You can now see our new Innovation and Test Centre in Toulouse at first hand. Take a look at our latest video which shows testing and product development in progress ►
In-house R&D Facility
Following an investment of £1.8m, Technal now has a highly sustainable technical centre for the research, development and testing of its aluminium façade products.
Located in Toulouse, the 1,600m² technical centre provides workshops for prototyping and assembly, testing laboratories, an electronics laboratory, showroom, equipment rooms, offices, and meeting rooms.
State-of-the-art Test Rigs
The building is equipped with three test rigs to assess air, wind and water resistance in line with the latest European standards, for windows up to 4m by 4m, and curtain walling up to 6m by 8m. There is also a unit to carry out mechanical tests for strength and resistance.
Minimising Environmental Impact
The centre was designed to minimise impact on the environment and carbon emissions. Energy consumption is expected to be as low as 45kWh/m² per year – exceeding Building Regulations requirements by more than 50 per cent.
The building’s sustainable features include:
Technal remains committed to innovation, reinforcing its position as a market leader in façade technology. The new centre will provide a focus for its Europe-wide R&D activities, and ongoing product development programmes.
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