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Cheese please with ICW windows

The Challenge

FOOD production is a vital UK industry with high levels of compliance to protect consumer health and confidence.    (Industrial and Commercial Windows Ltd) ICW (UK) Ltd was first choice when a major cheese supplier to the catering, retail and hospitality trade was building a new factory.

With a capacity of more than 25,000 sq feet the new factory would increase both the range and volume of cheese and dairy products that FJ Need, of Cheshire manufactured for its diverse portfolio of customers.  Yet it would also make internal communications more complex due to the industry standards for health and hygiene.

Main contractors, JBJ Insulations, suggested ICW UK Ltd’s hygienic speakeasy windows.  Specially designed for hygienic production and research they retain an ambient temperature in the chilled rooms, prevent the transfer of minute particles into food production and enable staff to communicate with each other to boost productivity.

The commission was more complex because the speakeasy wasn’t a standard size or shape and having to be temperature controlled meant technical glass adding complexity to the installation.

ICW UK Ltd was also best suited to the commission having an industry reputation for being able to supply bespoke windows and doors in awkward sizes and shapes.

ICW UK Ltd’s solution

ICW UK Ltd’s design team recommended high quality glass to retain an ambient temperature within the chilled room; to make installation simpler they also suggested concealed screw fittings that would ensure the unit was secure but would not permit the transfer of particles, yet at the same time it would always look good and be easy to fit.

ICW UK Ltd was able to manufacture and deliver within a tight timeframe to keep the project on schedule.

Paul is production manager for JBJ Insulations.  He said: “We turn to ICW UK Ltd for bespoke windows for hygienic production areas because not everyone is able to deliver.  Unique among window manufacturers, they understand our needs and are able to design, manufacture and deliver high quality products that add real value.

“The windows for FJ Needs’ were not an everyday commission, but they delivered within a week.  The windows look good and the quality of their fittings ensure they retain that aesthetic and make our job easier.  We have been dealing with them for 20 years now, they are reliable and consistent and their windows add prestige to our work,” he added.

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