The place to visit

The flat glass industry is throwing its weight behind FIT Show’s newest event feature, with a number of key brands signing up for Visit Glass in recent weeks.

Dubbed FIT Show’s ‘show within a show’, Visit Glass is new for 2019 and will provide a dedicated area for the UK’s rapidly expanding flat glass sector, showcasing both products and machinery.

Leading brands to have signed up for the inaugural event include the likes of Hird, Bohle, Saint-Gobain and Intermac, which have all taken prominent stands on the floor plan.

Intermac was the first machinery brand to sign up to Visit Glass and will showcase its latest machinery in float and laminate glass processing.

One of the latest companies to sign up is Lambert GT Services. The Birmingham-based company, which specialises in supplying new and used glass machinery, has operated for over 20 years and exhibited at FIT Show every year since it launched in 2013.

Lambert GT Services’ MD Peter Lambert said: “Events like Visit Glass provide our sector with a platform to showcase the very best that flat glass has to offer. With so many key members of the supply chain under one roof across the three days, it was a no brainer for us to exhibit again in 2019.”

FIT Show event director Nickie West said: “The growth potential for the UK flat glass industry is huge and we needed to reflect this in our offering for FIT Show by introducing a dedicated area for brands that operate within the sector. The addition of Visit Glass is further demonstration of our commitment to broaden the appeal of FIT Show.”

FIT Show 2019 will take place at the NEC Birmingham from May 21 to 23, and will feature up to 300 exhibitors from across the window, door, conservatory and glass industry.