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Window Ware and Xpert celebrates 10-years at the top of tools

Xpert surpasses 10 year milestone

Xpert, the specialist tool arm of hardware distributor Window Ware is celebrating 10 years of successfully helping tradespeople work faster, smarter and safer.

Launched in 2010, Xpert was the brainchild of a group of likeminded, professional fitters, frustrated by the lack of specialist tools and equipment for the fenestration industry. Using their wealth of experience, the group banded together to design and build a bespoke range of tools and essentials.

The result was a range that finally gave tradespeople tried-and-tested tools that were truly fit for purpose. Whether it’s the moon knife, uPVC saw or gasket shears, fitters no longer needed to make do with general purpose tools – a development which made Xpert an instant hit with the trade.

Xpert’s success brought the brand to the attention of Window Ware, the award-winning hardware supplier, who in 2016 added the range into their product portfolio. Since then, Xpert has expanded beyond air tools and hand tools to include machinery spares, materials and accessories. The aim is to help fabricators minimise unnecessary downtime whilst continuing to help installers deliver the best quality in less time.

“It’s incredible to see Xpert grow from an idea among friends to this trailblazing tool brand, trusted by fabricators, installers and over 300 stockists nationwide,” comments Karl Williamson, Business Development Manager at Window Ware. “This milestone is only possible through maintaining our original ethos of offering tradespeople a proven range of products which makes their job easier and safer.

 

“The support of Window Ware has helped extend that commitment, adding relevant products which benefit both the fitter and the fabricator, and supporting the range with unrivalled technical support and service excellence. I’m proud of the role I played in developing Xpert and I’m delighted to still be championing the brand 10-years later as part of the Window Ware family.”

 

Sam Nuckey, Managing Director of Window Ware adds: “We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating Xpert’s 10th anniversary. When the opportunity arose to bring Xpert under the Window Ware umbrella, it was really a no-brainer. From day one, Xpert has answered a clear gap in the market with quality tools, equipment and consumables.

 

“It’s brought a whole new range of products to our offering, meaning customers can get everything from specialist tools to Teflon to machine spares and cleaners from the same place as their window and door hardware. Best of all, they can take advantage of our next-day delivery service and broad technical knowledge in the process.”

Quick fixes & final flourishes

No job is too big or too small for Xpert’s new range of super glues and cleaners!

Mend it
For a multitude of household and DIY mending and repair tasks, there’s Xpert’s fast-acting super glue which is perfect for sticking together all kinds of non-porous materials such as plastics, metal, glass and rubber. When used with the super glue activator spray – also new to Xpert – this strong adhesive dries literally in seconds for an almost instant fix! The glue is available in two sizes and three viscosities to suit any usage level or application.

Clean it
For any PVCu plastic cleaning requirements, Xpert now offers a duo of ultra-effective grime-busting products. Whether used at point of manufacture or after installation, the Xpert PVCu solvent cleaner removes every last trace of mastic and sealant, as well as general grease and dirt from door or window frames to give spotless results. This hard-working cleaner effortlessly removes muck and rejuvenates all kinds of plastic surfaces inside and out!

Shine it
A thorough clean-up wouldn’t be complete without a quick wipe-over of any glass or mirrors and Xpert has just the thing for the job – our Xpert professional glass cleaner – guarantee to give sparkling, streak-free results every time.

These products are distributed exclusively by Window Ware and sold through trade counters and retailers across the country. Store locator to find your nearest Xpert stockist or email sales@xperttools.co.uk if you’re interested in selling the range.

A stand-out 2019

Widening our Xpert reach throughout 2019

While 2018 was all about growing our product range (hence the addition of 27 must-have new SKUs), the team at Xpert had a somewhat different focus for this year. Over the last 12 months, we’ve concentrated our efforts on extending Xpert’s reach and increasing overall brand presence.

As a result, our fabrication essentials such as Xpert’s high-performance Teflon, durable drill bits and rapid-cutting plastic saws have been winning over trade professionals across the country. Today, more window and door manufacturers than ever regularly rely on Xpert machinery spares and consumables to streamline their manufacturing processes.

Alongside an ever-growing user base, the number of Xpert stockists has grown too as more and more Trade Counters have chosen to strengthen their product offering with the renowned Xpert tools range. Today, Xpert products can be found in hundreds of retail sites across the country.

