. Our plant includes two extrusion presses and an ageing oven as well as an in-house aluminium anodising facility and a vertical paint plant. This means we have complete control over every element of our production, including colour. It gives us complete control over our quality as well as enabling us to offer competitive turnaround times. Overall, we offer a powerful combination of beautiful, intelligent and cost-effective systems, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and proactive technical and marketing support. So if you’re looking for a systems partner for growth both now and into the future, Exlabesa Building Systems has everything you need.