PVCU sales up 22%

Merlin Network (Scotland)’s sales and operations director Colin Torley.
Merlin Network (Scotland)’s sales and operations director Colin Torley.

Sales of PVCU windows are at record levels following a 22% increase in turnover at Merlin Network (Scotland), the company has announced.

Merlin, part of the Saveheat Group, now plans further market expansion with a £220,000 investment at its manufacturing facility in Dalgety Bay, Fife. The company’s main market is Scotland.

“We have benefited from strong sales with our existing customers, while adding new customers too,” sales and operations director Colin Torley said.

“There has been strong growth in the new-build market. In particular, sales of the Fully Reversible Window have been promising. Following the signing of a sole supplier agreement for Scotland with Prefix Systems, we have grown the business in the warm roof and conservatory roof markets.”

Merlin will install a new six-head welding machine, Urban AKS6610/6, and create a showroom.

“The purchase of a six-head welding machine is the company’s largest ever single investment,” Colin said. “Merlin Network (Scotland) has always been at the forefront of market-leading technology and our latest investment in high-quality machinery will increase capacity, as well as ensuring that our customers continue to receive high quality products.”

The sales results and investment details were revealed almost one year on from the formation of the Saveheat Group, following last year’s acquisition of Merlin Network (Scotland). The newly formed group also comprises Saveheat Glass, Blairs Aluminium Systems, and Blairs Timber Windows.