Cube Glass makes plans for major expansion

Glass and aluminium specialist, Cube Glass, says it is set to almost double the size of its premises in Cumbernauld’s Tannoch Place with the purchase of its 4,200ft2 factory unit from landlord, Ashtenne, and submission of a planning application to build a 3,800ft2 factory extension. The acquisition also includes enough land to build another 1,700ft2 unit for further expansion if and when required.

Gary Thorn, Cube Glass founder and managing director, said: “A positive response from North Lanarkshire Council to our planning application will result in our building a much-needed extension which will permit us to get closer to fulfilling our company’s potential.

“The additional space should deliver a 20% rise in turnover since we will be able to bid for larger aluminium curtain walling jobs with higher contract values. We will also be buying a couple of large CNC machines to carry-out this anticipated additional work.

“In addition, with this increased capacity we will be able to meet customer demand for these bigger jobs which, in turn, secures the jobs of our existing workforce. A further spinoff will be the creation of up to four new jobs, including a couple of apprentices. We hope, again subject to planning consent, to be in a position to move into the new extension by the end of 2020.”

Cube Glass is said to have established a presence in sectors such as education health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes. A cascade of recent six-figure contracts has reportedly placed the manufacturer and installer on track for another record year of sales and profits.

The company focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass.

With record sales this year of around £2.75m, it has 14 employees. Around 80% of the company’s sales are said to be made to major companies such as Hilton Hotels, the Ministry of Defence, Arnold Clark, Morris and Spottiswood and Clark Contracts.