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GRABEX SEES THE SBA-2 CENTRE INCREASE MORE THAN JUST CAPACITY


Last October, Surrey-based Grabex Windows purchased a SBA-2 machining centre from German machinery experts Haffner GB Ltd. The investment was made to help support strong sales growth and increase capacity by 500 frames a week. Six months on, Michael Grabowski, Grabex’s Director, is ready to report back on how the machine has settled in.


“In short, it has completely exceeded my expectations,” he says. Michael decided


to invest in a Haffner machine because it was one of the only machines on the market capable of manufacturing a diverse range of products. Michael is able to use the machine to manufacture bi-fold doors and vertical sliders as well as standard windows and doors. Having a machine with this level of flexibility has been a huge plus because he’s been able to reduce production costs in all areas.


Another reason Grabex chose Haffner was because it could help the company maintain the quality for which it’s renowned. Here again, the machine has surprised Michael: “We have always been very proud of the quality of our finished products. We were confident that the machine would maintain quality levels; in fact, it has increased our overall quality still further – we’re delighted.”


He concludes, “Dave Thomas at Haffner told us that the SBA-2 would reduce our overheads and increase our quality. He showed us the projected figures to prove it and he’s been proved right. It’s given us exactly what we wanted and more.”


Haffner’s marketing places a great deal of emphasis on the technological


innovation and engineering quality its machines offer and the value they can add to a business. And as Michael’s experience with the SBA-2 shows, they’re not empty promises either. An increase in quality and a reduction in production costs thanks to features such as being able to manufacture vertical sliders and bi-folds alongside standard products has given an already successful company the means to become even more successful.


Haffner GB Ltd: T » 01785 814032 – www.haffnergb.com Grabex Windows Ltd: T » 020 8683 3517 – www.grabex.co.uk


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