Clearview Midlands November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 6

industrynews SHINING AGAIN IN Q3 WITH FIRST-EVER £5m QUARTER Glazerite Windows Ltd has returned further excellent growth figures for the third quarter of 2013, outstripping even its excellent double-digit increases in Q1 and Q2 and topping the £5million mark in a quarter for the first time in its history. The national trade fabricator gained over £948,000 year on year in the quarter, an increase of 22.7%, and just over £1million or 26.7% on Q2. Most of the glory goes to Fully-Reversibles with a remarkable 200% YoY growth, followed by Vertical Sliders, Composite Doors and In-Line Patio with 75%, 52% and 44% respectively. Growth for Glazerite also means growth for its customers, said Director Jason Thompson, with a large proportion of them showing impressive YoY increases and rewarding the fabricator with a much higher retention rate than the industry norms, as well as a number of new accounts coming on board. Sales to other fabricators, of lines they choose not to make themselves, also remain healthy. He added: “Foils are a big growth area across the whole industry and we have made sure our customers are able to gain maximum benefit from this growth for their own businesses.” Visit ADDING TO THE NETWORK Angus County Windows is the latest home improvement company to move over to Kömmerling fabricator, The Merlin Network in Scotland. The Forfar-based installer was established in 1999 and today still remains a family based business, installing a wide variety of windows, doors and conservatories. The decision to change to Kömmerling was based on the brand reputation, range of colours from stock and highly energy efficient 5 chambered systems, along with the service, quality and support from The Merlin Network. The Merlin Network is a relatively new addition to the Kömmerling fabricator network Scottish market has proven pivotal in recent years and the introduction of Kömmerling products they believe, will help the business grow further. Barry Allan, owner of Angus County Windows comments: ‘It was a relatively easy decision for us to change with the combination of Kömmerling products and the service and support offe