Winkhaus UK Celebrates Multiple Nominations in 2024 National Fenestration Awards

Leading window and door specialist, Winkhaus UK, are delighted to announce that they have become finalists in 5 categories in the National Fenestration Awards 2024, including Hardware Company of the Year and New Product of the Year.

Andrew Wilkins, Business Strategy Manager for Winkhaus UK, said: “The NFAs have stood for inclusion and representation for years and has sought to bring the whole of the sector together to find the very best people and companies for the last decade, and as a main sponsor for the event we are proud to see so many worthy companies and products becoming finalists in this year’s awards.”

“As a long standing supporter of the NFAs, we recognise and appreciate the honour of becoming a finalist in so many categories, and we wholeheartedly thank everyone who voted in favour of our products and our company.”

Why Winkhaus?
At Winkhaus UK, everything we do is centred around guaranteeing the success of our customers, providing added value services and solutions to ensure they have maximum competitiveness. The recognition of the products and services we offer by becoming a finalist in the National Fenestration Awards’ Hardware of the Year category is a testament to the hard work that’s been done in all areas of our business.

From the quality and reliability that is consistently measured through the manufacturing process, ensuring timely delivery and a dedicated customer service team, to the bespoke development and testing of our technical and laboratory teams, Winkhaus offers a comprehensive service to our customers that doesn’t end once our products are sold.

autoLock AV4: An Innovative Addition to Winkhaus’ Portfolio
Since they introduced the first hooked autoLock almost 20 years ago, Winkhaus has endeavoured to expand and develop its renowned AV range in an innovation timeline of industry firsts. The high-security solution has now been nominated for three categories in this year’s awards: New Product of the Year, Door Component of the Year and Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year.

Andrew said: “We are thrilled to see that our newest autoLock has become a finalist for three categories in the National Fenestration Awards this year. Introduced to a great reception last year, AV4 has introduced a host of new features and improvements suitable for multiple markets and applications. With a low force to operate and wider operational tolerances, it reduces the need to revisit sites and make adjustments, saving lost time and increasing customer satisfaction.”

The autoLock AV4 range consists of the AV4, AV4 Heritage, AV4 EntryGuard, AV4 M4 with blueMatic EAV4, blueMatic EAV4+ motors controllable with the Winkhaus doorControl application. The new AV4 product family is available in a range of backsets and faceplate sizes including U-rail, providing suitability for all door constructions.

aluPilot: Revolutionising Aluminium Window Production with Enhanced Efficiency
Winkhaus UK has also become a finalist in the 2024 for the innovative aluPilot system, with a nomination for Window Component of the Year.
Launched in the UK in 2022, aluPilot allows Aluminium fabricators to save up to 10 minutes of production time per window with aluPilot, compared to traditional systems available on the market. Winkhaus has confirmed the result of 10 minutes time saving in tests conducted with manufacturers during aluPilot’s development and subsequent roll-out to European systems houses. When multiplied across weekly production, these time savings really start to add up.
In addition to efficiency gains, aluPilot offers impressive weight capabilities, catering to various applications. With options to support sash weights ranging from 130kg to 300kg, our aluPilot system is versatile and adaptable to diverse needs.

Andrew said: “At Winkhaus, we pride ourselves in developing innovative solutions to meet the requirements of our customers and guarantee their success. One of the most critical factors in manufacturing is time, and our aluPilot fitting system is designed to streamline the production process of aluminium windows. This will contribute to a more efficient and production-friendly system, saving time and increasing our customers’ productivity.”

As a main sponsor of the National Fenestration Awards 2024, Winkhaus UK would like to congratulate all finalists, and wish them good luck for the event. To vote for your favourites in this year’s awards, visit the NFA website here.