Image Above: (from left to right) Chris Curran, technical sales manager at Haffner with Gary Malone, Fairco’s general manager
Northern Ireland’s Fairco Trade Frames was established in 2021 to help meet the needs of the Irish trade community. When setting up its manufacturing facilities, the team made a strategic decision to collaborate with award-winning machinery specialists, Haffner. This decision has proven to be one they unequivocally stand by, reflecting the success and satisfaction derived from the partnership.
Fairco’s general manager Gary Malone explains: “Based on our direct experience with the quality and innovation of Haffner’s machines in a prior business, the decision to collaborate with Haffner in our new venture was immediate. From the initial machinery audit, their guidance, support and rapid turnaround ensured a prompt and efficient start, allowing us to be operational very quickly.”
Fairco operates from a 15,000 sq ft facility in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, where its Haffner equipment includes an SBA-2 PVC-U Profile Machining Centre, an SMR 5 Five Head Welding Machine, a KB 515 Single Head Welding Machine, an SVK-2 CNC Corner & Transom Cleaning Machine, a DV 404 Reinforcement Profile Screwing Machine, a TC 294/20 Glazing Bead Saw and an MS 300 Measuring & Stop System.
Gary commented: “We appreciate the speed, accuracy and quality of the Haffner machines in helping us deliver on our commitment to excellence at every level.”
Fairco also has an ongoing maintenance contract with Haffner to ensure its machines are always working at their optimum. Gary said: “The hands-on approach of the Haffner team is invaluable. We work closely with Chris Curran, technical sales manager at Haffner, and we’re further supported by service engineer David Carruthers. Together, they ensure we are making the most of our investment.”
Fairco Trade Frames has gone from strength to strength since 2021 and has recently been nominated in the Northern Irish Enterprise Awards 2023. The company works across the retail and trade markets and its products include its Hampton Flush Glaze Windows range, Imagine Patio Doors and Matrix Fully Sculptured Windows and Doors.
The company has ambitious plans for the future too, including further extending its trade market share. Gary concluded: “We have the capacity to expand our operations and our footprint at Kilroot Business Park. As we scale up our operation, we will be increasing our output with additional machinery from Haffner. We know their machines and their service support adds value to our business and we are looking forward to continuing the partnership.”