Tri-tec Windows in Chelmsford has just purchased an SMR-5 Five Head Welding Machine from Haffner and the machine is already making a big difference to the company. Fletcher Hodgins, Managing Director at Tri-Tec, said: “We invested in the SMR-5 to give us additional capacity and improved quality. Our machine operator is amazed with the speed and quality of the welds the machine delivers compared to a standard welding machine. It’s more than living up to expectations.”

The SMR-5 is just the latest in a series of purchases Tri-tec has made from Haffner. The company invested in a TT405 Double Mitre Saw, KB515 Single Head Welding Machine, FT386 Drain Slot Router and a reconditioned Four Head Welder at the end of 2019.

Fletcher said: “We were impressed with the speed and quality of the machinery we bought in 2019, in particular the TT405 Double Mitre Saw. Our experience of working with Haffner and their Regional Sales Manager, Bryan Dando back then, combined with the results we’ve achieved with the machinery, meant we were happy to come back to Haffner to support us with our latest investment.”

Tri-tec Windows is a well-established, family-run fabricator, specialising in high-quality workmanship, first-class customer service and competitively priced PVC-U windows, doors and conservatories for homeowners across Essex. Fletcher says that automated machinery supports his business by reducing the risk of human error and enhancing overall product quality which is fundamental to his business success.

The company is one of many fabricators to return to Haffner when new machine investment is needed. Dave Thomas, Managing Director at Haffner, said: “We are delighted Tri-tec are pleased with their recent purchase as repeat customers form the foundation of our business. We continue to market the speed, efficiency and accuracy of our SMR-5 welder, but the best endorsement of its credentials is always from the operators and we are delighted they concur with our claims.”

Award-winning Haffner prides itself on the quality of its machinery and service and offers the largest and most comprehensive range of machines to support fabricators of all sizes. The latest addition in the Haffner arsenal is their exclusive partnership with Graf Synergy to supply their cutting-edge machines into the UK fenestration market and further cement its reputation as the go-to machinery supplier of choice.

Its comprehensive machinery offer and continued repeat business is among the reasons Haffner has doubled the size of its Staffordshire headquarters, added a new 1,990 sqm showroom extension and opened a new 37,000 sqm purpose-built manufacturing factory to meet current and future demand.

Dave concludes: “We want fabricators to invest in machines that help their business and work with them to make sure they make the right investment. It’s an approach that builds trust and means they’ll return to us in the future, as Tri-tec Windows have done.”

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