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A typical Fentrade shopfront installation.

One of the early adopters to choose to advertise on the brand new has bounced back to pre-Covid shutdown levels in less than four weeks thanks to its marketing foresight.


 “ Throughout the shutdown period we kept visible across all digital platforms to ensure we secured a strong sales funnel of work for our return. Continuing with proactive marketing in uncertain times was crucial and has paid off”

– Chris Reeks  

Director, Fentrade Aluminium Building Products



Since the Newport based company reopened for business in May 2020 with safe manufacturing disciplines in place, it has seen a strong surge of immediate orders for a range of high-quality aluminium products and in particular for curtain walling and shopfront products.  Reeks continued: “We were quoting for aluminium curtain walling and shopfronts throughout lockdown and these sales, along with additional retail products, were ready for our return.”


Curtain wall

Fentrade’s aluminium curtain walling products can be used across all building envelopes making them a popular choice for commercial applications.  They are available in a wide range of profile depths and colours to cope with all situations and can accommodate both double and triple glazing units up to 46mm in depth.

Fentrade works with trade and retail customers throughout Wales and the West and along the M4, M5 and M6 corridors. It partners with industry brands such as AluK and VBH Greenteq and manufactures a full range of aluminium windows, doors, bifolds, inline sliders and GFT commercial screens too.  The company is also a member of the Council for Aluminium.


Picture: A typical Fentrade shopfront installation.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
30th June 2020


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