Published On: Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

Bristol Windows invests in machine automation from Haffner Murat

Bristol Windows has invested in a new SMR-4 welder and a TT405 computerised saw from machinery specialists Haffner Murat Ltd.  In today’s climate, when a business has to invest to meet growing demand, you can be sure it’s doing something right. And invest is exactly what Bristol Windows has done.  Adrian Price, Director at Bristol Windows said, “Since we began in 2012, we pride ourselves on manufacturing the highest quality windows and doors and believe in offering the right quality at all times. Due to steady year on year growth we needed to increase our production and we understood the SMR-4 welder to be one of the best on the market today along with the TT405 computerised saw. So when the time came to make a new investment, we had no hesitation in turning to Haffner Murat”

In the SMR-4 welder and the TT405 computerised saw, Bristol Windows has made two extremely sound investments. Quite simply, the SMR-4 is the fastest and most accurate welder on the market today. Alongside a wealth of other benefits, the machine’s key selling point is the automatic self centering of transom and mullions, which ensures 90 degree transom welding even with uneven arrow heads. What this means in practice is that welding can be undertaken without the need for a skilled operator. The TT405 computerised saw is a double cut saw for PVCu and aluminium profiles up to 70mm which gives it great flexibility. One of the key benefits is its easy to use touch screen technology which can be operated via USB data control or a network connection. You can pivot the saw heads from 45 to 90 degrees and set up point to point cutting via the computer, eliminating profile tolerance and improving quality. Both machines come with a two year parts and labour warranty for complete peace of mind.

The machines are already having a positive impact on the business. Adrian said “Both machines have made a massive difference to the company by increasing our production by at least 50%.  Due to the increased output we have been able to eliminate overtime which has saved us money too. This is our first purchase from Haffner Murat but we feel it won’t be our last.”  Having moved back into fabrication in 2012 with business partner Andy Farr, Adrian and the team at Bristol Windows has seen their business grow.  They manufacture Decuninck’s 2500 system from their Bristol premises and have plans to introduce both composite doors and aluminium bifolding doors too.  Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner Murat concluded: “We are delighted that the SMR-4 welder and TT405 computerised saw has proved such a hit with Bristol Windows. We’re not surprised though as our customers are genuinely astonished at the differences they make to their production.”