Glazerite invests circa £1m into its operations


Leaders of Glazerite UK Group are planning for growth, having invested nearly £1m at three of the firm’s sites. The trade fabricator’s north west division is to welcome new manufacturing equipment in the first half of this year, enabling the Bolton-based site to increase capacity and further improve on capability and quality for its installer customers.

The new investment includes a Pertici V-Notch saw, a Pertici double-head mitre saw and a Stuga ZX5S sawing and machining centre. Glazerite’s Midlands division in Wellingborough is set to benefit from a new DIGI-X Auto bead saw and an Urban corner cleaner while the fabricator’s Peterborough-based east division is to receive a Pertici double-head mitre saw for use on its Halo portfolio.

“By adding more machinery and replacing older equipment, we’re able to increase capacity and improve flexibility across our operations, which will ultimately benefit our customers,” said Darren Rhodes, managing director at Glazerite North West. “The new Stuga ZX5S will increase capacity by a third while the Pertici double-head mitre saws allow for greater accuracy and removes manual processes. Our new equipment will give us better control, accuracy in use, and increased capacity while improving quality for our installers.”

The Glazerite team also has plans to enhance its fleet of delivery vehicles this year, and continues to invest in people: a management training programme for its workforce is about to be rolled out, they say. As part of the business’ environmental strategy, the team working for the fabricator is also focused on reducing waste across the group. Initiatives are being driven in parallel with Glazerite’s lean manufacturing approach to improve consistency, quality and operational efficiencies.

“Our investment programme underlines our ambitions and continues in spite of the backdrop of rising prices and escalating raw material and labour costs,” added Darren. “Glazerite is in it for the long haul; that means we’ll continue to pour investment into our operations so that we can provide our customers with the highest quality products and exceptional service they need to succeed in their own markets.”

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