WriteRelease have highlighted their views on Crystal Achievement Awards for 2008, announced by a major US magazine Window & Door.
Taking out the award for Most Innovative Door Component was Brisbane-based company, Centor Architectural, with their innovative insect screening system.
Presented annually by the official publication of the powerful National Glass Association, the awards honour the best in new product technology, manufacturing and marketing in the fenestration industry. Remarkably, it was the second such award for Centor Architectural in two years.
“They really seem to like what we do,” said Centor Managing Director Nigel Spork. “Our weathersealed bifold door hardware was a big hit with them in 2006, and for Centor Screen to get the same reaction really shows we’re on the right path.”
Centor S1 is a large capacity, robust retractable screening system in production and responds to the increasing size of architectural openings allowed for by rapidly evolving door system technology.
Developed from the bifold-integrated ES2 screening system, S1 can be matched with every door and window type, including sliding and French doors, for a flexible, effective screening solution.
Ready for action as soon as temperatures allow for open windows and doors, S1 remains rolled back out of view the rest of the year.
“The demand was clearly there for a stand-alone system,” said Nigel Spork. “We just had to find a way to deliver a system that looked as good and performed as well as ES2, without the limitations that come with an integrated system.”
The award caps a period of sustained growth for Centor Architectural, who have nominated as Finalist for three categories in the Telstra Business Awards.
“It’s certainly encouraging for us to be recognised,” reflected Nigel Spork. “These awards inspire us to keep pushing the boundaries by creating systems that give people more control over their environment.”
Centor Architectural’s S1 Door Screen will be available in Australia for purchase early in 2009.