Collaboration delivers award-winning window system

"AmesburyTruth was the clear choice when our design team was looking for the right strategic partner, given their deep expertise, breadth of differentiated portfolio, and ability to leverage Giesse’s Euro groove solutions.

We collaboratively designed the right solution to complement the performance of our Opticore Technology resulting in the creation of our award-winning window systems.”

Dave Harrell

Director of Product Development, Quaker Windows

Quaker Windows & Doors, a leading US manufacturer of residential and commercial windows and doors, approached AmesburyTruth to be a strategic development partner for a revolutionary new series of windows that would feature Quaker’s patented OptiCore® technology.

OptiCore’s architecturally enhanced aluminium frame design delivers industry- leading structural, thermal and sound performance.

Quaker wanted to use AmesburyTruth’s Contour™ commercial casement and awning window hardware system, due to its superior load carrying capacity and operating leverage for ease of operation. However, they also wanted to leverage Euro groove technology to enable the hardware to be quickly and accurately installed in the window with the flexibility to adjust in the factory or the field, while also providing the right structural performance.

AmesburyTruth introduced Giesse’s Euro groove system to Quaker and then collaborated with Quaker to design and integrate this technology into their luxury CityLine and TimberLine window ranges. The resulting solution uses the AmesburyTruth Contour™ commercial casement hardware series, including modified awning operators and locks to fit to the Euro groove system, together with the Giesse CHIC concealed hinge system.

The ability to combine the strength of our AmesburyTruth and Giesse ranges to collaborate with Quaker created a unique, award winning window system that is changing the North American industry’s perception of architectural aluminium windows. This project serves as an example of the power of collaboration between Tyman divisions in developing best-in-class engineered solutions.