FM Update Altro Orchestra looks the part in Eye Clinic

Altro Orchestra™ smooth flooring has been used to transform the eye clinic at Torbay Hospital, South Devon’s main hospital. The flooring, ideal for areas where comfort and sound reduction are important, was used to replace old carpet floor tiles that were no longer suitable. The Estates Building Supervisor worked

closely with and was fully supported by Altro to choose the right product for the clinic. Altro met with the ward and building supervisors to discuss floor options. Roberts Flooring installed the Altro

Orchestra. Scott Andrews, Estimator at Roberts Flooring said: “We fitted out the Eye Surgery Waiting Room in two contrasting colours Altro Orchestra ‘Bassoon’ and Altro Orchestra ‘Soul’. Aesthetically the design looks really good. The floor was easy to fit, which you would expect from Altro.” Paul Gaunt, Building Maintenance Manager,

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust said: “The installation went really well, there was a noticeable difference to the floor area as the installation progressed. The waiting area now benefits from a more professional look with improved natural light using the two colours. Altro Orchestra is really easy to clean and can be machine cleaned.” 2.85mm Altro Orchestra has been engineered to create the ideal environment to learn and live. Low residual indentation facilitates the flexible use of equipment and furniture, including hospital beds. At the

same time, the integrated impact sound insulation system cuts impact sound by up to 15dB. It offers comfort underfoot making life

easier on the feet of patients or students, but particularly hard-working staff who spend countless hours on the move. With a palette of 40 colours and designs

varying from calming neutrals reflecting tones of nature, to vibrant shades, Altro Orchestra allows you to create the right atmosphere every time. It coordinates with Altro Operetta and Altro Serenade for a complete look throughout.

ACE Lifts celebrates year of growth as it eyes further UK expansion

A North Wales lift company is celebrating a successful year with revenue and employee numbers both rising. ACE Lifts, which is headquartered in

Sandycroft, Deeside, increased turnover to £5million in the year to the end of November – an increase of around 70% on two years earlier. The 30-year-old family business has also

recruited 15 new employees in the last 12 months, taking staff headcount to 65. The company attributes its success to

growing existing customer relationships and the launch of innovative new products to enhance the support it can give to businesses. ACE provides the complete lift service

from installation and refurbishment to ongoing maintenance and repairs. It has recently launched an internet- enabled lift monitoring system, called

06 fmuk Laurel Mulhern, Marketing Director,

Charles Salter, MD, and Joanne Roberts, HR Director, all of ACE Lifts.

i-COM, aimed at improving the reliability of customer lifts. Charles Salter, Managing Director of ACE

Lifts, said: “Our aim as a business is to achieve 100% lift safety and reliability which, in turn, helps our customers to improve productivity by minimising lift breakdowns. “The experience and quality of our team

of engineers across the UK has enabled us to build the business we have today, but advances in technology have led us to create our i-COM system which has the capability to take our customer service to a whole new level. “The dashboard we have developed can

bring everything together in one place including maintenance reports, insurance documents, commissioning certificates, manuals and technical drawings. “i-COM tells customers when a lift needs

servicing and enables some faults to be fixed remotely without the need for an engineer call-out, providing an additional environmental benefit.” ACE Lifts is responsible for maintaining

over 1200 lifts in England, Wales and Scotland, ranging from large corporates to SMES. It also has a number of customers in the education and healthcare sectors.

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