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GGP January 2015

Reference Case: Northern Express Glass (NEG) Bigger bed, bigger capacity – far better quality Northern Express Glass stays unrivalled with Glaston FC500™ For over 20 years, Northern Express Glass (NEG) has enjoyed controlled growth in its home region of Lancashire, England. The family owned and run company is most appreciated by its customers for offering quality at a competitive price. Until now, Glaston furnaces have been an aspiration for the company. As part of its latest investment, though, NEG has purchased the Glaston FC500™ tempering furnace to enable it to meet its ambitious expansion plans in the upcoming years. Always aspired to buy Glaston “Now we have made the decision to invest in our first Glaston furnace,” says Paul with pride. “The Glaston FC500™ will be installed in December 2014 and fully commissioned by the end of January 2015”. This furnace will be an addition to two existing machines and provide greater capacity than both of the other 2 furnaces together. Moreover, the FC500™ will consume a much lower amount of energy. “We have always aspired to buy a Glaston furnace. Earlier, we purchased the cheaper imitations that served their purpose well for us at the time. Still, the quality and The NEG philosophy has always been to maintain the highest levels of service, design, quality and manufacture. NEG started out in a former ship chandler warehouse producing double-glazed glass units for the local area. Over the past two decades, the company has moved twice to meet the increased demand and output needs of the decorative glass market. Today, NEG and its sister company Clayton Glass are one of the North of England’s leading independent insulated glass unit and conservatory roof glass (Smart Glass) manufacturers with a full-time staff of over 300. “When we began, we were one of the only companies to fulfill the strict UK regulations for the glass processing industry. Therefore, we were recognized and certified,” Paul Williams, one of the three directors at NEG, explains. “This helped us get started and grow our customer base. Additionally, our business was driven by our desire to provide quality products at a competitive price.” In fact, the NEG philosophy has always been to maintain the highest levels of service, design, quality and manufacture. And by closely following the technical advances in the glass manufacturing industry, the company has stayed at the forefront in their chosen segment. NEG invested in a purpose-built furnace two years ago and has now recently invested in a new roof factory to house it. Today, NEG and its sister company Clayton Glass are one of the North of England’s leading independent insulated glass unit and conservatory roof glass (Smart Glass) manufacturers with a full-time staff of over 300. “Glaston treated us superbly throughout the negotiations. Everything was clear and precise. They knew where we want to take our business.“


GGP January 2015
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