Established in 1970, John Fredericks Plastics have been a close customer partner of MACO UK for the last 16 years. Their focus to provide their loyal customer base with innovative products and services underpins their respected reputation. The company’s management team attribute the company’s longevity and enviable growth to its focus upon quality, delivery and innovation. MACO have built their customer base using these values and by using only the highest Austrian manufacturing methods and materials, designing and creating secure window and door hardware to provide the industry with long life products that exceed industry standards. No cheap ‘me too’ alternatives that seem to flood the market causing all parties a lifelong hassle of product failure, be it through poor quality or not living up to claims regarding their burglary attack properties.


John Fredericks Managing Director Steve Darkins & Production Director Alan Barnard with MACO’s Kevin Whiting Managing Director, Andy Omand, Sales and Marketing Manager, Craig Bryant Product, Services and Innovation Manager and Gareth Turner Area Sales Manager NE

MACO therefore seemed an obvious choice for John Frederick’s Plastics looking for a reliable and competent partner to supply casement products. Their decision has been further enhanced by registration to MACO’s ever popular MACO Secure scheme. The scheme guarantees to pay back the homeowner’s insurance excess in the unlikely event of a break-in through a window fitted with MACO hardware. John Fredericks Plastics have been using the MACO MK1 shootbolt espagnolette for the last sixteen years and recently decided to commit to the new MACO M-SPAG, a telescopic shootbolt espagnolette system which was one of the many highlights at this year’s FiT Show in Telford in April.

The new M-SPAG telescopic shootbolt provides numerous benefits for the Fabricator including its new streamlined design, only 4 sizes covering a size range of 320mm to 1500mm. The M-SPAG comes in new purpose made packaging designed to increase stability and ease of use. The cigarette style end opening of the box also shows a QR Code and bar code with can be used to create future orders or source more information about the product. The modular system means that many window styles can be achieved from one product including casement, French casement, top hung windows and low handle height windows for disabled access etc. It comes with a ten year product warranty and is included as part of the MACO Secure scheme. A product designed for the UK and performance tested to European Industry standards the M-SPAG telescopic shootbolt espagnolette has been created by listening to Fabricators like John Fredericks Plastics. 

Whatever you need from your manufacturer, John Fredericks is there to help. If you’re in the market for a new fabricator or have been impressed with John Fredericks and their wider range of high quality PVCu products, call 01422 314100, email sales or catch them on Twitter:@jfplastics or @NewbuildsNo1