Clearview South January 2014 - Issue 146 - Page 30

2014PREDICTIONS ON THE ROAD TO GROWTH WITH BIGGER, BETTER FLEET Glazerite is keeping ahead of ever-growing demand with a bigger fleet and more efficient trucks for 2014. The first of the new vehicles, a Fuso Canter 7.5 tonne impressed the fabricator so much with its light weight body and increased load capacity that it immediately ordered a second – and it may not be long before it plans on adding more. Record sales throughout 2013 – combined with increased orders for bigger, heavier products – meant the existing fleet would soon have been at capacity, said director Jason Thompson, and therefore the additional vehicles were essential to uphold the company’s reputation for service and quick turnaround. “When we deliver to every part of mainland Britain at least once a week, our customers quite rightly expect us to be able to meet deadlines. Also, much of our growth in demand has been in heavier products such as VS, bi-folds, composite and patio doors. The Canters have 30% more payload than some of our existing fleet so will cope with that easily. “We now produce over 2,400 frames a week and the extended fleet will provide us with a delivery capacity in excess of 3,000 frames per week.” “Phenomenal” year of trading As they fast approach their first decade in business, Sunsquare Ltd are celebrating a “phenomenal” year of trading in 2013. The UK’s market leading flat roof skylight designers and manufacturers, Sunsquare have seen an incredibly successful last 12 months with turnover more than 30 per cent up on 2012. The Suffolk-based company celebrates its 10th birthday on 16th January 2014, and has enjoyed double-figure growth every year since launch. Sunsquare also recently moved factories into a new state-of-the-art facility in a bid to cope with increasing demand. “We have experienced significant growth every single year since our launch in 2004 but this year has been particularly phenomenal,” said Justin Seldis, Managing Director. Sunsquare is preparing to showcase its new lantern/pyramid product as well as new opening skylight products at Grand Designs Live London 2014. “We’re really excited about exhibiting our new products at Grand Designs Live in May. With a prominent display area we’re confident our pioneering rooflight technology and contemporary style will shine on a global scale,” said Seldis. Investment in the business’s core design beliefs has been key to the success of the company, with substantial investments being made into staff training, mach