Haffner release CalibreBirmingham-based trade fabricator Calibre Windows & Conservatories has just had a Haffner SMR-4 welder installed. Calibre’s Co-Managing Director John Goody said, “Haffner was recommended to us both for the quality of their machines and the quality of the service and it has more than lived up to expectations. We have been delighted by the service to date and although the machine has only just been installed we can already see what a difference it’s going to make to our efficiencies.”

As John says, one of the biggest benefits of the SMR-4 is the increased efficiency it provides. This can be attributed to three key features. Switching between frame styles is quick and easy thanks to the touch screen technology, so production planning becomes much simpler. No operator setting or alignment is needed because the welder replaces all the existing tools and set squares that a conventional machine needs. And quick release tooling reduces cycle times, increasing frame output by up to 30%.

Calibre manufactures and supplies windows, doors and conservatories to the trade in Birmingham and the West Midlands. The company prides itself on the quality of its product and service. Its commitment is perhaps best demonstrated in its decision to open its own glass shop in order to guarantee quality in this area.

John says, “We are well-respected in the local area and our reputation means we are steadily growing. Investing in the SMR-4 welder will help us keep pace with growing demand without compromise.”

Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner says, “We were pleased to receive the call from Calibre, not least because it came from a referral, which is testament to the quality we provide. The SMR-4 welder has the ability to revolutionise a fabricator’s production processes and I’m looking forward to checking back in with Calibre to see how it’s helping the team there.”