Sliders UK a leading Aluminium and Composite Door manufacturer has returned  to colour coating specialist, Kolorseal Ltd, for its bespoke window and door colouring needs.

Alex Murphy, Managing Director, Sliders-UK had evaluated and instigated in-house spraying at the company’s Preston based facility when demand for the range increased substantially.

In a bid to control all aspects of output and further build resilience into the operations, there was a belief that colour spraying internally would prove more cost effective and efficient. When that did not work out, the company contacted Deborah Hendry at Kolorseal Ltd.

The Grass Is Not Always Greener

According to Alex it quickly became apparent that stock holding for over 200 colours, as well as increased insurance costs, health and safety requirements alongside significant capital outlay, was simply not a viable option financially.

Kolorseal Ltd offered a simpler route to achieving greater profit margins and broader business scope with vast colour choice, its 5 day turnaround guarantee and delivery.

With a product portfolio that includes the popular and highly accredited Ultimate Door Collection the range offered by Sliders-UK boasts over 2500 colours with matching colour frames, it was essential therefore that a colour coating supplier could meet and match the necessary exacting standards.

Alex comments, “From quote to order to delivery the colour coating team at Kolorseal has the expertise and market understanding to provide quality products that can effectively support Sliders UK.

Colour choice is virtually limitless, which helps to keep our business ahead of the competition and has allowed us to expand the company’s range.  In place of the spraying and drying rooms we have now allocated the space to manufacturing new products including UPVC patio doors.”

Greater Colour Choice With More Business Scope

The increased number of RAL chart and other colour options for plastics has had a huge influence on consumers and their colour choice for their windows and doors.

Deborah Hendry, Managing Director Kolorseal Ltd, comments,

Instead of just standard reds, blues, greens, blacks or whites, homeowners have far more choice and they know it.  Where Kolorseal excels is colour matching and we believe that detail counts.   This is a pressure for those without access to colour coating options.

The effects of the turbulence caused by COVID and more recently the recession have forced many companies to evaluate their supply chains.  Regarding colour coating however, the need for higher overall stock levels, more storage space and greater staffing requirements, creates a high level of investment that is not always attractive to fabricators as it does not generate a fast ROI.”

Never Looked Back

With prompt, reliable delivery part of Slider UK’s guarantee, using a supplier that could meet the demand of their customers was essential.

Alex continues, “Despite doing initial costings, far from being a profitable decision, in-house spraying quickly became a loss leader.

Once the decision was made to outsource all our spray work to Kolorseal, we’ve never looked back. High quality products, delivered on time, every time, backed up by the Kolorseal guarantee, has certainly saved us money. Also, Deborah and her team have improved the flexibility of our delivery planning and its implementation.  We wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

Deborah concludes, “When it comes to colour coating, Kolorseal provides customers in the sector with smarter ways to keep inventory, staffing and equipment maintenance costs under control.  Supplying to Sliders-UK is a wonderful testament to the team and we are very proud to be working with them.”

Sliders UK is a leading window and door manufacturer accredited to the highest compliance with British Standards ISO14001 and ISO9001.  www.sliders-uk.co.uk

Kolorseal Ltd is an award winning company that provides bespoke colour coating services to the fenestration and construction sectors, complying to all UK standards.

 www.kolorseal.co.uk

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