From the Presidents desk

Dear Friends,

Thanks to the founder members and the core committee for choosing me as the President of UWDMA this term. It gives me great pleasure and honor to shoulder this responsibility and am glad to see that the other team members are equally excited and motivated as me to take UWDMA to the next level.

Please join me in welcoming on board Mr. Farid Khan from Profine India as Vice President, Mr. Robert Hoellrigl from Encraft as Technical Head, Mr. Amit Malhotra from McCoy Group as Marketing Head & Treasurer, Mr. Satish Kumar from Deceuninck continues to be our Secretary, Mr. Y P Singh from Fenesta, Mr. Rajesh Chawla from Veka, Mr. Ullas Guiliani from Rehau will support the Marketing and Technical Heads.

We are starting this year with the launch of Fabrication Manual for UPVC windows and doors. Thanks to the efforts of Robert and YP, the manual is available for download in the "How to?" section. This will be followed up by a special annexure on hardware and steel reinforcements very soon.

UWDMA joins hands with Glass Academy for starting a training program for ITI students at Industrial Training Institute, Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) this year. The team is geared up and looking forward to this becoming active this year so that we can churn out skilled operators, installers and glaziers for the Industry.

I am confident of getting support from IFT Rosenheim and German Technical Training Institute to start a training program for Production Supervisors, Quality Inspectors, Project Supervisors, Production Planning and Design Personnel in the coming months.

This year, we will also have a governor on board to co-ordinate and run the organization in a more professional way.

I seek your support and contribution in any way possible to make UWDMA a flagship organization to promote uPVC windows and doors in India.

Please feel free to write to me at - president@uwdmaindia.org