We will consistently
encourage team spirit,
modernise our systems,
operations & factories,
to accommodate the
growing needs
of our customers.

Continuous Growth

A Stable partner to grow your business

1988

Glass Systems was formed in 1988 in Swansea, comprising of one manual IGU production line. Since then, we have been driven by a clear vision to provide our customers with what they want, when they want it, and at a fair price. In the early 1990s, a cus­tomer base was established in Wales and along the M4 corridor to London.

Milestones

of Glass Systems history

  • 1996

    The subsequent years saw an increase in business, and the need to toughen our glass, which resulted in setting up our in-house toughen­ing facility known as Vizor Tempered Glass Ltd in Port Talbot.

  • 2003

    Our expansion continued, and in 2003 a move to a purpose-built fac­tory in Swansea, and the investment to automate many of the processes became a necessity. This 50,000 sq. ft. purpose-built factory set up with three robotic Sealed Unit lines, two autoloading cutting lines, and three spacer bar benders, can produce almost 30,000 Sealed Units per week. This combined with the latest state-of-the-art electronic ordering, optimisation, and planning software meant that we could expand into Southern and South East England.

  • 2007

    In 2007 we acquired a factory based just north of Cardiff. This site was based on the flagship site in Swansea to provide a common brand for Glass Systems. This gave us the further ca­pacity and the ability to service an increased geographical area from South West England to the North West of England.

    Glass Systems Direct is equipped with two robotic Sealed Unit lines, two autoloading cutting lines, an au­tomatic glass arriser, and a Cooltem­per toughening furnace. Along with our state-of-the-art software, this factory can produce up to 17,000 Insulated Glass Units per week.

  • 2009

    In 2009 we established Climate Glass, a brand-new portfolio of Insulated Glass Units dedicated to the conser­vatory and roof glass market. Over time the brand’s reputation has con­tinued to grow and has been charac­terised by many advanced features, significantly increasing users’ interior comfort. Our Climate Glass products are available within our Advanced Glass Options range.

    The model of services offered to customers by Glass Systems and the introduction of Climate Glass saw an upsurge of new customers. As a result, the company made a further investment to give current and pro­spective customers exactly what they wanted, when they wanted it, and at a fair price.

  • 2010

    Thanks to our customers’ trust in 2010, we became the leading pro­ducer of Insulated Glass Units for the fenestration industry, with the largest share of the UK’s market. Since then, our customers have further benefit­ed thanks to the continuous increase in our stability and capacity. In turn, this has assisted our customers in their business growth.

  • 2014

    In 2014 Glass Systems invested in a new 40,000 sq. ft. factory in Pe­terborough. Chosen for its location, which is just off the A1 motorway to supply Insulated Glass Units into Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, East An­glia, and South Yorkshire. The site is equipped with three robotic Sealed Unit lines, three cutting lines, and a Tamglass 2448 Pro Convection Toughening furnace. The site pro­duces over 20,000 Insulated Glass Units per week.

  • 2015

    In 2015 we became part of the glob­ally active Press Glass Group, the larg­est independent IGU manufacturer for the construction and window industry in Europe. This meant that we became part of global organ­isation. We started the process of merging our values, advantages, and methods of operation to give more benefits to our customers.

  • 2017

    In 2017 we acquired two factories in the UK from Pilkington, one in Barns­ley and the other located just outside Glasgow. Our vision was to invest and grow both and continue to strength­en our share of the UK market and provide national coverage.

Today

WE ARE SUPPORTING OUR CUSTOM­ERS WITH A SIGNIFICANT AND OUT­STANDING SET OF ADVANTAGES.

Today, Glass Systems offers a well-balanced spectrum of products and services to the window, conser­vatory, and door industries. As a re­sult of our product offering, we sup­port our customers with a significant and outstanding set of advantages within the IGU sector for the residen­tial market.
Now enhanced with six factories, with a total production area of over 300,000 sq. ft. across the UK, in En­gland, Scotland, and Wales. As well as being backed by a market-leading parent company Press Glass, we pro­vide services to support you with all your current and future needs, work­ing closely with your business.

Our factories are equipped with 14 IGU production lines and 7 toughen­ing furnaces combined with arrising lines. Our total weekly production is now approximately 100,000 Sealed Units and includes nearly 5,000 con­servatory glass units manufactured at Climate Glass. Simultaneously we produce weekly over 65,000 sqm of toughened glass to use in all types of our IGUs.

A combination of hard work from our experienced and committed staff, attention to detail, on-going investment in the latest technolo­gy, and continuous dialogue with our customers have all been our key attributes since 1988.

The Future

CONTINUE TO EVOLVE

We will continue to modernise our systems, operations, and factories, and source new premises to accom­modate the ever-growing needs of our customers.

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