Glazing manufacturer in £1m Huddersfield expansion

Glazing manufacturer in £1m Huddersfield expansion

Glazing manufacturer Dual Seal Glass has invested over £1m to double the size of its Huddersfield site.

Sales at the company grew by 15% in 2014, continuing an upward trend since 2009 as the booming commercial market continues to grow.

As the UK’s largest manufacturer of insulating glass units (IGUs) solely for the commercial building sector, the company has benefited from growing demand as the market gathers pace.

A recent industry survey by Palmer reported that this market increased by 10% in volume terms between 2012 and 2014 and a further growth of 20% is forecast up to 2019.

Dual Seal Glass has been quick to respond to this increased customer demand, putting plans in place back in June 2015 to ensure it had additional capacity to service a larger market in 2016 and beyond.

Joint managing director, Richard Morris, said: “We’ve always differentiated ourselves by focusing exclusively on IGUs for the commercial market, and this strategy is delivering our strongest ever business performance as the market gains momentum.

“Our increased storage capacity ensures we can continue to deliver the great service that has been the cornerstone of our business over the past 21 years and attract new customers with confidence.

“With another 51,000 sq ft capacity, we’ve been able to allocate dedicated production areas in line with where we are seeing increased demand.

“For example, we have set up a new unit in which we apply insulation to our spandrel panels, a move which creates additional capacity in our main IGU factory.”

Established in 1995, Dual Seal Glass employs 110 people at its Yorkshire site and is now the largest commercial-only IGU manufacturer in the UK.