Introducing our own Powder Coating Plant
We have invested over £1 million in a new state-of-the-art powder coating plant at our Firs Works site in Derbyshire. Bringing the most important secondary process that happens to our Sheerline aluminium range after it has been extruded, in-house for the first time. This further investment in truly vertically integrated UK manufacturing is vital to our ability to offer you, our Sheerline customer’s the very best service and quality possible.
By investing in our own powder coating facility, built in-line with our Hybrex aluminium press we have reduced many common paint quality issues and have built in efficiencies and significantly reduced stock movement. Taking up to 5 weeks out of the process of putting painted profiles into stock. This added agility will ensure we are able to fulfil orders on time and in full, as well as giving us direct control over quality checks, and the ability to rectify any issues in hours rather than weeks - ensuring Sheerline’s powder coating is best-in-class.
Putting the right machinery and infrastructure in place is key to ensuring we deliver the Sheerline quality customers value. We’ve installed one of the very best seven stage chrome free pre-treatment systems and chosen a GEMA Magic Cylinder fast colour change system at the heart of our painting plant. Fully integrated into our own GarnerSys software, our powder coating plant is also physically adjacent to our incredibly efficient aluminium press – optimising our production flow.
Our complete onsite facility enables us to offer a more robust delivery promise to our customers.
We can also safeguard that the high Sheerline quality standards are guaranteed through our controlled, in-house processes and quality checks.
With Sheerline profile now travelling less, we are minimising and reducing its carbon footprint and operating as sustainably as possible
Now all product is manufactured, painted, rolled and securely wrapped on one site, with minimal movement, we are reducing the risk of damage.
Colour is just as important on the outside and inside of a property and that’s why we offer any dual colour options on all Sheerline aluminium products, on the same short 10-day lead time. This agility gives our customers the confidence to use colour and service levels as a key selling aid against rival systems.
Alongside our standard, Traditional and Character colour ranges, we’ve also seen growing demand for bespoke colours, driven by homeowners wanting to match everything from their kitchen cabinets or local stone to an architect’s vision. Luckily for Sheerline customers, our on-site facilities let us turn round bespoke colour jobs in an average of just 15 days!
When ordering bespoke colours, we can also provide any RAL colour in a variety of finish options including matt, satin, or gloss. In addition, we can also offer fine texture and special finish options on request, which are often popular on architect-lead design projects. Contact us to discuss further. As our bespoke service is so efficient and only adds on average a week to orders, you can easily keep up with colour trends and deliver your customer’s vision.