Clearview South August 2013 - Issue 141 - Page 46

GLASS&SEALEDUNITS CLEARVIEW EXCLUSIVE Investing and Innovating Glass Express Midlands Ltd has experienced growth year-on-year, seeing substantial investment in its manufacturing processes along the way to accommodate an everincreasing volume of work. The most recent of these significant purchases was a new glass furnace from Lambert GT Services, the sole agent for Northglass in the UK. Birmingham-based glass processor and sealed unit manufacturer, Glass Express Midlands Ltd specialises in a wide range of glazing options of clear float glass of 4 to 19mm thickness including pattern glass, tinted glass, safety/fire glass, mirror glass, laminated glass, coloured glass, toughened glass, soft coats and roof coats, supplying to window companies, joiners, architects and specifiers as well as the end user. The new furnace has given the company a greater capacity to manufacture architectural units for large-scale projects. It has been installed for almost a month now and has already made a positive impact on order intake and the company’s ability to deal with more demanding jobs as well as speeding up production output, making the company more responsive and improving lead times. So how has Glass Express Midlands Ltd managed to grow consistently every year where others have found their market shrinking? Marketing director Tony Milan attributes the company’s success to its good name and customer service, “Our reputa