Published On: Mon, Dec 9th, 2019

Winmac celebrates 20 year milestone supplying premium machinery to fabricators

With a pedigree supplying premium machinery to window and door fabricators going back 20 years, Winmac is heading into 2020 looking to reinforce its position as a market-leading supplier of PVC-U and aluminium machinery. Priding itself on providing an unrivalled range of machines back-up by experienced support, the company has constantly evolved over its 20 years in business. By placing customers at the heart of everything they do, Winmac has become the machinery partner of choice for many of the leading fabricators in the UK and Ireland. 

The company’s reputation was forged in its early years with the launch of the groundbreaking Rotox EKA 379 corner transom cleaner. Managing Director David Stone believes this machine represented the ‘making of Winmac’: “The EKA 379 was our flagship offering to the market at the time. We started off with 20 orders in the first year  which soon increased to 40+ the year after. In total we have supplied over 300 of these machines. What made it so special and unique was its ability to clean corners and transoms. We had developed it exclusively with Rotox and were able to patent some of the units on the machine, this really gave us a massive competitive advantage and soon the EKA 379 was acknowledged as the best machine available.”

Reacting to the changing face of the market, Winmac has enhanced its offering to customers by providing a range of high quality aluminium machines. Sitting beside their well respected range of PVC-U machinery from Rotox and Schirmer, the company now offers Pertici and Schirmer aluminium machinery. Winmac’s UK Sales Manager Rob Hopper is all too aware of the growing importance of aluminium having spent a number of years of his distinguished career in the machinery sector heading up sales in this area: “Two years ago we carried out an audit on the supply of aluminium machinery as we were very aware the window and door fabrication industry was witnessing a movement towards aluminium products. We were not looking at shifting our business model away from PVC-U machinery supply, this will always be our main focus. However, we needed to support our current and potential customers in their aluminium machinery needs. These customers were looking to purchase their machines elsewhere, only because at the time we weren’t offering aluminium machines. When they dealt with other suppliers, the majority told us how superior our service was and could we look at supplying aluminium machines…which was extremely pleasing. They had got used to the ‘Winmac Way, of doing things.”

With 25% of orders now attributed to aluminium machines, Sales Director Kevin Noray is delighted with success of the Pertici and Schirmer aluminium ranges. However, he is keen to reinforce the importance of the PVC-U sector, and is working closely with large number of fabricators who are carrying out planned investment strategies: “Quality is driving the fabrication market, and for this reason, fabricators need to focus on accuracy, efficiency and frame finish to be competitive in the market. By developing long term partnerships with our customers we are able to assist them in maintaining a modern and efficient manufacturing facility.”

To find out more about Winmac’s range of premium PVC-U and aluminium fabrication machinery please call 01865 730888 or email: