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SWC Invest In Schubox System

Family run since 1989 and based in Scarborough, SWC Trade Frames is a large regional fabricator of premium quality PVCu & Aluminium windows, doors, conservatory roofs and specialist products such as vertical sash sliding windows, shaped frames and composite doors. They manufacture in excess of 1000 frames per week and supply exclusively to the Trade.






















Coating and finishing is key to SWC giving their customers colour choice and with the massive rise in painted finishes, SWC have had a new custom Schubox gas catalytic IR drying system installed in their factory.




























The new Schubox will slash drying times for both solvent and waterbased PVC and GRP coatings from multiple hours to just 45 minutes. The Schubox uses an intrinsically safe gas catalytic infra-red technology to cure the coatings very rapidly at a low temperature of 35-38c. This improves quality, reduces work in progress and means the turn-around time for sprayed product is cut dramatically.




















Rhys Richings, MD of SWC says “The Schuberts guys from start to finish were fantastic & we’ll certainly pass on our recommendations”


Chris Widdowfield, Engineer at SWC says “Had the pleasure of engaging a very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable team of installation engineers this week. A lovely job well done. Thank you Schuberts.”


For more information, email


NEW!!! Automatic GRP Door Prep Brushing Machine

Is manually prepping GRP doors taking time, lots of labour and creating dust everywhere?!

We have a new custom designed fully automatic through-feed brush prep machine. 90+% of the whole door (even the deep recesses) is mechanically prepped before your wet prep clean and then sprayed.

2 doors per minute = 200+ GRP door slab faces per day…!





















5+m/min, unique Flex-Trim brushes and some key differences from all other wood sanding machines!





























All in for £28k?! Send us an email for details…

Giardina Group Finishing With Schuberts UK

Giardina Group Finishing equipment – available in the UK through Schuberts.
















GRP, glass, PVC, wood and MDF finishing systems.

Wide automatic spray machines, roller coaters, profile finishing lines.

UV, jetted air, laminar dryers and gas catalytic infrared.

Keylite Dry In Record Time With Schubox Technology

Keylite Dry In Record Time With Schubox Technology



Keylite offer a full range of roof windows, blinds, timber loft ladders, flashings, electric operation kits and accessories and is Europe’s fastest growing roof window manufacturer.

Underpinning their 10 year warranty is a high quality coating finish and when sales volumes increased, this became a production bottleneck. Keylite turned to Schuberts for an affordable quick curing process for their waterbased coatings.

Full production trials were carried out with Keylite substrate, their own range of coatings and their production methods, in the Schubert UK Test Centre Schubox system. This proved that under real conditions, the Schubox system can more than half the drying times of their finishes.







A custom dimension Schubox was ordered and then 7 weeks later was installed in Zambrow, Poland. This Schubox employs long wave gas catalytic infrared technology via heating panel emitters.









Running at just 38-40c, it is able to accept racks of wet products and dry them properly in record time, without affecting the substrate.























Jim Blanthorne, Keylite International Operations Director, says “We are delighted with the performance of the Schubox. There have been immediate improvements in quality, cycle time and capacity. This, the latest in a series of investments, will ensure we continue to supply our range of innovative and award winning products in line with our ambitious growth plans”.
For more information on Keylite products, see


To see how the Schubox can improve your throughput and deal with that drying bottleneck, email

*NEW JOB ROLES* Projects Manager and Senior Installation Technician Required



Projects Manager For a Rapidly Growing Finishing Equipment Supplier.


We are a highly specialised, niche business, with every single installation being unique. The successful candidate not only has to have some experience in the finishing industry, but also able to manage projects within a small dynamic and rapidly growing company.

To oversee Finishing Systems projects from the onset of order placement through to completion, ensuring that work is completed to specification, on time and within budget. To be responsible for managing “project installations” while working closely with all departments, clients, onsite engineers and contractors.

To maintain accurate digital records at all times. To ensure that the correct procedures are followed as set out by the Company and implement improvements as required to ensure a positive customer installation.

The role to be based at Provincial Park (Sheffield site) and field based, certain technical/follow-up work could be carried out remotely via laptop.



  • To ensure that the company meets its customers’ expectations with regard to the delivery of its finishing equipment (manual and automatic).
  • Understand and comply with the company’s contractual obligations with suppliers and customers.
  • Manage the costs associated with the above provision.
  • Have availability to travel within the UK but also to key suppliers in Italy/Holland/Denmark.
  • To be able to draw/read/modify CAD drawings and interpret the customer requirements.
  • To have an understanding of current ATEX regulations.
  • Keep up to date on health and safety regulations.
  • Preparing RAMS and Scope of Works for individual projects.
  • Attend customer site meetings as and when required both in UK and occasionally outside UK.
  • To ensure the company operates good working practices and follows Quality Control procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability of planning, scheduling & Time Management and pass these onto suppliers and in-house engineers.
  • Understand and work to tight deadlines.
  • Liaise and plan with all other departments with regards to Fabrication and Service to ensure delivery of the project.
  • To issue clear communications and instructions to colleagues and customers alike to ensure transparency.
  • To carry out any new tasks that occur as a result of development of the department’s processes and /or as directed by the Directors.
  • To address any issues arising with an “installation” through the Non Conformance Report Register, address the issues with any personnel, implement procedures and/or corrective action.



  • Educated to college standards
  • IPAF/site safety Cards (Desirable)


Skills & Experience:-

  • Computer Literate in CAD/3D drawing suite, Office (Evidence Required)
  • Spray/Finishing/Coatings Industry Experience. (Desirable)
  • Technical Drawings.
  • Understanding of fabrication techniques of spray booths/rooms/machines/ducting.
  • Understanding Construction & Site conditions & working practices.
  • Preparing Risk Assessments & Method statements.
  • Demonstrate assertiveness when required.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety.
  • Able to work as a team player and lead small groups.
  • Able to develop relationships.
  • Able to communicate at all levels of the business.
  • Able to demonstrate and use initiative.
  • Confident Decision Maker.
  • Maintaining & improving Customer Service Levels.
  • Business Acumen (Desirable).
  • Organisational & Planning/Scheduling skills.



Job Type: Permanent


Job Location:

  • Sheffield/Barnsley/on site


Skills and Required experience:

  • Industrial Contract Management.
  • Coatings Industry/Finishing Systems.
  • Ability to travel around UK and overseas to support our agents and resellers as well as suppliers.


Required licence or certification:

  • Drivers Licence (clean)
  • IPAF (Desirable)


What we offer in return:

  • Full time, permanent contract.
  • Access to a contributory company pension scheme, employer contribution of 2%, rising to 3%
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive of annual, bank/public days)
  • A varied and exciting role within a small, rapidly expanding, fast paced supplier of bespoke finishing equipment within the U.K.


Salary: £(On application) per annum depending on experience + pool vehicle for business use, laptop, phone and expenses. Company pension also available.


Application Process:

Please submit CV and written application by email to outlining what you feel you can offer us in this and/or other similar roles. To find out more about our Company please visit our company website We are an equal opportunity employer.


Strictly no agencies.






Senior Site and Installation Technician


Role Overview:

Reporting directly to the Projects Manager and Directors, this role includes working as part of a team installing finishing plant equipment throughout the UK and sometimes overseas. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing their own workload, working with installation teams whilst liaising directly with other site personal and Schuberts customers to assist and deliver projects on time.

The key to this role is experience and flexibility. Every site will be different and each installation unique. The successful candidate could be a mechanical fitter/maintenance engineer from a manufacturing environment. You could be apprentice trained or time-served and confident working on production and manufacturing finishing equipment.

This role is predominately customer site based, although office-based activities will be required, including liaising with Project Managers/Directors to ensure the successful completion of Customer requirements from placement of order right through to commissioning. Other duties involved within this role are outlined below.


Main Duties will include:

  • Install spray booths, enclosures, gas IR ovens, automatic spray lines, overhead conveyors.
  • Project plan, utilising the necessary resources as required.
  • Read and Interpret CAD drawings.
  • Using various hand and pneumatic tools, to carry out routine daily tasks.
  • Working on various sites, including MOD, wood, metal, glass, aerospace and plastic processing sites.
  • Servicing existing installations (airflow tests, gas pressure checks etc)


Skills & Experience Required:

  • Possess 2 or more years’ experience installing finishing plant equipment.
  • Able to understand engineering assembly drawings.
  • IPAF/FLT/MWEPS certificates.
  • Gas safe certification would be an advantage.
  • Adhere to health and safety standards.
  • An understanding of fabrication techniques, assembly and modifications.
  • Must possess a clean UK driving licence and be prepared to travel, stay overnight and occasional work abroad.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, whilst able to work equally well using your own initiative or as part of small skilled teams.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
  • Possess strong customer relation skills as this role requires interaction with a variety of key stakeholders including colleagues and customers.
  • Be enthusiastic, analytical and possess a methodical approach towards your work.
  • Attention to detail and quality is paramount, with a continuous improvement mind-set.


