Aluminium trade fabricator Fentrade Aluminium Building Products has bounced back to pre-Covid manufacturing levels in just four weeks. Chris Reeks, Director of award-winning Fentrade Aluminium Building Products, said: “Throughout the shutdown period we kept visible across all digital platforms to ensure we secured a strong sales funnel of work for our return. Continuing with proactive marketing in uncertain times was crucial and has paid off.”

Since the Newport-based company reopened their business in May 2020 with safe manufacturing disciplines in place, they have seen a strong surge of immediate orders for their range of high-quality aluminium products and in particular for curtain walling and shopfront products. Chris said: “We were quoting for aluminium curtain walling and shopfronts throughout lockdown and these sales, along with additional retail products, were ready for our return.”

Fentrade’s aluminium curtain walling products are both lightweight with superior strength and can be used across all building envelopes making them a popular choice for commercial applications. They are available in a wide range of profile depths and colours to cope with all situations and can accommodate both double and triple glazing units up to 46mm in depth.

The range of commercial shopfront products offered by Fentrade are also available in a vast array of RAL colour finishes and can accommodate single or double-glazing units with choice of locking systems to suit the customer’s needs.

And as with all Fentrade products, they are manufactured to the highest standards with the company offering a 24-hour quotation system too.

Fentrade works with trade and retail customers throughout Wales and the West and along the M4, M5 and M6 corridors. It partners with renowned industry brands such as AluK and VBH Greenteq and manufactures a full range of aluminium windows, doors, bifolds, inline sliders and GFT commercial screens too. The company is also a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building and prides itself on maintaining the highest standards in all business areas.

Chris concludes: “We are committed to supporting installers and builders in this changed business landscape. By keeping the lines of communication open with our customers and marketing to potential new ones throughout lockdown has allowed us to come back stronger.”


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