New showroom

Rugby-based Glass Machinery Solutions (GMS) has moved to larger premises and opened its new Showroom and Technology Centre thanks to £240,000 funding from Santander Corporate and Commercial. 

Founded in 2010 by Richard Gerrard and Paul Goodman, GMS is an official distributor for Bavelloni, Glaston, Forvet, Hoaf, Techni Waterjet, Dip-tech and Forza G.

The firm holds exclusivity agreements with its manufacturing partners, with GMS undertaking the sourcing, installation and servicing of all supplied machines to its UK and Irish client base. GMS has seen revenues grow 49% across the two-year period to the end of full year 2015. 

With the funding from Santander helping renovate and develop its new property, including the purchase of additional machinery and the new showroom, GMS hosted its first open days in May. The fully functional demonstration centre will allow the business to offer open days, machine demonstrations, training courses, and in-house machinery refurbishments.

Paul Goodman, director at Glass Machinery Solutions, said: “The business is now firmly established in our core markets and the time is right to invest for growth. We believe GMS can capitalise on the strong momentum it has developed and expand further, particularly as demand for our services is at a record high. We have been extremely impressed with the levels of service and professionalism from Santander and the support we have received has most certainly been instrumental in helping us achieve our goal of having the first fully operational glass processing showroom in the UK.”