Done deal

Emplas has acquired insulated glazed unit and glass processing business, Padiham Glass.

With immediate effect, it becomes part of the Emplas Group of businesses, purchased by the fabricator to guarantee the integrity of its IGU supply chain.

Ryan Johnson, managing director of Emplas said that the agreement would allow Emplas to deliver a better service and higher levels of product quality to its installer base, but ultimately keeping a firmer grasp on Emplas’ supply chain going forward.

“With significant changes in the glass sector and continued consolidation in the IGU supply chain we have taken the strategic decision to acquire Padiham Glass. This will give Emplas greater control of our IGU supply”, he said.

“Our purchase of Padiham Glass means that we will be able to not only guarantee the integrity of our own supply chain but also that of its’ existing customers.”

It means that all glazed units supplied by Emplas move to Saint-Gobain’s Planitherm range with immediate effect.

Manufacturing more than 10,000 IGU’s a week, pre-existing supply agreements between Padiham Glass and its existing customer base remain unaffected by the acquisition.

Padiham Glass will also continue to be run by its existing management team as led by its managing director and sales directors Anthony and Wes Clarkson.