Garnalex is delighted to announce it has achieved full approved applicator status after going through Syntha Pulvin’s rigorous testing process.
This helps underline Garnalex’s commitment to excellence as Syntha Pulvin is one of the leading architectural powder coatings brands in Europe.
Syntha Pulvin only works with approved applicators that hold ISO9001 accreditation and they must complete a comprehensive testing process. This includes a 12-week programme that ensures the organisation meets both the BS6496 standard and Syntha Pulvin’s stringent quality requirements.
Each approved applicator must also provide examples of previous work that can be tested for quality and durability. This protects the Syntha Pulvin brand and ensures the company only works with trusted suppliers. To maintain this full applicator status, Garnalex will also undergo audits at regular intervals.
Earlier in the year, Garnalex commissioned its in-house powder coating plant after a £1.3M investment. The company had previously had its Sheerline aluminium systems powder coated by third-party suppliers, transporting the extruded profiles to these external powder coaters added approximately five weeks to the time it would take to get painted profiles put into stock.
In addition, moving the finished product back and forth not only increased the carbon footprint of the products but also added incremental opportunities for damage to occur. Now that everything is completed in-house, Garnalex has successfully reduced the occurrence of most common paint quality issues.
The team at Garnalex has worked hard to ensure everything has been optimised, from the infrastructure to the computerised workflows, so they can offer Sheerline customers a reliable, agile, and quality service.
Greg Grabski, Garnalex’s Powder Coating Plant Manager said: “Gaining full Syntha Pulvin accreditation is a huge accolade for everyone at Garnalex. Our in-house powder coating plant has been operational for less than six months and it is already recognised for its quality and consistency.”
Garnalex CEO, Roger Hartshorn added: “Bringing our powder coating in-house has been a game-changer for us. It has enabled us to focus on quality in a way we simply couldn’t when we were outsourcing. It’s not just great for Garnalex and the Sheerline brand, it’s also great for our customers.
They know when they choose us, they’re choosing quality.”
To find out more about the powder coating plant, visit the website here: www.sheerline.com/colour/