What we offer in return:

  • Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience. Starting salary is £(On application)
  • Full time, permanent contract.
  • Access to a contributory company pension scheme, employer contribution of 2%, rising to 3%
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive of annual, bank/public days)
  • A varied and exciting role within a small, rapidly expanding, fast paced supplier of bespoke finishing equipment within the U.K.


Application Process:

Please submit CV and written application by email to outlining what you feel you can offer us in this and/or other similar roles. To find out more about our Company please visit our company website We are an equal opportunity employer.


Strictly no agencies.

Finishing Touch at Cardinal












Cardinal have just taken delivery of a state-of-the-art Schubert finishing system for all of their joinery production.

The Cardinal Group has over 30 years experience in Designing, manufacturing and installing retail and commercial interiors in the UK and globally. The group operates from approximately 500,000 square feet of production and logistics space.  Cardinal provide a complete turnkey solution incorporating product design, space planning, manufacture, logistics, installation and project management.
Along with extensive manufacturing ability in the UK, Cardinal ltd also offer cost efficiencies via their China company and global supply chain.












The new Schuberts system combines a fully enclosed 10m wide x 7m deep spray shop, filtered air input, adjustable divider panels and fully ATEX rated motors/fans etc for both solvent and water based range of coatings.












A new control system on the spray shop means that all fans on the input side and extract side are inverter driven, ramp up and down automatically and maintain a perfectly clean spray zone, without any solvent vapour escaping into the factory.












Custom fans and ducting was required due to roof heights, extended ducting lengths and the fact that the flap cowls had to finish some 5.5m above roof ridge height (!). Pulleys and belts were changed on the drives, ducting was flanged and increased to 810mm dia, oversized guy wires, extra strengthening to the roof was done – all to deal with the extra weights and loads of the ducting.












The spray shop is illuminated with both roof and wall skywhite blue/white lighting sets. This gives a pure, flicker-free light, essential for colour matching and for the sprayer to spot imperfections inside the paint that can derive from the mixing process on 2k systems.


The Schubox drying system is manufactured to custom dimensions, specified by the client. 3850mm wide x 5480mm long, fitted with three flameless catalytic gas heaters. Drying time inside the Schubox is between 20 mins for high solids AC and one hour for high build 2k PU.












A separate paint mix room was installed for the safe intermediate storage, weighing and mixing of coatings. A bunded floor catches all spills and twin doors allow easy access through into the spray shop directly.


To see how Schuberts can supply your own custom finishing system, email


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Belned Cure Their Problems With A Custom Schubox








BelNed bv was founded in 1978 and produces glass products in the window industry, glaziers, painters and contractors throughout the Netherlands.


BelNed produces various items in house: glazing bars , air vents , aluminum sashes and pane frames. They provide sealants and caulking guns , all kinds of glazing tape , glass cutters and some cleaning products for the glass sectors.


Along with their long-standing Dutch finishing partner, LTI Bv, Schuberts have just installed a custom built Schubox to dry and cure a long-standing bottleneck at Belned – drying waterbased coatings!












Once vacuum coated, the products are loaded onto large drying trolleys and pushed into the Schubox for rapid drying.












The Schubox is 6800mm wide x 2750mm high x 8000mm long and fitted with 5 x gas catalytic infrared emitters.  The we fit infrared panels into Schubox is key to the quick drying at low temperatures. For this installation, the Schubox is running at just 35-38c and cures the waterbased coatings in 20-30 minutes.

Air is provided by means of inverter driven floor fans, that can be angled and accurately controlled to get the quickest drying times.












For more information on Schubox systems for the Benelux markets, contact LTI Bv at and











Nawrocki Group, Poland, Cure Finishing Bottleneck With Schuberts

Along with their Polish agent, Artech, Schuberts have just installed a new custom built dual-use finishing system for Nawrocki Group, Bochnia.LOGO Nawrocki Group











The Nawrocki Furniture Company was founded in 1991 and has grown to be one of Poland’s largest and highest quality manufacturers of furniture, bar fit-out and bath pods.

In its first years, it was dedicated to manufacturing single pieces of home furniture for retail clients. It took only a decade for the company’s portfolio to change, as implementation of interior furnishing for public buildings, such as hotels, restaurants, banks, office buildings became its dominant element.












Production abilities of the company, which was capable of manufacturing furniture that reached the standard of both two and five star hotels, made the investors from hotel branch a main target group of F.M. Nawrocki.

