Glazing acquisition

Emplas has acquired insulated glazed unit and glass processing business, Padiham Glass.

Padiham Glass supplies glass and IGUs from its 45,000ft2 Lancashire manufacturing facility, and it is part of the Emplas Group of businesses with immediate effect.

Ryan Johnson, managing director of Emplas, said that the agreement would allow Emplas to deliver a better service and higher levels of product quality to its installer base, but ultimately keep a firmer grasp on its supply chain.

“With significant changes in the glass sector and continued consolidation in the IGU supply chain, we have taken the strategic decision to acquire Padiham Glass,” he said. “This will give Emplas greater control of our IGU supply.

“Our purchase of Padiham Glass means that we will be able to not only guarantee the integrity of our own supply chain but also that of its existing customers.”  

The acquisition means that all glazed units supplied by Emplas move to Saint-Gobain’s Planitherm range with immediate effect.

Padiham Glass, which manufactures more than 10,000 IGUs a week, will continue to be run by managing director and sales directors Anthony and Wes Clarkson.

Wes said: “Emplas has a fantastic reputation for quality, customer service, support and innovation within the glazing industry. Most importantly, however, it is a family-owned and run business and shares our values and vision for long-term investment and growth.”