Benefits of FBE Coatings

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2017, Functional coatings by Northpoint

2017, Functional Coatings by Northpoint

Its now 2017 and we are back to business.

Northpoint’s focus for this year is the funcutional coatings side of our business.  Over the previous 12-months we have successfully increased the range of DWI Approved coating solutions we offer.  We have been nominated the factory applied coatings applicator for the Birmingham Resiliance project with a combination of FBE Resicote on the external and Thixo 468 on the internal.

Northpoint is not taking any new work for the bakery non-stick coating part of our business, we are concentrating our efforts on the energy generation sector which is in-line with the over-all functional coatings strategy of developing further our capabilities and reach.

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Whitford Plastics Paint School

Over two days last week Northpoint Ltd staff Khamran Uddin & Adam Callaghan attended the Whitford Plastics Paint School.

NORTHPOINT.PAINT SCHOOL.MAR.2015

Khamran is at the top of the stairs and is currently employed in the role of Bakeware Coatings Coordinator.  Khamaran is apprenticed to Philip Dawson MBA and is on his way to a career in Management of the Northpoint Ltd Bakeware Coatings business.

Adam is one of the spray operatives at Northpoint and you can see him at the bottom of the stairs.  Adam came to Northpoint through Bennetts Staff and has been a permanent member of the team since the beginning of January 2015.

 

 

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Fence Coating – How you benefit

Northpoint Ltd have been passionate champions of professionally applied pipe powder coating over galvanized-steel fencing parts for over 30 years. But that’s only part of the story.

For what we learned along the way, is that applying the coating to meet recognised International Standards, making the management of the process easier for the customer can unlock an array of additional commercial advantages for the client.

It goes without saying that we have automated the application process and the coating tasks so that the process is as tight as possible. Quality is high and consistent, indeed we are often used as the market example of best practice and best coating. There’s the added knock on effect of these automated and streamlined processes that encourages clear thinking and consistent action from all our staff meaning that problems are pre-empted and crises avoided.

But there’s more to be gained, turning our compliance to the International Standards from a burden into a bonus. Our experience shows that enabling you to give your Clients compliant coatings, backed in all cases by documented evidence and in some cases where required life expectancy guarantees underwritten by the powder manufacturer, meeting your commercial objectives protects both your business and ours.

The Northpoint Fence Coating systems allows you to:

Save Time
By automating many of the fence coating tasks and processes means we can turn work around quickly but without the risk of inconsistent coatings being applied.

Reduce Risks
The fence coating applied meet Internationally Recognized Standards; BS 1722: Pt 16 2009 & BS EN 13438 2005 . Coating applied in the right way minimizing financial and reputation risks.

Controls Costs

For those customers who have a price list they can work out what the fence coating cost will be at the bid stage.

Future Proofing
Northpoint Ltd consistently stay at the forefront of coating technologies meaning you always get our market leading quality of coating.

Boost Productivity
By using Northpoint Ltd fence coatings you know that the fence coating will do what its designed to do. The potential for coating failure is massively reduced.

Business Growth

With Northpoint covering the detail of the fence coating, you have the time and the energy to focus on your bigger picture, developing your company.

The Northpoint fence coating advantage is all about taking away complexity and bringing you a wealth of business benefits. By bringing together our insights and innovations we simplify complexity for Fencing Manufacturers.

.McARTHUR.18.01.2012.C

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Training to Develop Our Workforce

Northpoint Ltd has recently entered into partnership with Churchgate Academy who will deliver training to develop our workforce.

The first candidate will be Mr. Khamran Uddin who will enter onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Enterprise.  He works within the Bakeware Team under the guidance and supervision of Mr. Philip Dawson.

Khamran’s story: Khamran came to Northpoint about 6-months ago as a factory labourer.  He had a background in customer service and contact with the general public but had no industrial experience.  However, Khamran spoke of and provided his ambition and according he was identified as a candidate for further development.  Khamran is just 21 years old and the youngest team member by around 6 years but has demonstrated the maturity required to warrant further employee development.

