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CDW Systems – leading the way for 30 years

When a company has been leading the way for 30 years in the fenestration industry, you know it’s got pedigree. 

Not only does it show a consistent level of service it also speaks of longevity and the ability to continually provide customers with the products they need to win new business. 

And that’s just what CDW Systems has done. 

The Gloucester-based company, part of the East Manor Group, is one of the UK’s most trusted and well-respected specialists in the trade supply of aluminium window, door, and curtain wall products. 

And this year the fabricator celebrates its 30-year anniversary. 

A Rich History 

Established in 1992, making it one of the UK’s longest running aluminium specialists too, CDW Systems has been manufacturing and supplying high-quality aluminium products for trade and commercial installers nationwide for three decades. 

Starting out as a trusted manufacturer of shop front systems, the company then expanded into curtain walling and high-end windows and doors. The company was one of the first UK aluminium fabricators to use CNC machinery and punch presses, leading the field in industry innovation. 

The original founders and present directors have been involved in the aluminium industry for many years and it’s this expertise and extensive market knowledge that has been responsible for CDW Systems growth across the business. 

September 2017 marked the start of an exciting new chapter for CDW Systems when it was acquired by the existing management team, alongside its sister companies Clearway Doors & Windows and Designex Cabinets.  

Today, the company offers a range of unglazed products to suit most applications using profiles from some of the most respected aluminium systems companies in the UK, including Technal, Reynaers, AluK, and Smart Systems, and an unmatched level of support that has seen it become the trusted supply partner for a broad range of projects across the UK. 

Jeremy Phillips, CDW Systems’ Group Chairman said: “This is an incredible milestone for any company and it’s through the hard work, passion, and dedication of our team, both past and present, that have made it possible. 

“The CDW Systems name is synonymous with the best and most relevant products, comprehensive technical support, and continuous investment.” 

Investing for its customers  

CDW Systems’ 13,000ft² headquarters has seen continuous investment in machinery, new products, and staff to make sure the ever-changing needs of its customers are met.  

In the last 18 months alone, the company has rolled out several new Smart Systems products, including the Alitherm Heritage Range, the Aliver Rooflight system and Designer Doors, invested in a new Italmac Spring 7000 CNC machine, and bolstered its operations to cope with the unprecedented demand of the last 18 months.  

Jeremy said: “We are always investing in our manufacturing processes to stay up to date with the latest advancements in technology and enhance our products and services. 

“It has certainly been a challenging last two years but, as always, we have made every effort behind the scenes to meet demand and ensure we are supplying our customers with the very best products and support.” 

More than a supplier 

Thanks to CDW Systems’ vast industry experience and knowledge we understand the high standards set by industry demands in terms of product, specification, and compliance and the company is now working closer than ever with customers and getting more involved in their projects as they require that level of input in terms of how they can achieve what they need to and how they comply with ever-changing regulations. 

Whatever the size of the project, be it a small-scale domestic installation or a full commercial contract, they work closely with customers to ensure that the correct product matches its requirements, produce the most cost-effective solution for the customer, and can speak to architects if needed. 

“What has changed most over the last 30 years is that, as a fabricator today, you need to be so much more than just a supplier,” added Jeremy. “Quality products, lead times, and reliability have to be backed up with the right help, advice, and support. 

“The reason we are still standing tall, 30 years on is our quality range of products combined with a commitment to delivering a pro-active customer service experience, built on incredible technical back-up and comprehensive pre-sales support. 

“It’s why we’re still growing and still seeing tremendous demand for our services from both trade and commercial customers across the country.” 

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Why choose CDW Systems as your aluminium supplier?

Having been in business since 1992 you will be working with an industry leading aluminium expert that has delivered products for some of the UK’s most demanding projects.

With CDW Systems as your supplier you will get a company with:

  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Over 25 years as an industry leader
  • High Quality aluminium products
  • Full technical support
  • Dedicated delivery vans
  • Competitively priced products
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