Two new members for national group

National Glass Group (NGG) has welcomed two new members in the form of Crystal Units based in the south east and Ecoglass situated in East Anglia.

Collective member turnover for National Glass Group (NGG) is now in excess of £90 million, double that of 2016 and making it the largest glass group in the UK, providing purchasing power, operational resilience and national reach.

Despite the scale of the group, all members retain the agility and personal attention from being owner managed, independent businesses, its founders said.

Crystal Units was established in 1994 and operates from its facility in north eest London, serving the south east of England in both commercial and domestic markets, while the heritage of Ecoglass stretches back to 1949 from its base in Norwich.

NGG represents Clayton Glass, Custom Glass and Northern Express Glass, Nova Group, Romag, and Supaseal Glass and is the only organisation of its kind in the UK.

Collectively the members employ more than 800 people across 12 sites, boasts annual purchases exceeding £30 million, making it the largest independent buyer of sheet glass in the UK.

NGG also looks to promote operational best practice, and shares the value created by collaboration, fairly among the members. The addition of Crystal Units and Ecoglass move the group significantly closer to its goal of representing 25% of flat glass purchases in the UK, achieved through organic growth of the members and through the introduction of new companies to the organisation.

Ryan Green, co-director of NGG, said: “A key principle of the group is that we maintain the high quality and ethos as we grow, by ensuring the new members are independent, financially strong and excel through operational quality and service. The collective group now service the entire UK, operating in both commercial and domestic markets, along with niche products and markets.”