Epwin Window Systems has just completed a sixteen-week, six-figure investment in an extension to its Stellar aluminium powder coating plant. Phil Parry, Business Development Director at Epwin Window Systems, said: “This new extension increases our powder coating footprint by 40% and allows us to keep pace with growing demand. It’s a powerful reflection of the way the industry has embraced what our Stellar Aluminium Window and Door System has to offer.”
The meticulously planned build was phased over a sixteen-week period with no impact on production output or supply. The new extension maintains the exacting quality and state-of-the-art standards for which Stellar is known.
Martin Westwood, Production Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “The emphasis we place on quality was always evident in our facilities and was central to us achieving our QUALICOAT licence. Our commitment to quality has continued in this new extension.”
The new powder coating line is a continuous looped track system that delivers a high level of consistency through the powder booth and oven. When combined with the improvements to the pre-treatment seven-stage bath/tank system, Epwin Window Systems has significantly reduced scrap levels, while maintaining the same high standards throughout the process. Martin commented: “As an example of the consistency of the operation, we recently ran 700 Stellar parts through the system with zero scrap, which is great from an environmental and a waste management perspective.”
The extension to the powder coating facility reflects Stellar’s increasing popularity. Aluminium systems are increasingly popular in domestic projects and Stellar was designed to give fabricators and installers a competitive edge by setting a new standard for the sector.
It offers outstanding aesthetics thanks to its slim sightlines. It is also the only system on the market to offer a genuinely fully flush option thanks to the patented reverse butt joint that means there is no need to use dummy sashes or reverse rebate adaptors.
As well as state-of-the-art production facilities, every component is also visually inspected at a distance of one metre rather than the industry standard three metres. This ensures the level of quality today’s consumers expect.
Phil concluded: “Epwin Window Systems is committed to continuous investment in its plant and processes to ensure we deliver the excellence our customers have the right to expect. This investment in our Stellar Aluminium powder coating plant is the perfect example of this commitment in action.”