SFS reports strong sales growth
Fastening systems manufacturer SFS reported global group sales growth of 13.7% in 2017. There is said to be a growing customer demand in the UK for high-performance fixing solutions for the building envelope, which the company says it will support further with its unveiling of the ‘industry’s first complete package’ for rainscreen systems.
In addition to an expanded range of SFS-branded products and services being readied for launch in 2018, the company now offers Nvelope rainscreen support systems after the manufacturer joined the SFS family in 2016. This enables SFS to provide Nvelope bracket and rail systems for rainscreen cladding and SFS-branded fasteners as one package, offering warranty benefits and a simplified supply chain.
An extension to this package is also reportedly available to customers seeking to incorporate a working at height safety system as part of their envelope project. This is provided by SFS with its Soter Safety Systems solutions.
Across the globe, SFS provides fastening solutions in a range of industries including medical equipment, automotive, electronics and industrial. In the UK, SFS is synonymous with fasteners for roofing and cladding, as well as other structural applications, and its range of precision-engineered door hinges. Over the last 12 months, its organic sales have grown by 7.4%, to achieve overall sales of around £1.24bn.
David Wigglesworth, UK managing director of SFS, said: “The SFS brand stands for quality and engineering excellence, so our customers can be confident that every solution we provide meets the highest expectations. Nvelope and Soter Safety System are, therefore, perfect additions to the SFS family as architects seek greater certainty on building envelope quality and performance, and installers look to solutions that help them work quicker, more profitably and safer.
“With our new family of systems, SFS is unique in the market in providing a complete solution that is underpinned by quality and reliability. Customers of SFS fasteners have long benefited from the extended life of our superior A4 stainless steel fasteners, often with powder coated colour finishes for outstanding visual appeal, and our innovative flat roofing systems, but they can now access so much more for projects incorporating rainscreen and where a reliable safety system is required.”