Fortune Shading introduces a sleek outdoor patio product

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Fortune Shading is a company which first entered the Thai marketplace just four years ago, but it already has had an impact in providing ideal solutions for houses, condos and businesses when it comes to reducing the impact of the tropical sun.

Modern technology in the shape of smart phones, LED screens, and devices which can ‘talk’ to each other have had an enormous impact on the ability of businesses of all types to offer advanced products which were unheard of just a decade or less ago.

The company is a member of the Germany-based heicko-east group and its Thai plant is located in Samut Prakarn province, not far from Suvarnabhumi international airport, in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone.

The parent company, heicko-east GmbH, is one of the leading suppliers of fasteners, motors and accessories for the uPVC window industry in Germany and has been operational for more than 45 years.

Management of the Thailand firm is Finnish and employs just over 20 people. Fortune Shading has its own quality control and warranty service for all heicko brand motors sold in Asia, which is especially convenient for customers living in Thailand.

Fortune Shading’s most recent product launch involves a motorized cassette awning, made to European standards. A cassette awning is an enclosed awning where the shaft, fabric and arms are completely protected and stored in a closed oval shaped cassette when retracted. This cassette awning sits elegantly on the wall and despite its sleek looks and minimal appearance it is capable of covering patios of up to six metres in width with a projection reach of three metres. Built-in LED lighting is also available with the cassette awning, thereby making a patio more inviting even after the sun goes down.

The cassette awning is powered by heicko awning motor technology which ensures reliable usage for years to come. Operating the awning (and lights) can be done via remote control and/or via the heicko e-smart home app. The cassette awning can even be fully automated with a timer function, sun sensor or wind sensor. For added safety, the awning can be also operated manually by a hand crank, in case of a power failure.

After years of testing in Asia and Europe the company has created a completely self-sufficient solar powered shading system which doesn’t require any electrical wiring. This means customers can easily switch from a conventional shading system to a motorized system without any need to modify or upgrade their existing electrical wiring.

The shading can even be fully automated with a timer function and/or sun sensor.

Operating can be done via remote control and/or via the heicko e-smart home app.
For external shading, such as awnings, the same principles apply with a variety of styles suitable for most potential customers.

As the company notes, ‘when properly installed, window shades are one of the simplest and most effective ways to save energy.’

The company offers a five-year warranty on the workmanship and reliability of their products, which can be viewed at their website www.fortune-shading.com