Khamran’s current role is to co-ordinate the bakeware coating operations and liaise with the office on schedule progress.  However of the next year (2015) he will progress to being the business unit supervisor with responsibility for:

  1. Making decisions
  2. Solving problems
  3. Taking the initiative
  4. Making things happen
  5. Being resourceful
  6. Initiating and managing projects
  7. Being innovative
  8. Persuading others to do things
  9. Negotiating deals
  10. Pitching proposals
  11. ADDING VALUE

Ultimately he will develop the skills and mindset for enterprise, he will become an entrepreneur within the business.

Northpoint chose this particular route for delivering training because it was developed by the Peter Jones Academy, yes he of the TV series Dragons Den and who backed Levi Roots & Imran Hakim to name just two; so a fantastic pedigree.

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Spray Operative Vacancy

Northpoint Ltd presently have a Spray Operative Vacancy to fill:

Spray Operative – Bakeware

Job Description:

  • Prepare and apply both wet and powder paint systems to industrial bakeware
  • Clean and maintain spray guns
  • Have an understanding of both water based and solvent based paint systems
  • Hours of work – 14:00 – 23:00 Mon, Tue & Wed, 14:00 – 23:30 Thur, 14:00 – 18:00 Fri; 37.5 hrs/week
  • Rate of Pay:  £7.00/hr + 9% shift allowance
  • Overtime paid at 1.5 x £7.00 after the first 37.5 hrs has been worked

Essential:

  • Experience of wet paint spray application with a gravity fed manual spray gun
  • Able to dismantle and reassemble the spray gun
  • Able to clean the spray gun appropriately
  • Experience of powder coating

Desirable:

  • FLT license (not an in-house)
  • Non-smoker
  • Willingness to learn

The person will work as part of an established team in the coating application of non-stick coatings (Teflon) for industrial bakeware.  The position has become available after a period of sustained growth and therefore some overtime is to be expected.

Applications should be made by e-mail with CV to bakeware@northpoint.ltd.uk

 

 

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Northpoint Ltd Member of SEDEX

At the close of 2013 Northpoint Ltd joined the internationally recognized organisation SEDEX.

What SEDEX do…

Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain.

The core product is a secure, online database which allows members to store, share and report on information on four key areas:

  • Labour Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • The Environment
  • Business Ethics

For buyers – Sedex offers an electronic system for collecting and analysing information on ethical and responsible business practices in your supply chain.

A variety of reporting tools enables you to keep track of your suppliers’ performance and you will also have access to an advanced Risk Assessment Tool that has been developed with SEDEX partner, Maplecroft.

For suppliers – Sedex provides an efficient and cost effective way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers, helping cut down on unnecessary paperwork and saving time and money.

Suppliers complete 1 self assessment questionnaire (SAQ) and can choose to share this with multiple customers on Sedex, along with any other relevant ethical information, such as audit reports and certifications.

The Sedex system is secure and confidential and suppliers have complete control over who can view their data.

By allowing suppliers to share the same data with many customers, Sedex helps reduce the need for multiple audits, allowing both parties to concentrate on making real improvements.

So by working with Northpoint Ltd you know that you have contracted with an Ethical and Responsible Supply Chain Partner.

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Akzo Nobel Interpon D-Products

Northpoint Ltd are proud to announce that once again we have been audited and found to meet the requirements of Akzo Nobel Interpon D-Products Approved Applicator Status for the 4th year running.

Northpoint Ltd is certified from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014 as an Approved Applicator of Akzo Nobel Interpon D-Products on Galvanised Steel Substrates. The coatings applied by Northpoint Ltd meet the requirements of:

BS EN 13438 : 2005 Powder Organic Coatings for Galvanised Steel Products for Construction Purposes

BS 1722-16 : 2009 Fences – Part 16: Specification for Powder Coatings used as a Plastics Finish on Components and Mesh

BS EN 15773 : 2003 Industrial Application of Powder Organic Coatings to Hot Dip Galvansied Steel Articles – Specifications and Recommendations

The approval has been signed off by Naveen Sandhu; Akzo Nobel Architectural Advisor who has stated that the pre-treatment, application and quality management system have been inspected and tested by Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings Ltd and conform to the requirements for Approved Architectural Applicator Status.

