uPVC windows and doors are sustainable and cause no harm to the environment.
Mario Schmidt, Managing Director, Lingel Windows and Doors Technologies Pvt Ltd
Focusing on the direct customer
As per Mario Schmidt, Managing Director, Lingel Windows and Doors Technologies Pvt Ltd sustainability starts while finding the answer of:
- How to recycle the product once the lifecycle is over
- How to improve people’s life while taking problems related to our product away from the consumer
- How to reduce the carbon footprint.
He adds, “The main goal to first point (How to recycle the product once the lifecycle is over) is that the product has a very long life time of above 40 years if maintained well. At the time, of window replacement, all components can be reused without creating any unused scrap. Since the input material is high in value like the UPVC component or widely used like the steel and the glass component, the recycling chain is already in place.”
uPVC section needs very less energy and wasting very less water during extrusion and fabrication compare to traditional material like aluminium and wood. Similar to car doors and freezers, uPVC systems are having a double gasket sealing system between the frame and the Shutter. Due to this a zero air leakages is achieved which reduces the energy loss especially at all the air-conditioned area.
Smart Li – Promising technology for the future
Fenestration industry is at par with the innovation that is taking place. uPVC windows and doors are sustainable and cause no harm to the environment. Usually, a major amount of energy loss takes place through single glazed windows but if one uses the double glazed UPVC it reduces energy loss to an extent. These windows have thermal insulation even without expensive special glass these save energy loss. This also provides water tightness during the monsoon season, even for dry and dusty areas these window are ideal because of their dustproof performance which is the highlight of PVC windows.
Informing about the Lingel’s promising solution, Schmidt says, “We at Lingel are always innovating and looking for ways to make life comfortable and easy. Our Smart Li is a solution that is promising for the future. All information related to weather, pollution or even if the window is open can be received on the mobile. We can link all signals related to security, air purifier, rain or even smoke. The consumer can also send information directly to the company for services like change of filter or control of security.”
He adds, “With space becoming smaller the glass conservatory is also a good option one can look at. It provides shading like a motorised sunblind which prevents direct sunlight from getting in and it can be easily be controlled through an app without any hassle”
Focusing on direct customer
Informing about how direct contact with customers has help the company to grow the business, Schmidt says, “We at Lingel are focusing on the retail business model B2C. As the product is still young to the country it is important for us to be directly in touch with the costumer. This helps us to offer all our additional figures, options, products above the basic model usually used if it becomes to B2B supply. Focusing on the direct customer has helped us in growing the business where in overall the construction industry on the housing sector is stagnant since a while and growth rates could not be achieved for players focusing at this business model.”