Glass Systems invests in greater capacity

Glass Systems has purchased a detached, self-contained factory close to its current site in Peterborough.

The site in Peterborough manufactures and delivers IGUs to window installers and producers in and around the East of England. Glass Systems says that its latest investment will enable the company to increase production capacity to 24,000 IGUs per week.

The new site will also enable Glass Systems to integrate existing machinery as well as introduce new machinery, reducing its energy consumption and carbon footprint, as part of plans to grow as a sustainable business.

The new 69,000ft2 factory will increase Glass Systems in Peterborough’s operational capacity by 40%.

The new production space will be fitted out with nearly new equipment from the current site at Peterborough and from Wales. Glass Systems will also purchase a new Glaston furnace which will reportedly help to reduce energy costs.

The ground floor also offers a working space which will be used to set up stations for Georgian bar preparation, lead, and stain application.

Glass Systems says that it is planning to relocate from the current factory to the new one towards the end of this year.