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Fence Coating Stock Colours List

Northpoint Ltd are changing the standard colours list with effect from 01 Feb. 2014 to a Stock colours list

RAL 6005 Green & RAL 9005 Black will remain as the two basic colours offered.  There will be a further 38 architectural coating colours:

Northpoint Stock Colours –  2014
Applicable from 1st February 2014
CODE NAME TYPE CODE NAME TYPE
1021 Cadmiun Yellow Matt 7012 Basalt Grey Matt
3000 Fire Red Matt 7015 Slate Grey Matt
3004 Purple Red Matt 7016 Anthracite Grey Matt
3020 Traffic Red Matt 7024 Graphite Grey Matt
5002 Ultramarine Blue Matt 7030 Stone Grey Matt
5003 Sapphire Blue Matt 7035 Light Grey Matt
5005 Signal Blue Matt 7040 Widow Grey Matt
5010 Gentian Blue Matt 8011 Nut Brown Matt
5012 Light Blue Matt 8017 Chocolate Brown Matt
5013 Cobalt Blue Matt 8019 Grey Brown Matt
5015 Sky Blue Matt 9001 Cream Matt
5017 Traffic Blue Matt 9010 Pure White Matt
5022 Night Blue Matt 9016 Traffic White Matt
6002 Leaf Green Matt
6003 Olive Green Matt British Standard Colours
6009 Fir Green Matt 00 a 05 Goose Grey Matt
6018 Yellow Green Matt 08 b 29 Van Dyke Brown Matt
18 b 25 Dark Grey Matt
14 c 39 Holly Green Matt
Metallic Colours 20 c 40 Blackberry Matt
These are 2 x the stock colour price 04 e 53 Poppy Red Matt
9006 14 e 53 Elfin Green Matt
9007 18 e 53 Bright Blue Matt
Any other Colours are to be POA
Please refer to your price list for your colour surcharge rates

As ever we assure of our continued commitment to quality, service and value for money.

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Fence Coating – How You Benefit

Northpoint Ltd have been passionate champions of professionally applied polyester-powder fence-coating over galvanized-steel fencing parts for over 30 years. But that’s only part of the story.

For what we have learnt along the way, is that applying the coating to meet recognized International Standards, making the management of the process easier for the customer can unlock an array of additional commercial advantages for the Client.

It goes without saying that we have automated the application process and the coating tasks so that the process is as tight as possible. Quality is high and consistent, indeed we are often used as the market example of best practice and best coating. There’s the added knock on effect of these automated and streamlined processes that encourages clear thinking and consistent action from all our staff meaning that problems are pre-empted and crises avoided.

But there’s more to be gained, turning our compliance to the International Standards from a burden into a bonus. Our experience shows that enabling you to give your Clients compliant coatings, backed in all cases by documented evidence and in some cases where required life expectancy guarantees underwritten by the powder manufacturer, meeting your commercial objectives protects both your business and ours.

The Northpoint Fence Coating systems allows you to:

Save Time
By automating many of the fence coating tasks and processes means we can turn work around quickly but without the risk of inconsistent coatings being applied.

Reduce Risks
The fence coating applied meet Internationally Recognized Standards; BS 1722: Pt 16 2009 & BS EN 13438 2005 . Coating applied in the right way minimizing financial and reputation risks.

Controls Costs

For those customers who have a price list they can work out what the fence coating cost will be at the bid stage.

Future Proofing
Northpoint Ltd consistently stay at the forefront of coating technologies meaning you always get our market leading quality of coating.

Boost Productivity
By using Northpoint Ltd fence coatings you know that the fence coating will do what its designed to do. The potential for coating failure is massively reduced.

Business Growth

With Northpoint covering the detail of the fence coating, you have the time and the energy to focus on your bigger picture, developing your company.

The Northpoint fence coating advantage is all about taking away complexity and bringing you a wealth of business benefits. By bringing together our insights and innovations we simplify complexity for Fencing Manufactures

.McARTHUR.18.01.2012.C

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