Synseal Group has been awarded a long service accolade by BSI (British Standards Institution) in recognition of 20 years of excellence in PVC-U extrusion.
BSI’s Certification Manager for Fenestration, Lorraine Balch presented Synseal staff with the award at the FIT Show last month along with 20 BSI Kitemark™ certifications spanning the Group’s wide product range including PVC-U and IGU products, along with an additional certificate recognising quality management.
On receiving the award, Continuous Improvement Director Steve Hill said:
“We are delighted to receive this award in recognition of manufacturing excellence in PVC-U extrusion over the past 20 years. These certifications give our customers confidence that all the profile they buy from us is Kitemarked and therefore meets the recommended quality standards and consistency in manufacture and performance.”
Natasha Bambridge, UK Product Certification Director at BSI, added:
“Synseal Group should be very proud of this recognition which demonstrates to customers and stakeholders that their PVC-U products are tested to the highest possible standards. The BSI Kitemark demonstrates that a product has gone through rigorous testing, giving peace of mind that quality, safety and reliability is assured. Congratulations to the team at Synseal Group for this impressive achievement.”
Synseal is one of the longest running UK systems houses and has been extruding PVC-U for windows, doors and conservatory systems since the early 1990s. In order to achieve Kitemark certification, Synseal has to undergo regular assessment visits and audit tests by BSI to ensure the products are extruded in accordance with BS EN 12608.
Synseal’s profile offer includes four well-known PVC-U systems – Shield, Legend, SynerJy and Sheerframe – which gives their fabricators a wide choice across a range of price points. The Group also owns the largest UK owned glass manufacturer, Global Glass, which gives Synseal complete control of its supply chain for window, door and conservatory manufacturing,
The award is the second in six months celebrating Synseal Group’s excellence in PVC-U extrusion after the company was awarded Systems Company 2016 at the National Fenestration Awards, the only awards voted for by the industry. Synseal’s popular WarmCore brand has also recently won an award for advanced manufacturing innovation, recognising Synseal Group as a market leader in the fenestration industry.