More than a dozen PVC-U and aluminium systems producers are showing at The FIT Show when it opens on April 12, 13, 14 next year, the biggest gathering of such companies for a decade.
With many of the industry’s established stalwarts exhibiting there are also one or two newer names joining the throng and all are claiming something new on offer, including brand new systems. However, all are keeping their big items under wraps for the time being.
FIT Show managing director Paul Godwin worked on Glassex for more than a decade and says this is the most impressive gathering of such companies for probably 10 years:
“There has been a significant rationalisation of the systems companies since the heady days of the ‘80s and ‘90s but the dozen plus systems companies exhibiting at next year’s FIT Show is the best turnout for a decade, and includes most of the big names.”
Companies exhibiting so far include: Deceuninck; Duraflex; Eclectic; Eurocell; Ikon; Liniar; Profile 22; Rehau; Selecta; Spectus; Swish; Synseal; and VEKA.
“This is great news for the window industry. That these companies are investing millions of pounds in design, development, new machinery and tooling at this time is great news for all of us. It shows great faith in the future of the industry.
“As many of these companies are revealing brand new, ground-up systems, it presents an excellent opportunity for fabricators and installers that may be looking at additional or alternative systems, who can use the opportunity to compare most of the major brands, all under the same roof at the same time.”
Paul suggests that it shows an extraordinary commitment to The FIT Show:
“That The FIT Show has become a key part of the window, door and conservatory industry’s calendar is confirmed by these and other exhibitors coordinating their product development cycle with the Show. We see that as a big responsibility and will be pulling out all the stops to make sure the 2016 FIT Show is the best so far. It is already the biggest in terms of the number and variety of exhibitors and should be in everyone’s diary: 12, 13, 14 April 2016 at the International Centre Telford!”