Following the success of the Zurfiz by BA door launch last year, BA Components have decided to add a new colour to the range, increasing the colours available to 21. Metallic Blue Acrylic will further compliment the range and increase choice well above anything currently offered in the UK & Irish marketplace from any door supplier.
BA who have just returned from Sicam in Italy where they exhibited very successfully generating great interest from many marketplaces throughout the world, are constantly seeking to improve their ranges by listening and reacting to customer demands, and market trends and believe this colour completes a stunning range with real panache.
New colour will be available to order early December.
Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team put in a dominant display at Bishopscourt short circuit in Downpatrick N.Ireland on Saturday when they blitzed the opposition in the two Supertwin races at the annual Sunflower Trophy meeting. With Jeremy McWilliams and Jamie Hamilton joining Ryan on the ER6 650cc machines, the trio were never headed and completed a stunning 1-2-3 in both races as Hamilton and McWilliams took the race wins.
With mixed weather conditions at the 2.136 mile International circuit, McWilliams was having his first ever outing on the bike and having missed practice on Friday, 5 laps in morning warm-up enabled him to start the first 9-lap race from the back of the grid although he soon tore his way through the field. However, whilst he climbed his way up to third, it was Hamilton who set the pace at the head of the field and it was he who took the chequered flag by 4.4s from Farquhar who once again proved he’s not just a road racer and put in an accomplished short circuit performance.
The second 9-lap race later in the day saw the three riders run in flying team formation in the leading three positions with former GP winner McWilliams, getting more and more used to the bike with each and every lap, and Hamilton exchanging the lead on numerous occasions. Farquhar sat behind in third, just a couple of seconds adrift, as the leading duo broke and re-broke the lap record and it was McWilliams who ultimately got the verdict, taking the win over Hamilton by just 0.7s. Farquhar took a comfortable third as McWilliams had the honour of setting a new lap record at 1m30.138s.
Hamilton also rode the team’s ZX-10R Superstock bike to 4th in the opening Superbike race and 8th in the feature Sunflower Trophy event.
Speaking afterwards, a delighted Farquhar said: “It’s been a superb day for the team and to take a 1-2-3 in each of the Supertwins races was simply superb and a terrific way for us to end the season. It’s a huge achievement to get all 3 bikes in the top 3, not once but twice so it really couldn’t have gone any better. I’d spoken to Jeremy back in January when we were riding in the Classic Festival in Australia and he said he’d like to have a go on one of the Supertwins so when the opportunity arose to ride at the Sunflower he took it. He had to miss the practice on Friday due to other commitments but the 5 laps in the morning meant he could start the races and he showed his class with two great rides, including the win and the lap record. He can still ride a bike that’s for sure and there’s a good possibility that he’ll be out on the bike again sometime in the future.”
“Jamie again showed how good he is and I’m really looking forward to working with him on a more regular basis in 2012. The Supertwin bike really suits him but he impressed on the big bike too. It was his first time on the bike and we were testing a few bits and pieces but he showed what he can do with a good 4th in the first race and 8th in the Sunflower was no mean feat given he’d started from the back row of the grid. Overall, I’m simply delighted with how the day went and I’d just like to thank everyone in the team for making it all happen and also Jeremy and Jamie for being a pleasure to work with.”
Pictures by Stephen Davison (Pacemaker Press International) and Derek Clegg
The Sicam Furniture Fair will open its doors in Pordenone, Northern Italy on Wednesday 19th October.
The show will run for four days and attract visitors from all over Europe and beyond. With over 540 exhibitors showing their products in 9 halls totalling more than 30,000 square metres of exhibition space, it promises to be a show to remember.
The exhibition team from BA Components are looking forward to showing their products, processes and procedures to many interested parties, both existing customers and those with an interest in doing business with BA for the first time.
BA will be exhibiting their products under 8 themes or groups, all relevant to the current portfolio of product and services offered from both our Doncaster and Cookstown sites.
Visitors will be able to see details of; 3D Pressed doors & components, 3D Curved components, Acrylic faced doors, Sliding doors & systems, 5 piece doors including in-frame, wrapped profiles, componentry and BA’s new development, Flat panel lamination.
With many appointments to meet visitors already arranged, and an increasing interest in the BA product portfolio this years Sicam promises to be a real opportunity to cement current relationships and open a new door to Europe.
In recognition of a market where delivery turn around times are becoming more critical and reflecting our customers’ needs, BA Components have invested over £500,000 in a fully integrated ERP system for both the Cookstown and Doncaster factories to dramatically cut lead times and improve customer service.
From January 2012 the turn around time for Bella and Zurfiz orders at Cookstown will be within 7 working days from order to despatch with a next day delivery to our customer’s premises. From this time most goods will be sent order by order rather than being grouped, thus avoiding any undue delays within the despatch process.
In the meantime; from now through to this changeover in January, despatch of Bella and Zurfiz products from Cookstown will be cut from its present 11 to 14 days to much faster 6 to 10 days.
If an urgent order is required sooner than this, please contact our Customer Service Team and they will try to accommodate you where possible.
We believe this substantial investment in customer service and the resulting fast product turn around will allow all Bella and Zurfiz dealers an opportunity to be even more competitive in a difficult marketplace.
This is further evidence of the support we give to our dealer network and yet another reason to supply the By-BA Brands.