When Stuga put many years of automation knowledge into the first Flowline automatic sawing & machining center in 1999 the company never dreamt that its products would change the production experience for so many uPVC fabricators for so many years. Fifteen years later more new machines are being built every month.
In 2000 eight Stuga Flowlines were built and installed in the market place. Today four of those eight machines are still fully operational and unchanged’ with the other four having been rebuilt into the latest ZX3 models, starting their life again. Since the introduction of the Flowline, which was later re-launched as the ZX3, Stuga has also introduced the high volume ZX4 and the small footprint Microline, later re-launched as the AutoFlow-2. More than 150 of these automated sawing & machining centers have been built and many more are being built for installation in 2015.
For the very busy fabricators that have produced so many windows on their Stuga over the last fourteen or fifteen years it is good to know that the company can often offer a rebuilt or new machine to swap with their worn out one over a weekend to minimize production disruption and of course the old machine can be totally rebuilt in the Stuga factory ready for the next customer. Stuga has now rebuilt nearly twenty old machines in this way and they will run for very many more years to come.
The vast majority of Stuga customers have grown to like the consistency of dealing with a manufacturer that is here in the UK building British machines for British and Irish fabricators. Stuga is not a dealer and is here in the UK time zone, speaks the same language and takes full responsibility for its products no matter where they are or how they have been purchased. When a fabricator buys a Stuga machine from another fabricator or at an auction he will not get told ‘you didn’t buy it from us so we can’t help you’ or ‘sorry that machine is obsolete and we have no means to help’. Stuga machines can become obsolescent due to technology changes but the company takes the trouble to engineer work-arounds or new designs to overcome such issues.
The other great value for Stuga customers lies in the fact that the service is so good, with eight technicians geographically based and a well-staffed service center in Gt Yarmouth. Spare parts are British sourced and most are ex-stock all of the time. Customers and potential customers are always welcome to visit Stuga and see it all for themselves.
For more information please visit http://www.stuga.co.uk/