Published: 23rd May 2013
Merging with one of the largest and most successful groups in the PVC-U industry signals a new era for Spectus and its customers. Already recognised as a technical powerhouse when it comes to developing fabrication and site-friendly window systems, Spectus is now able to deliver better support, supply chain stability and a pipeline of product and service innovations.
With a turnover of £275m, the Epwin Group provides Spectus with the financial capability to invest in the brand and accelerate product and service innovation, which will help to grow the Spectus business, capitalise on new sales and market opportunities, and support fabricators and installers in doing the same.
Many customers will now be starting to see the benefits of the merger with the Epwin Group. Spectus’ main distribution hub has been centralised in Telford, where all high volume extrusion is also now located, with dedicated lines and tooling to enhance productivity. This is already delivering greater efficiencies and improved customer service.
The group’s heritage and pedigree also provides peace of mind for fabricators and installers looking for stable and reliable supply chains. The Epwin Group’s 36-year history as a leader in sustainable, low maintenance PVC-U building products is reassuringly strong, in a market that continues to be disrupted by transition and change. The Spectus brand and systems are in safe hands, with some exciting improvements already taking place.
The backing of the Epwin Group is having a positive impact on product innovation. Spectus is already well-recognised as offering technically superior systems and with the market-leading Vertical Slider in its portfolio, Spectus has long provided customers with proven systems that deliver fabrication and installation benefits, alongside end-user appeal.
The Spectus offer has recently been strengthened with the launch of its Safeware range of hardware which comprises over 200 products, from window and door locks, cylinders and handles to hinges and trickle vents, from a host of market-leading hardware brands. This enables fabricators to order Spectus profile, reinforcement and complementary hardware in just one phone call, making it an easy and effective option for customers.
There is more product innovation to come as a direct result of the Epwin Group merger, in the shape of a brand new energy-efficient fully reversible window planned for launch this summer. This new addition will provide customers with greater opportunities in the high-rise sector, in a way that addresses market demand for sustainable window solutions.
Spectus fabricators are also benefitting from advances in customer support, driven by the resources and forward thinking of the Epwin Group. A good example would be the new Spectus CE marking guide, designed to provide fabricators with everything they need to know to comply with the introduction of mandatory CE marking from July this year. This new regulation will have a huge impact on the industry and Spectus is working to prepare customers for this change, as well as being on hand to help when the legislation comes into force.
Following the merger with the Epwin Group, Spectus represents a complete systems house in every sense. As well as providing a full suite of systems, reinforcement and hardware, Spectus has the financial backing, resources and stability to provide technical innovations, advanced customer service and tailored business support for each and every customer.
To find out more about Spectus Window Systems call 01625 420400 or visit www.spectussystems.co.uk.
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Spectus is a trading name of Specialist Building Products Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Epwin Group Plc. Specialist Building Products Limited is registered in England & Wales, Company Registration number: 1268689, Registered Office: 1B Stratford Court, Cranmore Boulevard, Solihull, B90 4QT, VAT Registration No. 864 4507 10