We’ve also put plenty of marketing support in place to give each and every stockist the means to properly promote their Xpert range and boost sales. So, as well as glossy, professional-looking brochures, fliers and posters, plus Xpert branded merchandise, resellers can also make use of our eye-catching Xpert display stands. These sturdy-yet-light floor stands were launched back in January and have proven extremely popular with new and existing stockists alike. They’re a great focal point for any shop floor and there’s no better way to show off best-selling Xpert tool staples like our gasket shears, chisel knife, glass gauge, moon knife and 3 suction cup glass lifter. If you’re a stockist and you’d like an Xpert stand for your retail space, please talk to our sales team on 01234 242740.

Expanding our range in 2020

Next year, we’re hoping to welcome additional complementary products under the Xpert umbrella, including installation staples like quality silicones and sealants, plus some more general-purpose tools and equipment to help trade professionals turn out great results time and time again. We hope you’ll stick with us and see what Xpert has in store for 2020. In the meantime, we want to say a massive thank you for your valued custom this year.

Happy Holidays to you all and best wishes for the New Year!

Minimise downtime with Xpert tools – the fabricator’s friend

For almost a decade, Xpert has been helping fabricators and installers work faster, smarter and safer with a full range of tried and tested tools and equipment.

Instead of general-purpose tools, which are ultimately not up to the task, Xpert finally gave tradespeople tools that were fit for fenestration – designed by fitters who have been in the very same position.

Since the brand was first established, Xpert has expanded beyond tools to include machinery spares, materials and accessories. The aim is to help fabricators minimise and ultimately avoid necessary downtime in the factory.

Everything a fabricator needs

Air tools & accessories
From air drills to polishers, the Xpert air tools offering gives fabricators a complete range that won’t let you down!

Bench tools
From moon knives, mitre shears, to tape measures and everything in between!

Machinery spares
Packed full of essentials like Teflon sheets, carbide burrs, router bits and much more.

Where to buy

Our main distributor for Xpert tools to fabricators is:

Window Ware
Telford Way
Cross Park
Bedford
MK42 0PQ

Tel: 01234 242724
www.windowware.co.uk

Merry Christmas to all our Xpert customers

It’s been a tool-rrific 2018 for Xpert!

We had big plans for toolbox domination when we set out at the start of the year. We wanted Xpert tools to not only become a regular fixture in trade counters across the country, but also a preferred brand among door and window professionals. We’re pleased to report encouraging results with positive signs that things are definitely moving in the right direction for us!

We’ve seen sales of Xpert tools grow by 15% since 1st January 2018 and we’ve been adding new retailers to our Xpert stockists list throughout the year. That growth will have been fuelled in part by our carefully curated and continually expanding product range which saw the addition of 27 individual new SKUs last year. Here’s a recap of our 2018 tool launch timeline.

In January, we announced the arrival of not one or two but three new Xpert hand saws capable of tackling just about any cutting task. They all boast hard-point blades for a fast, efficient sawing action with a rule printed along the top edge for quick-draw measuring and marking up. The star of the show was the PVCu saw with a generous 20” blade to breeze cleanly through plastic fascia and soffit boards.

Next up were our Xpert HSS drill bits, which joined the range back in April. These smooth-cutting, high-speed quality drill bits are made of a single piece of snap-resistant solid steel and TiN coated so they won’t let you down. Available in a wide range of lengths and diameters to suit any drilling project.

In May, our Xpert 16oz rubber mallet landed in our warehouse with a ‘boing’! This soft-hitting tool delivers just the right amount of anti-marking wallop to firmly attach PVCu top caps to conservatory roofs or knock window frames into position without damaging the surface of the plastic.

Our newest arrivals over the Summer were Xpert’s duo of heavy-duty tape measures. With an extra-wide blade showing centimetres and inches on both sides of the rule, plus a doubled-sided hook all housed and protected in a durable rubberised case, these tape measures deliver mighty measuring muscle!

So, as we close the books on 2018 and gear up for a fresh new year, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for choosing Xpert and helping to make the last 12 months totally tool-rrific! We look forward to working with you in 2019.

Needless to say ‘down your tools’ over Christmas and have a tool-rriffic New Year!