Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 6

INDUSTRYNEWS New group structure following recent acquisition »»THE GLAZERITE UK GROUP LTD has announced the purchase of the entire share capital of Trade Frame Holdings Limited, in turn the owner of City Beads Ltd of Peterborough. The company will operate as Glazerite (East) Ltd under a new holding company called The Glazerite UK Group Ltd, with John Hewitt as Chairman, Jason Thompson as Managing Director, Mike Johnson as Finance Director and Ian Lloyd as Operations Director. Also included within the new structure will be Glazerite Windows Ltd; Glazerite (Northwest) Ltd; and Glazerite (Southwest) Ltd. Each company will be headed by its own board of directors formed through selective promotions from within each division and complemented by external appointments. As City Beads Ltd, the company manufactures products using Halo Rustique and System 10, both VEKA UK Group products and key factors in the decision to purchase the company. These will be complemented by additional products already offered by Glazerite. Other significant factors that influenced the acquisition include the company’s Peterborough location, its longevity – City Beads Ltd was formed in 1982 – a longstanding team and established customer base. Current sales are circa £4 million with an output of 450 frames per week. position ourselves competitively to secure new sales. “The 25 new jobs, to include a variety of roles such as production and customer services, will ensure we have the capacity to meet the expected increase in future sales.” GEARING UP FOR GROWTH 6 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M »»THE TROJAN GROUP’S Pegasus high security window lock has multi point locking and guaranteed centre and corner locking for additional security with every installation. It has an extended 20mm reverse locking action which ensures the lock provides enhanced night security. Secondly, when windows are jemmy attacked, the locking actions intensify rather than disengaging as is the case on most locks. The strength of the security credentials are demonstrated in the lock’s PAS 24 accreditation when fitted as part of a window assembly and it has also achieved BBA approval. The security benefits of the Pegasus sit alongside other benefits that will appeal to fabricators and installers. It is one size fits all, so a single lock is suitable for all sashes from 420mm to 1300mm with larger sizes up to 1800mm available too, giving economies of scale. It’s quick and easy to install because the keeps are easy to position in the centre and corner of the windows for every application and gasket compression can be adjusted up to 0.75mm. Offset applications are also achievable from the standard product and the compact central gearbox, which is just 65mm long, means minimal routing. The lock, which has a ten-year guarantee, is manufactured using high grade zinc alloy, grades 430 and 304 stainless steel. »»NORTHERN IRELAND BASED Apeer, manufacturer of the award winning range of Lumi frameless windows and residential doors, received a visit from the NI Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment minister Jonathan Bell recently, ahead of plans for significant future investment in the business. After successfully launching the ground breaking Lumi system, Apeer is now gearing up for further investment in machinery, marketing and the creation of 25 new jobs at its Ballymena HQ. Jonathan Bell said: “Apeer is an ambitious company, undertaking a comprehensive growth strategy to boost its market share across Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. The announcement of 25 new jobs, the majority of which are manufacturing roles, is also very positive news for Mid and East Antrim.” Asa McGillian, Managing Director of Apeer, said: “Our phased investment programme is a significant commitment for the business, which is designed to help us PEGASUS WILL APPEAL TO INSTALLERS