ERA’s UKAS accredited testing laboratory and R&D design team together play an integral role in the company’s new product development. They also offer an invaluable service to ERA customers developing their own new products too. The two divisions were put through their paces recently in a collaborative project for Deceuninck that saw the development of bespoke hardware for a new Deceuninck PVCu Flush Door. The initiative demonstrates how collaboration between ERA and its customers faciliates product innovation with great results.
ERA’s bespoke solution includes door locks, keeps, hinges and an opening restrictor, and is the result of an eighteen month close partnership between Deceuninck’s and ERA’s teams. The new hardware is to become part of Deceuninck’s own product offering. However, ERA’s Fab&Fix range will continue to complement the Deceuninck range of windows and doors.
Rob McGlennon, MD of Deceuninck comments: “Having experienced at first hand ERA’s UKAS accredited testing laboratory at work in tandem with its R&D operation, I can say we have full confidence in the company’s team of engineers and in its state-of-the-art facilities. ERA gave us the benefit of their considerable expertise, and we are confident that the excellent results will help us to grown our business in the Flush Doors market.”
ERA’s testing laboratory is completely autonomous, and is fully equipped to test windows and doors to the most stringent and up to date industry standards, providing accurate data on window and door endurance and lifespan. The company can test casement windows, sash windows; and single or double doors to British Standards, providing full UKAS accredited reports or an initial indicative report,depending on requirements.