Glazerite expands manufacturing footprint

Rob Brearley and Rob McGlennon at Glazerite North Division
Rob Brearley and Rob McGlennon at Glazerite North Division

The Glazerite UK Group has opened up operations at its North Division in Barnsley as part of the fabricator’s ambition to secure further growth for its installers.

The purpose-built 30,000ft2 facility will focus exclusively on the production of Deceuninck 2500 and 2800 profile systems.

It follows Glazerite’s announcement earlier this year that it had welcomed Deceuninck to its portfolio, with the firm fabricating the 2500 bevelled range of casement and tilt & turn windows, and residential and French doors.

Located close to the M1 and M62, the Barnsley site, situated in Darton, is reported to have the capacity to produce more than 1,000 frames per week. Manufacturing begins in early 2024 and – according to Glazerite – will be a ‘welcome boost’ for the local area which has recently seen job losses from the Safestyle site closure in Wombwell.

Rob Brearley, Glazerite’s group managing director, said: “It’s long been our ambition to launch a manufacturing facility in Yorkshire, particularly given the number of installers and connections we work with around the region.

“Together with our North West Division in Bolton, which focuses on our Veka profile, we can offer the Deceuninck range and better support customers across the country with high-quality products.”

The new facility has also enabled Glazerite to add the Deceuninck 2800 sculptured profile to its product offering. Rob added: “Deceuninck gives our installers access to another high-quality option alongside our Veka, Halo and Residence Collection portfolio that can help them win new customers and stand out in the market.

“We’re delighted to further cement our partnership with such a renowned system house that puts delivery, performance, innovation and customer focus at the heart of everything it does.”

Rob McGlennon, managing director, Deceuninck, said: “We’re delighted to be growing our partnership with Glazerite. Their commitment to having a bespoke Deceuninck factory producing both our 2500 and 2800 ranges is great news.

It’s an exciting time for Glazerite and we are looking forward to seeing the site grow as it supports installers to realise success in their end markets.”

Glazerite is said to have gone ‘from strength to strength’ in recent years, with turnover growth of more than 25%.