Leading aluminium systems house Exlabesa Building Systems has just reported a rise in demand for its in-house powder coating service. General Manager Paul Benn commented: “Popular colours are grey, black and white, as you’d expect. But what’s interesting is the rise in popularity of brown in both commercial and residential projects.”
Doncaster-based Exlabesa Building Systems is one of the few aluminium systems houses to have an in-house powder coating service, which Paul believes gives the company a competitive edge. He says: “Our in-house vertical polyester powder coating plant enables us to give our customers the most cutting edge technologies when it comes to colour. It also means we are in control of every element of production, including throughput, quality and finish, which we know our customers appreciate.”
Exlabesa Building Systems’ vertical paint plant is capable of coating 5,000 profiles per day in sizes from 3 to 7.5 metres. The company offers a choice of matt, gloss, satin and textured finishes to allow fabricators and installers to offer an added value product. It is an approved applicator of Interpon powder coatings and operates within the Qualicoat Standard. Its powder coating process is certified to BS EN12206-1 and is stringently monitored to maintain quality.
The vertical paint plant sits alongside two extrusion presses and an ageing oven plus an in-house aluminium anodising facility and means Exlabesa is capable of delivering high quality products on a rapid turnaround time. Painted finishes typically take seven working days. Paul says: “Our service is designed to add value to every project of every size in every sector.”
In a market where aluminium is seeing growth, it makes sense to partner with a systems house that prioritises investment in its plant in order to give its customers a competitive advantage. And as Exlabesa’s sales show, it’s an approach more fabricators are recognising.