Numerous implementations throughout the whole Poland left the way clear for the services expansion into French market in 2002. High aesthetic and functional standard of furniture, foolproof logistics of the business and the knowledge of French legislation were the reasons why in 2005 The Nawrocki Group Company was awarded with The Silver Medal for The Best Service offered on French market, given by Polish Trade Organization.

By 2015, F. M. Nawrocki have furnished over 200 high standard hotel buildings in the whole of Europe (including 150 hotels in nearly 100 French cities), obtained regular references from Orbis hotel chain and successfully intensified its services on Anglophone markets.

The sister company Nawrocki SDB was founded in 2013 and it is the business based on manufacturing and installing prefabricated bathroom pods using wood and GRP substrates.


One of the bottlenecks of such successful and rapid growth was the spray processing and finishing of furniture and GRP bath pods. Drying times, variation in ambient temperatures, types of specialist paints and lacquers etc, all contributed to a complex and unique production request.

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With the Nawrocki production being split between both flat panel and 3D carcass production lines, they needed a flexible high-volume system capable of meeting the very highest quality levels of finishing.












Thankfully, after analysing the problems, running tests at another Polish customer, Schuberts had the answers!












A dedicated flash-off zone was designed to not only take wet product from the manual spray shop, but also to accept, via a special outfeed conveyor, wet product from an automatic panel spray machine.












This dual-use installation not only means that high volumes of product can be coated and cured in record time, but the quality is kept to its absolute maximum.

Once the product had ‘flashed-off’ the trolleys and carcasses are loaded into a Schubox gas catalytic IR curing system at 40c for around 30 mins.












After drying inside the Schubox, the products are removed, either de-nibbed for the next coat or sent directly to packaging.


What used to take 3 days, now takes hours….!


For more information on finishing systems, manual and automatic, email or for Poland email



Services and Trade Interiors and Contracting, Oman, High Gloss Systems Installed

A new Schuberts double installation has just been commissioned in Muscat, Oman.


This installation was designed for two separate finishing systems within the manufacturing site in Ruwi, Muscat.


Phase 1 featured ATEX rated open spray booths and custom ducting to atmosphere. These booths were fitted with Andreae high efficiency double layer filters. These open booths are used for primers, base coats, stains and satin finishes on GRP, glass, wood and plastic.


Phase 2 was a large complete water-wash stainless steel installation for solvent based gloss product onto wood, GRP and glass substrates.

The 6000mm x 7000mm spray enclosure has a double filtration system for the air into the spray zone. Firstly, air from outside the factory was filtered by an existing air handling system and then the air undergoes a further cleaning through capture and hold air input filters on top of the Schubert spray enclosure.


The paints and lacquers can be applied by up to 3 sprayers working on rotating tables, against a full water-wash extraction system. A cascade of water takes away the overspray with recirculated water flow into a base hopper tank for overspray capture. This system has a high capacity recirculated water flow with fresh water top-up system, allowing increased flow to the scrubber nozzles, whilst minimising the volume of water inside the water wash spray booth.



Lighting is provided by roof and wall 1000 lux blue/white flicker free sky-white lighting systems. This is the closest to natural light and perfect for the spray application of clear coats and pigmented paints onto a variety of substrates, including solid wood, veneers and glass.


All intermediate storage of paint tins is inside a special paint mix room, adjoining the spray enclosure. This features a bunded floor, ATEX lighting, ATEX heating and permanent extraction to atmosphere via an ATEX rated fan set and ducting. Also this paint kitchen features explosion relief panels and twin personnel doors for emergency escape routes.

Once sprayed inside the spray shop enclosure, the wet racks of product are transferred into a 12,000mm x 3000mm flash-off zone. This area is to allow the solvent vapours to ‘flash’ prior to being force cured in the Schubox drying system. The flash-off zone is fitted with filtered air input to ensure a clean zone. There are low level, full-length, extraction chambers, ATEX fans and ducting into the Schubox for oxidisation.


After flash-off (5 mins for water based, 10 mins for acid catalysed and 40 mins for high gloss PU), the products are placed inside the Schubox for drying and curing. The Schubox is a long-wave, gas catalytic infra red drying system, designed to run at low temperatures and cure wet coatings very quickly. This Schubox in Oman, runs at 40c and cures solvent polyurethanes in 45 minutes (compared to 2 days in the past!). The Schubox has filtered air input, air movement, full stainless steel construction and custom made infeed and outfeed doors.



For more information on high gloss finishing systems for wood and glass, spray booths, rapid drying and all Schubert systems, email