Decade of manufacturing

Edgetech is celebrating a decade of manufacturing at its UK headquarters in Coventry.

Launched in 2007 after a £2.5 million investment, the site became the UK’s first dedicated warm edge technology manufacturing facility, serving as Edgetech UK’s main base during a decade of change.

In 2008, further investment saw the company double its capacity in response to demand and, after three more years of growth, Edgetech was acquired by building products giant Quanex.

Soon after, Quanex merged Edgetech with their existing spacer company Truseal to become the largest warm edge manufacturer in the world, producing 300 million metres of spacer every year.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be celebrating ten years of manufacturing in Coventry,” Chris Alderson, Edgetech UK’s managing director. said. “In that time we’ve come a long way – launching some fantastic new products, and continuing to be the driving force for energy efficient glazing. Now though, we want to focus on what we do best: warm edge spacer bars.

“Thirty years on from when we launched Super Spacer, the world’s first flexible foam warm edge spacer bar, we still offer the best choice, the most versatility and the most outstanding performance of any manufacturer in the industry. From heritage to high rise, flexible to rigid, we manufacture best-in-class products to suit every context and application – and in the decade ahead, it’s our aim to make the world’s leading spacers even better.

“We’ll be inviting friends throughout the industry to Coventry for an official 10-year anniversary event later in the year. We can’t wait to mark everything we’ve achieved here in the past ten years, and look forward to sharing our vision of what the next ten will bring.”