Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2023

Selectaglaze upgrades to Haffner for its latest machine investment

Bespoke secondary glazing experts Selectaglaze has invested in an FMC 340 CNC Machining Centre from Fom Industrie which is already adding value to the company’s operations. 

Duncan Saunders, Head of Production at Selectaglaze, said: “Selectaglaze aims to have the best quality machinery that makes manufacturing efficient and ensures consistent quality throughout the whole fabrication process. The new FMC 340 CNC Machining Centre with fume extraction hood is an impressive machine that exceeds our expectations.” 

When it became clear that Selectaglaze’s existing CNC machine needed upgrading to the latest fabrication and software technology, Duncan was tasked with finding the replacement. The team needed a machine that could fabricate all Selectaglaze profiles and bring the latest technological developments to the company.  

Selectaglaze initially considered five different machine manufacturers, then narrowed these down to two. Haffner was selected as the machinery supplier of choice because of the support the company received during the research phase.  

Duncan commented: “We were impressed with the way the Bryan Dando and the wider Haffner team handled the initial enquiry and the overall support on offer. Haffner gave us the best service and technical advice, helping the team to decide which machine best suited our needs.” 

Haffner worked closely with the team at Selectaglaze throughout the project, liaising extensively with Duncan and Selectaglaze’s Managing Director Keith Mercer. The close communication gave the Selectaglaze team confidence in the choice of machine and how it would benefit the business. This included live Teams meetings with Fom Industrie’s software specialists who could answer all the team’s questions for peace of mind. 

Thanks to meticulous planning, the FMC 340 CNC Machining Centre was in production and operational within three days. The machine can handle all Selectaglaze profiles, and the team are in the process of transitioning all programmes to it. Duncan commented: “It is already delivering a better quality of cut and, once the transition process is complete, will also help efficiency.” 

Bryan Dando, Commercial Director at Haffner said: “The FOM Industrie FMC 340 CNC Machining Centre is an incredibly impressive machine. It has four controlled axes and has been designed to carry out drilling and milling operations on aluminium or steel profiles. Features include multi piece loading, X Flow and a tool integrity system to streamline operations and enhance quality. It was the perfect machine solution for Selectaglaze and we are delighted they are happy with the purchase.”

Founded in 1966 and a Royal Warrant Holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is the UK’s leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary window systems. Selectaglaze offers the largest range of products that are made bespoke to suit specific design and performance requirements of each individual project. 

In Haffner, it found a supplier equally committed to products, expertise and service. It is reaping the rewards as a result.