Euramax Solutions & Ilke homesPosted on: April 12, 2021
Stylish, high-quality products matched with outstanding quality control and a seamless delivery process are just some of the reasons why leading uPVC window and door manufacturer Euramax Solutions has been chosen as the main supplier of modular home manufacturer ilke Homes.
Based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, ilke Homes manufactures up to 2,000 modular homes every year for local authorities, housing associations, developers and private investors, and can produce a home in just 15 days, with four modules coming off the production line each day.
Three million new homes must be built in England over the next 20 years to solve its housing crisis, a report by housing charity Shelter says. Companies manufacturing new-builds in factories possess the ability to speed up the delivery of high-quality, sustainable new housing across the UK. ilke Homes, which creates up to 2,000 new factory-built homes a year, turned to Euramax to provide energy-efficient windows and doors for its housing schemes.
ilke Homes’ goal is to deliver beautiful, precision-engineered homes with minimal environmental impact. The manufacturer has developed its own unique production process, which cuts waste by 90 per cent and saves residents up to 50 per cent in energy, with homes costing just £1-a-day to heat. To support these quality and energy efficiency ambitions, Euramax supplies unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVCu) windows and patio doors to seven of the nine house models ilke Homes manufactures.
“In order to increase our output, we needed to collaborate with like-minded suppliers, and for the past two years, Euramax has really understood our manufacturing processes,” comments ilke Homes Procurement Manager Rachel Kaye.
“In addition to supplying us with high-quality products, Euramax provides an excellent, efficient delivery service, really allowing us to streamline and get the most out of our production processes.”
Working from a state-of-the-art 205,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Euramax Solutions manufactures high-quality uPVC and aluminium windows and doors that are the perfect fit for modular buildings.
Euramax delivers all its products in stillages, minimising product damage during transportation, while also eliminating unnecessary plastic waste.
Module identification numbers (MINs) are also provided for each stillage – these are specific to the windows and doors for each house and module type, ensuring products can be installed without hassle.
Rachel continues: “Communication between everyone in the modular supply chain is vital to success, and thanks to regular monthly meetings and consistent input from Euramax’s technical team, we’ve been able to continue successfully producing modular homes.
“Apart from being a reliable, trustworthy supplier, Euramax has allowed us to achieve the best possible outcome for our products.”
Euramax Solutions Managing Director Nick Cowley comments: “Removing the complexity from supply chains, reducing production costs and increasing productivity is what we do every day for our clients in the modular construction sector.
“Since partnering with ilke Homes, we’ve been delighted to supply such a big name in this market with our products.
“We’re delighted that the company is happy with both our products and our delivery service, something we are very proud of.
“It’s a real testament to our hard work and commitment, and we look forward to working with ilke Homes for many years to come.”
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