3rd March 2021
PROFINE ACHIEVES VINYLPLUS CERTIFICATION
As part of its sustainability strategy, profine GmbH has recently been awarded the VinylPlus Product Label, following a demanding certification process.
The VinylPlus Product Label is the sustainability seal for PVC building products. Products that are characterised by high performance and sustainability are easily recognised by this certificate for end customers, manufacturers and markets. The partner companies from the window and door sector can use the label to advertise KÖMMERLING profile systems and sheets, for example in tenders and to promote their green credentials to consumers.
The sustainability label was developed by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary commitment to sustainable development, in close cooperation with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and The Natural Step (TNS).
As is usual with certification procedures, a system provider must prove in independently conducted audits that certain key requirements are met. The criteria include, among other things, the responsible procurement of PVC raw materials and additives, closed material cycles and recycling, a sustainable energy and climate strategy, and process management requirements. In essence, it must be ensured that PVC as a raw material is sustainably sourced, processed and recycled.
profine GmbH is authorised to use the VinylPlus Product Label in the European and UK sales regions, as well as for various products and systems in the area of profiles and sheets. To this regard, the label refers to the profine production sites in Berlin and Pirmasens.
As an official VinylPlus partner, profine GmbH supports the sustainable development of the European PVC industry. The company is also a member of key associations and initiatives such as EPPA and the German Rewindo recycling network.
Dr. Peter Mrosik, Owner and CEO of profine Group, commented: ‘We have set ourselves the goal of aligning our entire company to a future worth living in, and we understand sustainability to be a holistic task: from using high-quality raw materials, the production of energy-efficient systems and extensive recycling up to the implementation of our corporate social responsibility. The partnership with VinylPlus and the VinylPlus Product Label fully underline this philosophy.’
For more information on VinylPlus please visit www.vinylplus.eu. For further information please visit www.profine-uk.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01623 579200. There’s also a dedicated site for KÖMMERLING at www.kommerling.co.uk. You can also follow them on social media platforms including Twitter @profineuk and @kommerling_uk.
20th January 2021
KÖMMERLING’S NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND TEAM
Andrew Charlesworth has been promoted to technical director for profine UK and KÖMMERLING, having been with the business since July 2014. More recently, he has added to his department to further help support customers and to implement a new five-year product management plan for the business.
5th January 2021
profine UK will remain open
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement in the UK that a national lockdown has commenced, we can confirm that profine UK will remain open for business. We will closely monitor the current situation and if any future changes are needed, we will communicate these with our customers in advance.
Stay safe and take care.
19th November 2020
Premislide Perfection for School Renovation Project
A trusted German partner for KÖMMERLING, Kaspari GmbH, recently completed a renovation for Middle School Vulkaneifel in the Ulmen community, Eifel region using the PremiSlide and System 76 tilt and turn product platforms.
22nd September 2020
STRONGER SALES TEAM FOR PROFINE AND KOMMERLING
profine UK have expanded their sales team following the purchase of the Evolve, Legend and Warmcore brands earlier this year and following on from an 18-month period of strong growth for the KÖMMERLING brand in the UK.
12th August 2020
FOILING AT HOME
profine UK have already begun the foiling of KÖMMERLING 70 profiles at their new facility in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, along with the newly acquired PVCu systems, which include the Legend platform and the Evolve vertical sliding sash window.
31st July 2020
OBITUARY – KEITH VAST
It is with great sadness that profine UK announces the passing away of Keith Vast at his home on Wednesday 29th July, following a prolonged period of ill health.
27th July 2020
NEW ROLE FOR JASON AT PROFINE
After two and a half years at profine UK as area manager for the south of the UK, Jason Scrivens has been appointed as national fabricated sales manager, following the successful purchase of essential assets from Aperture Group in May, 2020.
The new role is a perfect fit for Jason, given his previous experience in manufactured windows and doors, including vertically sliding sash windows. His new remit will be to help ignite sales of the Evolve sash window which will benefit from the exclusive Greenline compound from profine and sales of fabricated WarmCore products, including bi-folding doors, patio doors casement and flush sash windows.
28th May 2020
SOLAR ACQUIRES APERTURE MANUFACTURING ASSETS FROM PROFINE
With a highly successful history dating back over 28 years in the commercial sector, the directors and senior management of Solar Windows have set up Solar Calibre Ltd and Solar Norvik Ltd as associated businesses.
This has been for the purchase of manufacturing assets from profine Group that relate sale of essential assets from Aperture Trading Ltd. This enables profine Group to focus on the extrusion of window and door systems, while the newly formed businesses under the Solar name will use their considerable experience in manufacture of windows and doors for the commercial sector, but also with some sales to the trade.
20th May 2020
PROFINE ACQUIRES ASSETS FROM APERTURE
profine Group, has acquired essential assets from Aperture Group, formerly Synseal, one of the leading manufacturers of window and door systems in the UK.
The Aperture Group, based in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, was known for its brands such as Legend, Synerjy, Evolve, Calibre Doors, Norvik New Build and WarmCore. The deal was for the purchase of both the extrusion and finished products assets from the administrators of Aperture Trading Ltd, for an undisclosed sum….