Kawneer Announces Strategic Partnership with
Forster Profile Systems
March 2, 2010
Kawneer Company Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with
Forster Profile Systems, a manufacturer of steel and stainless steel
framing systems for fire-rated and non-rated applications. Through
this exclusive partnership agreement, Kawneer will distribute Forster's
framing systems through its customer network.
"Providing customers with resources to help them grow their
businesses is a priority for the company and is especially important
in today's volatile economy," said Bob Leyland, vice president,
commercial operations for Kawneer North America. "This new
partnership offers our customers a tremendous opportunity to expand
their businesses. As we face the future head-on, we look forward
to the possibilities that this alliance with Forster will bring."
For fire-rated applications, available systems include: Forster
presto entrances and framing systems; Forster fuego light entrances
and framing systems; and Forster thermfix vario steel curtainwall
systems. Options for non fire-rated applications include: Forster
unico steel thermally insulated entrances and framing systems; and
Forster unico steel thermally insulated windows. All steel frames
will be fabricated and shipped knocked-down. On fire-rated applications,
a complete package of fabricated frames and glass will be provided.
"Kawneer has a long history of success and has been able to
distinguish itself in the market by leading the way with forward-thinking
products and systems," says Dr. Edgar Oehler, chairman of the
board of directors and chief executive officer of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding
AG. "Partnering with Kawneer allows Forster Profile Systems
to unite with a top company and bring our products to a different
market. We look forward to this alliance with Kawneer and to the
future of the industry."
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