South Wales VEKA fabricator Modplan has become the first in the UK to be awarded the coveted CE Mark for PVC-U windows and doors.
The Mark, aimed at unifying standards throughout the EC, is not obligatory but will help any future exports, especially with Modplan’s strong links with the Scandinavian market.
Heidi Sachs, Modplan's Director explains that it was not an easy process: “The project took a full ten months to complete, including the Initial Type Testing (ITT) and Factory Production Control (FPC) covering the minimum mandatory requirements to supply glazed PVC-U windows and doors within most European countries.
“The ITT consisted of VEKA’s technical team simulating thermal transmission U values on three styles of windows, glazed and fully panelled doors, and achieving U values at or below 1.5KW/m2k. All the ITT requirements including testing of safety devices and Modplan’s Factory Production Control was fully validated and audited by the BBA. It's been a challenge, but we are obviously very proud to be the first VEKA fabricator to carry this label.”
Established for over 30 years, Modplan has a strategy for continual improvement and consistently high levels of customer satisfaction. This involves significant investment in a new machining centre for the manufacture of the VEKA Fully Sculptured system, a reorganisation of the manufacturing facilities to increase capacity and product testing to new harmonised European standards.
Colin Torley, Sales & Marketing Director at VEKA commented: “Modplan being awarded the CE Mark was the latest in a long list of achievements, which most recently included winning the Caerphilly Manufacturing Achievement Award. We were extremely pleased to see them presented with the prestigious CE Mark certificate on the VEKA stand at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition.”