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Bertrand Lafaye,
Marketing and Communications Manager

Why are you exhibiting at équipbaie métalexpo 2010?

KAWNEER has long been present at Equip’baie for a variety of reasons. First of all as an industrial manufacturer of ready to install frames we have two integrated production sites and seven further independent industrial production sites that are all ambassadors for the INITIAL brand throughout France. This organization provides the professional with the insurance of local service, of being able to rely on a quick response and delivery times for their ready to install frames.
Equip’baie is very much the key trade show for windows, doors and shutters, allowing the trade to discover the developments in our ranges introduced in response to French or European requirements, imposed by various regulations, thermal specifications, the Grenelle de l’environnement [French environment initiative]...
It is also an opportunity to meet architects who are very familiar with KAWNEER from the world of the façade. Together with the architect Thomas SCHINKO, we will also be giving a talk devoted to one of our high profile projects, the Lycée Galliéni in Toulouse on Thursday 18th November at 2.30 p.m.

What is your objective in exhibiting?

We wish to show and demonstrate to architects and professionals that with KAWNEER and INITIAL, they can call on a complete range of solutions suitable for all kinds of construction (concrete, brick, wood) as well as for renovation and for accessibility. We will be presenting a full range of frames fitted with solutions adapted for the movement of persons with restricted mobility.
Energy performance is another major focus for KAWNEER and we will be showing our full range for the requirements of low consumption buildings [BBC]: windows with concealed openings, visible ones, sliding windows and entrance doors. This means that with KAWNEER and INITIAL the architect and installer can comply with the BBC standard right away and the individual can enjoy the benefit of the Effinergie label.

What is your headline product/innovation/project for this show?

A complete BBC offering; all the frames that we are presenting benefit from A*4 air permeability and offer the performance required for BBC.

Who is it aimed at?

Such performance combined with a refined look is very much in demand from architects. The combination of all these aspects should enable us to successfully satisfy the most stringent demands of architects and professional installers.