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New products are always arriving at Siegware and you can find our specials on the Siegware home page. See what is happening in the window market with news from around the country and the world. Drop us a line if you would like us to cover a particular topic.

Life is a Pitch - Andrew Klein

Posted 10/15/2019

Cut through the noiseCut through the noiseFollowing is a presentation from the recent AusFenEx19 by speaker Andrew Klein, discussing how to connect with your target audience at a time when there is a barrage of ‘noise’ coming from everywhere.

How do you make your products and services stand out?


SIMPLICITY
Be realistic about how much information can be delivered in a short amount of time. Many pitches and presentations contain so much information that your target audience is left wondering "what is the key message?" Or they leave being so overwhelmed with facts and figures, that they can't clearly recall your central message. Develop an obsession with explaining as simply as possible what you do and what your offering is all about.

Decide on your ONE OVER-ARCHING MESSAGE and then 3 or so key messages. Make sure they are front and centre in your pitch, and ensure all other facts, figures and examples are connected to those key messages and repeat them several times throughout.

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Meesenburg & blaugelb now available from Siegware

Posted 10/10/2019

Siegware distributors for Meesenburg & blaugelbSiegware distributors for Meesenburg & blaugelbWith a long history in Europe, Meesenburg and blaugelb are renowned suppliers of window and door products, and also many other quality product lines including machinery, tooling, security and sealants to name a few. Siegware are now exclusive distributors of these quality products in Australia and New Zealand. 

Siegware carry numerous stock items for timely delivery to you. Items that we do not currently have in stock we are happy to order in for you. Contact our office today to place an order, and our team look forward to supplying you with even more quality products.

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Resistance class testing for windows & doors

Posted 10/1/2019

Resistance class testing for windows & doorsResistance class testing for windows & doorsThe nightmare for any burglar:  Windows and doors with all-round security. 

The trend is alarming: The burglary statistics are rising. It happens practically every minute and the damage can be considerable - not only to your belongings, but, above all, to the psyche. Because many burglary victims no longer feel safe in their own home. This should be reason enough to use modern burglar resistance measures for optimum protection. 

In approximately 80% of burglaries, the perpetrator gains access by prying open a door or window. Without robust security hardware, this only takes a few seconds! Only doors and windows with a high resistance class will resist burglars because they make it practically impossible, or at least extremely time-consuming, to pry them open.

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Industry updates at AusFenEx19

Posted 9/12/2019

Siegware at AusFenEx19Siegware at AusFenEx19Recently the first national conference for members of the newly merged Australian Glass and Windows Association (AGWA) took place at Darling Harbour. Many informative seminars on a variety of topics kept delegates busy, while there were many exhibitors showing their wares, including Siegware.

Suppliers such as Kommerling and Aluplast had an exhibition booth and aptly represented the uPVC industry. The German window software company Klaes also had a display and showed prospective customers how easy this program is to use and how it can help fabricators. It was great to see a good number of attendees from the uPVC industry. Suppliers and fabricators from Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmania attended the exhibition and came to visit Chris and Tarrant on the Siegware stand.

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Window Actuators

Posted 9/6/2019

Window actuatorWindow actuatorThese electric chain actuators are used for opening and closing outward windows, sheds, skylights and inward windows in wood, uPVC and aluminium. Comunello electric actuators come with an articulated link chain contained in the box, and operation is at 230V 50Hz, or 24VDC. With an electronic stop for opening, and current limitation stop for closing, there are up to 9 different adjustable strokes, also when motor is powered off. Actuators can be connected in parallel.  

SIMPLE - Quick-fastening system for installation without the use of screws 

STRONG - Robust double link chain for more thrust and traction force 

RELIABLE - The actuator oscillates on support brackets and accompanies the movement of the window 

ADJUSTABLE - Easily adjustable stroke via dip-switch (up to 9 positions available), also when motor is powered off 

SAFE - Obstacle detection and soft start and stop system for greater safety and precision. 

LIMIT STOPS - Limit switch with current limitation function:  guarantee of safe and perfect closing over time 

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Recycling for the Environment

Posted 8/19/2019

Recycling packagingRecycling packagingSiegware carries an extensive range of hardware and consumables, and receives many items in secure packaging from suppliers. Some businesses would simply dispose of the packaging, which would ultimately go to landfill. However Siegware recognises the need to reduce waste wherever possible.

Siegware operates in a purpose built factory with several sustainable features including heat, light, and water management, and we take sustainability seriously.

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Siegware Information and Q&A Session 2019

Posted 8/14/2019

Siwgare Q&A session 2019Siwgare Q&A session 2019After the success of our previous function, Siegware is again holding an information session to unveil the latest innovative products in our expanding range, and a technical Q&A which will give Chris and the audience the opportunity to discuss hardware problem solving and benefits to your business. There are always exciting industry developments unfolding, and this is a great way to talk about the features and demonstrate uses of new release items. 

The session will be held on Wed 18 Sept 2019 in Essendon from 11am-3pm. Contact the Siegware office on 03 5368 1181 to register interest, places are limited. 

Chris and Tarrant hope you can join them for an informative presentation and light lunch.

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New Zealand Website Launch

Posted 8/14/2019

Siegware New Zealand website launchSiegware New Zealand website launchFrom the Siegware team, we are excited to announce the launch of the Siegware New Zealand website. 

Since humble beginnings in 2009, Siegware has steadily grown in both size and product range. Now with a comprehensive printed catalogue, which is also available for download with the new supplement catalogue, and an Australian and New Zealand website, turn to Siegware for quality products, industry knowledge and reliable service. 

See the new website at www.siegware.co.nz, contact our office via email at info@siegware.co.nz or call +61 5368 1181.

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Siegware at AusFenEx19

Posted 8/2/2019

Siegware at AusFenEx19Siegware at AusFenEx19Siegware will take part in the Australian Glass & Window Association (AGWA) expo at the ICC Darling Harbour 28-29 August 2019. The latest in window and glazing technologies, AusFenEx19 brings together Australia’s leading suppliers, showcasing emerging global trends and product innovations. 

Over 100 exhibitors from boutique window companies to global corporations provide a forum for attendees to learn more about this industry. This is the largest-ever window glass exhibition event and is part of the 3-day Australian Glass & Window conference.  

AusFenEx19 expo is open on Wednesday 28 August from 8:30am - 5pm and Thursday 29 August from 8:30am - 3pm. Visit Siegware at stand 64 to see our latest products and hear about industry developments. Chris & Tarrant will be available to answer any questions and they look forward to seeing you there. 

For architectural and design professionals ticket bookings - https://www.ausfenex19.com/architectural-design 

For building and construction professionals ticket bookings - https://www.ausfenex19.com/building-construction 

Tickets are only $15 if booked online or $25 at the door.

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Siegenia on YouTube

Posted 7/26/2019

Siegenia on YouTubeSiegenia on YouTubeDoesn’t it make it easier to choose hardware when you can see it in operation rather than just lying in a box waiting for installation? Now you can – with Siegenia. 

As the maker of highly innovative products, Siegenia has produced a number of short videos which demonstrate the use and installation of their quality products. View videos showing sliding door hardware, automation, and locking systems, just to name a few. All in one easy to find location:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7g-BG3SVu38YDdkZwVSCTw 

So, what are you waiting for?

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