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MLA Expo - September 2013 - Post Show Review

24.09.2013

<p>MLA Expo - September 2013 - Post Show Review</p>

Among the exhibitors at this year’s MLA Expo 2013 at Telford, was Alpro Architectural Hardware (a division of IEC Ltd) the independent supplier of both mechanical and electro-mechanical products in the UK commercial aluminium OEM marketplace and access control environment.

The Alpro product range comprises a variety of contemporary handle styles, which are both hard wearing and aesthetically pleasing, with bespoke designs available to your own specifications. The Alpro range also includes deadlocks, deadlatches, lock accessories, cylinders, transom door closers, flushbolts, armoured strikes, digital locks, lever and paddle handles. All of which have been designed for the commercial aluminium door industry.

A variety of electro-mechanical products complement this impressive product portfolio, designed to meet the needs of the demanding access control market segment.  Products included electric strikes, deadlocking bolts, solenoid bolts, compact shearlocks, cabinet locks, waterproof keypads and exit switches and more. The Vortex range of environmentally friendly magnets was also on display. Which incorporate a mechanical holding feature as well as an electrical one.

Alpro has supported the MLA event for several years. But this year, attendance at this premier industry Expo was far from being a one-off – it is part of a long-ranging strategy that aims to promote the company’s products and services to MLA members through every available means.

Alpro Divisional Manager, Keith Parry said: “The MLA and its members represent a very important market sector for us and throughout this year we have elected to work as closely with the Association as possible through a variety of channels, such as their regional meetings, for example. Coupled with the new European standards and the recently introduced CE marking requirements, Alpro want to ensure the message gets across as to what is actually required rather than what people think is required”.

Prototypes of their new “Optima” deadlock range was on display in advance of production models to illustrate the new product development taking place to comply with the new European standards and included the security escutcheon and cylinder guard. These products are part of our commitment to ensuring that Alpro hardware stays at the forefront of new product design and innovation.

Keith further commented “Footfall this year was very good, we had lots of locksmiths visit our stand and the interest shown in our new “Optima 7” deadlock was very encouraging indeed. The show is an excellent way to see lots of potential customers face to face in a very short space of time. We will certainly be exhibiting at this the next time around".

View show interview with Keith Parry


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