Omega Group, a manufacturer of aluminium and uPVC windows, doors and conservatories, has improved the presentation and protection for its latest ranges of aluminium framed products and composite doors, thanks to a Rotoplat 507 stretch wrapper from Aetna Group.
Mark Knowling, group production director of the Peterborough-based company, commented: "Aluminium-based products and composite doors are growth areas for our business. But the trade, commercial and new build customers need these products well presented and they need better protection than uPVC items. Hand wrapping just does not achieve either of these demands".
Both the aluminium frames and composite doors are painted so may chip or scratch in transit or storage. The 507 stretch wrapper ensures a sufficient layer of film is used to minimise the risk of damage as well as providing the ‘wow factor’ needed for presentation to the customer.
Mr Knowling continued, "Of all the products we present to our clients the ones with the neatest look have been wrapped on this machine. Other major plus points are that it now needs only one person to start the Rotoplat 507, instead of two people. Consequently wrapping time has reduced significantly reducing labour costs while making the wrapping operation more efficient".
The recently delivered Rotoplat 507 set to work straight away, with no teething problems. The machine features easy to adjust film tension to suit different products and is fitted with a bottom frame clamp on the turntable and a top clamp on the mast. "Otherwise it’s a completely standard machine with a 2.4 metre mast and 1650mm turntable which helped Omega save costs on the purchase," explained Mr Knowling.
Omega Group, established in 1988, currently employs 80 people and has a turnover of £7.5 million. It hopes to expand its range of composite doors and aluminium framed units to meet growing demand, says Mr Knowling, and he expects the Aetna machine to help in both improving sales and reducing returns of damaged items.