Dedicated ‘specials’ factory

The Glazerite UK Group has completed the latest phase of its expansion programme with a step-up to a 30,000ft2 ‘special products’ plant, with plans already underway for the next phase.

The company’s vertical sliders, Residence Collection products, and the Veka Imagine bifold, patio and flush doors will all be made in the factory by a specially trained fabrication team with its own dedicated management and quality control systems.

The new unit, close to Glazerite’s Wellingborough HQ, is more than twice the size of its original specials factory opened in 2014.

“These are all specialist products,” said group director Jason Thompson, “so they deserve specialist attention, both in the technology of the manufacturing processes and in the skills of the people involved at all levels.

“The fact that we have outgrown the original specials factory in less than three years shows how not only the range but also the volume of demand for these products has grown in that short time. By adding this very spacious new factory, we are not only showing our commitment to the future growth of these products but also adding ample capacity to give the same attention to whatever future trends have yet to emerge.”

The launch of the new unit also gives Glazerite a fourth specific production centre, along with Halo fabrication at Glazerite East, the former City Beads factory in Peterborough acquired by the Group last year, and its mainstream Veka production at Wellingborough and Bolton.

The second phase of development at the Wellingborough site, which will include a showroom and training facility as well as a trade counter to serve its local customer base, is due to be completed early in 2018.