Grabbing The Opportunity! There’s Always A Positive Side
An update from Ashton Industrial concerning operations amid lockdowns and restrictions to resist COVID-19.
”We are grabbing this chance, this current period of lower demand for production drawings, to throw our whole design team at new concepts and designs for pre-tempering and handling machinery that will be faster, more efficient and cost less too. It’s far too good an opportunity to miss“ says Steve Ashton, MD.
“Ashton Industrial is an active innovator, bursting with ideas for new designs and faster, better processes. The world’s first fully automatic arrissing and furnace batching lines came from the Ashton drawing board. And the first ever double-sided Arrisser, the TWIN™ delivering 100% more capacity from a single machine than any other, for very little cost difference.”
Most recently OptiStream has been developed and launched, an automatic applicator which lays and trims protective film on both sides of finished I G units, creating Easy-Peel perforated borders so units can be glazed without removing the main film area until final handover.
“Safety of staff and support for our international customer base remain our primary focus but we continue to operate in manufacturing and IG materials distribution albeit with reduced staff levels. And we remain fully functional delivering top quality desiccants, warm edge spacers and sealants, nationwide.”
“For the very first time in 30 years we will not exhibit at GLASSTEC Düsseldorf. The show is not (yet) cancelled but with the virus still circulating and so many companies concentrating on survival, coupled with an understandable reluctance of people to travel and mingle, we believe footfall will be too low to justify participating. We will focus instead on Glassbuild USA in 2021, the Gulf show in Dubai and others.”