Garnalex joins Made in Britain Organisation

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Nick Dardalis

The Made in Britain organisation now has new extrusion aluminium company Garnelex as a member. Garnalex supplies all manner of aluminium extrusions to industry.  For aluminium windows the company is shortly to introduce the brand new Sheerline door and window system, promising to offer new innovative design and service levels.  

garnalex awarded made in britain organisation mark

What is the Made in Britain Organisation?

Made in Britain is an organisation bringing together British businesses united as authentic British manufacturers. To gain this accreditation, businesses undergo an assessment process giving an assurance of a truly British product and manufacturer. The Made in Britain organisation also provides support when needed relating to exports, sales, marketing and public relations.

To qualify for the Made In Britain membership, Garnalex has demonstrated themselves as a manufacturer in the UK. Specifically, the materials Garnalex uses under Made in Britain rules, must undergo “a substantial and transformative change” as a result of their production processes.

Furthermore, the Made in Britain organisation checks the legitimacy of their members via the SIC code. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) registered with Companies House is a four-digit code classifying the nature of the business.

Roger Hartshorn, the CEO of Garnalex says:

Currently 190,000 tons of extruded aluminium is consumed in the UK, but only 110,000 tons is made in the UK. We plan to make a big dent in those import statistics! The raw aluminium comes from Wales, so this really is your chance to reduce Britain’s carbon footprint and buy British. We’ve spent over £9m on Garnalex’ state-of-the-art aluminium extrusion facility and we’ve integrated manufacturing, logistics and SAP with our in-house GarnerSys software for improved efficiency and outstanding product quality.

Garnalex is proud to invest in British manufacturing – our new Sheerline aluminium window and door system is designed in Britain and made in Britain. Garnalex is one of only a few aluminium companies to extrude in Britain and supply both trade extrusions to other companies and our own Sheerline window and door systems to fabricators. This investment gives us full control of the supply chain, enabling us to offer shorter lead times and first-class service.

Garnalex, therefore, joins a growing British community in the fenestration sector including SE Controls, Anglian, Epwin, Cantifix, Crittall®, Mumford and Wood, Masterframe and many others.

Why the Made in Britain logo is important

Consumers wanting genuinely British aluminium windows and doors have confidence when they see the official Made in Britain mark. The trade also benefits. Not only do they support British manufacturing but also get the sales benefits from customers wanting products made here.  And with so many European extrusions in the UK market, we see this as a genuine way to set the business apart now that the UK has left the European Union.

The new Sheerline system launches in March 2020. It promises an advanced aluminium system with a completely new design, fabrication methods and an improved way fabricators get material.  For installers, the product promises an appealing product range and desirable aesthetics, options and colours. 

Garnalex offers interested manufacturers and installers the opportunity to attend Sheerline Ambassador Workshops. Get in touch to find out more about these.