Glass Systems Direct grow a further 35%

Paul Irvine, MD Glass Systems Direct

Paul Irvine, MD Glass Systems Direct

Despite difficult trading conditions within the glass and glazing industry, Glass Systems Direct (GSD), the Llantrisant based division of the Glass Systems Group, has experienced phenomenal 35% growth over the past 12 months. These impressive figures further reinforce the Glass Systems Group as the UK’s largest independent sealed unit manufacturer and reflect the on-going investments made at GSD.

GSD’s managing director Paul Irvine comments: “Over the last few years we have made investments in transport, machinery and product development and these have significantly strengthened our position in the market. GSD have the infrastructure in place to offer the very best products, service and support and that is the reason we continue to attract new business and build long-lasting relationships with our fabricators and installers. Backed by a reliable sealed unit supplier, our customers are also succeeding and it’s rewarding to see them prosper during these challenging times.”

While 35% growth would satisfy most companies, GSD are not resting on their laurels and have big plans for the New Year. “2013 is shaping up to be another big year for GSD. We have started to supply more into the North in recent times and this strategy will continue to gain momentum and enable us to grow further. We offer the complete package and fabricators and installers in the North are beginning to recognise this and make GSD their primary sealed unit supplier.”

Products within the GSD portfolio include Eco-Pane, the high performing sealed unit manufactured using Planitherm Total Plus, and Pilkington EnergiKare sealed units, manufactured using Pilkington K Glass and Optiwhite. The company is stockist of all soft-coat glass, including Pilkington KS, Planitherm and Climaguard, and also offers a huge variety of leaded, stained and Georgian bar units as well as spandrel panels for the architectural glazing market.

“Finally I would like to thank our customers for all their help and loyalty over the years as this has played a huge part in achieving our impressive growth figures” Paul concludes.