Dominik Hinzen appointed

C. R. Laurence of Europe GmbH, with its headquarters based in Ilsfeld, Germany, has appointed Dominik Hinzen to the role of Managing Director. In his new position Dominik Hinzen is responsible of the operative and strategic management of the company for the business development in all markets of mainland Europe. The long-

standing Branch Manager Harald Brinkmann will furthermore be responsible for the seamless management of the Ilsfeld-based site of about 4,000sqm of logistics areas.

Saracen oversee move for Samsung

Workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has started work at the new UK address for Samsung Bioepis at Profile West in Brentford. A key move for Samsung Bioepis as it is the first time that the company will have a European presence, the biopharmaceutical

expert will share the 8000sqft space with Samsung C&T. Samsung C&T is preparing to move to the premises at the prestigious Profile West when all fit out work has been completed. Work is expected to last for up to six weeks and Saracen’s office move division, Saracen Move Management will also oversee the logistics of the move process. Next hardware trends revealed in major survey

A new survey has revealed what predictions the UK’s architects are making for their sector and what they feel are the next big trends in hardware going forward. SDS London commissioned Insight Data to carry out the survey, which asked UK architects a series of questions about their business, the industry and the products they use. As part of the survey, they were asked how much value they think architectural hardware/ironmongery adds to a project. An overwhelming 97 per cent of respondents said it adds a lot or some value to a project, compared to just three per cent who said, ‘not much’. Simon Ayers, Sales and Marketing Director at SDS London, comments: “The survey gives an insight into architect’s expectations for the sector and reveals a positive outlook for the coming months. “Architects are looking to the opportunities in the flourishing private housing sector. A growing, younger population is driving demand for housing and they are choosing to rent over the steep costs associated with house buying. The survey also highlights key trends in hardware that we have seen reflected in our own business, such as high demand for contemporary hardware.”

020 7228 1185 UK manufacturing predicted to rise with the ‘Northern Powerhouse’

A series of proposed infrastructure projects surrounding the Northern Powerhouse initiative could open fresh opportunities for manufacturers of building products in the UK. The Northern Powerhouse hopes to redress the North-South economic imbalance and attract investment into northern cities and towns. Proposed infrastructure projects include HS2, a £50 billion high-speed railway connecting London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester. Supporters of HS2 say the project will create better connections between the big cities of the North and Midlands and make sure our economy shares growth between the North and South. Leon Friend, Director at Hueck UK, says the company has seen an increase in demand for its aluminium systems for projects in cities such as Manchester and Birmingham. He comments: “We have seen increased demand for our solutions for multi-storey residential projects in the cities; as well as commercial projects. As more young people flock to the cities, the need for single occupancy homes is growing bigger. New-build houses to buy are out and build-to-rent apartments are in”.

01217 671344 Luxury brands boost sales at hardware specialist

Hardware specialist SDS London is celebrating a successful quarter one following the roll-out of several new premium product lines. In its latest financial figures, the company has seen an eight per cent increase in turnover in quarter one, compared to the same period last year. The growth comes off the back of SDS teaming up with three luxury brands this year – Oliver Knights, Rocky Mountain and Groël – to supply their hardware to the retail and trade sectors, including architects, designers and specifiers. The latest additions bring a mix of traditional and contemporary hardware aimed at high-end projects in the residential and commercial markets. SDS offers a wide range of hardware, which now encompasses a clutch of market leading brands and more than 10,000 products lines. With the majority of its products manufactured in the UK, SDS have become the go-to supplier for architects keen to champion the ‘best of British’ in their work. SDS London recently supplied hardware for a development of a historic office building, which was once used by the Suffragettes as a base for its movement for political and social change.

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