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Bystronic UK and Hegla UK win FNA award

Bystronic UK and Hegla UK win FNA award


Companies jointly win Best Machinery Company during the National Fenestration Awards.

The combined successes of the Bystronic glass and HEGLA Preferred Partnership in the UK was acknowledged at the National Fenestration Awards (NFA) in Doncaster, England with the presentation of the Best Machinery Company Accolade. The Independent Industry Awards event recognised innovation and service to the sector in the glass and glass processing industry across the UK.

Managing directors Steve Goble and Steve Powell celebrated with members of both teams, with acknowledgments to the skills and experience of their collaboration. Nominated and voted for by key figures in the sector, this accolade brings together the best of both worlds, and both managing directors believe there is great faith in the products and customer support in relation to their companies.

With the National Fenestration Awards being industry led, this award has demonstrated that the reputation of both companies has been judged in a fair and open way.

Steve Goble, managing director of HEGLA UK Ltd, commented, “As awards go, this is the one we wanted to win. It exemplifies the high standards set by both Bystronic glass and HEGLA with both teams committed to customer satisfaction, which has been acknowledged overall by the industry and it is considered a hard-won victory. That is quite an achievement.”

Steve Powell, managing director for Bystronic glass UK, said, “After such a positive year this is great recognition from our industry colleagues. It’s really encouraging to know that our commitment has been acknowledged by the whole sector for our support services and quality standards.”

The diversity of both brands brings to the market a unified capability for customers, which surpasses those of competitors according to Goble and Powell. The broad range of HEGLA’s modern automatic cutting, sorting and automatic storage systems works alongside the Bystronic glass range of IG line solutions in complete synchronicity, and this increases efficiency and output across the board for customers.

Together the companies work with key decision makers, with the teams recognised for carefully evaluating business plans so that production methods can be streamlined to provide the fastest manufacturing solution.

Working in tandem with the Bystronic glass UK team, which provides service support on all products from the Bystronic glass/HEGLA ranges, ensure that customers’ production methods are as efficient as possible. For both companies the NFA Machinery Company of the Year Award reflects the success of that partnership.

For Bernhard Hoetger, managing director of HEGLA GmbH, the win has been a morale booster for everyone worldwide and he considers it as a great acknowledgement for the UK teams. He commented, “In a tough market this is a truly wonderful achievement. No doubt the UK success story can be attributed not just to the technology, but also to the drive and commitment of the team. It is a great job well done!”

Dr. Burghard Schneider, CEO of Bystronic Glass, said, “This is exceptional recognition of both teams in the UK. Bystronic glass as a company is very proud of the successes achieved and the acknowledgements by the UK industry as a whole. Many congratulations to everyone involved!”

The National Fenestration Awards recognise excellence in the UK glass and fenestration sectors, with peer led nomination and voting in 28 categories that focus on innovation and diversity in the industry.


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