The new Optima system from Reynaers Aluminium has already received recognition from the construction industry. It is one of only 24 products nationwide to be chosen for inclusion in the Construction Products Associations 2009 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement (CPIA). The prestigious annual publication showcases the most innovative products and processes created by the construction products industry during the last twelve months.
Optima is an innovative, highly versatile system of components for aluminium windows and doors that significantly reduces tilt and turn fitting time by at least 66% while enhancing performance and quality. Despite these improvements Optima still costs less than traditional gear.
The system utilises far fewer components, facilitates greater versatility, allows fabricators to increase their productivity and provides for greater vent weight of up to 150 kg.
Its flexibility means that one set of components can effectively accommodate all inward opening window types. In addition Optima significantly reduces the number of components required from over 90 to around 20.
We place great emphasis on product development and were always confident that Optima would be of real benefit to the construction industry commented Reynaers Managing Director, Justin Hunter. We are especially proud, therefore, to receive this independent endorsement which will further raise the profile of the product within our target market.
Commenting on the achievement, Simon Storer, Communications and External Affairs Director, for the Construction Products Association said: We are delighted that the construction products industry has once again shown an enormous desire to introduce a variety of new and exciting solutions. Despite the economic downturn in the UK, and the construction industry suffering more than most, you only need look at the products and processes showcased in CPIA to highlight the huge input the industry is making towards change.
The industry is not always been good at trumpeting its own achievements. However, CPIA demonstrates how the construction products industry is continuously developing and improving by creating innovative solutions which make a significant impact to all aspects of construction.
There are 24 entries in CPIA under four key headings; Energy and Carbon Saving; Health, Safety and Security; Improvements in Site Safety; and Resource Efficiency. By delivering these efficiencies, these new ideas bring a range of benefits to everyone including clients and end users, company employees and especially the environment we live in.
Products featured in the publication cover a wide range and include processes designed to save energy and reduce emissions, providing safer operations on site for employees and contractors and provide a full sustainability appraisal of manufacturing operations. This creative and innovative approach is not confined just to a select few in one or two sectors, but can be seen as a key driver for an industry that is continuously improving and constantly changing.
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