Family firm boost sales with £30,000 investment

Family firm boost sales with £30,000 investment

Barnsley-based manufacturer Euroglaze Ltd is celebrating a ‘record-breaking’ month for sales, bringing in over £500,000 after investing in new technology and manufacturing techniques.

The family-run windows and doors manufacturer has seen a rising demand for its bespoke products, which it supplies to double glazing companies, commercial installers and trade counters across the UK, since its £30,000 investment.

The news follows month-on-month growth of between seven and 11%, with the business now looking to hit a £5m turnover for the first time this year.

Managing director Martin Nettleton said: “The upturn in the construction industry has been very welcome after some tough years.

“And, on top of that, we feel really proud that we’ve got ourselves in to a strong position and ready to respond speedily to rising demand in the market - and to grow with it.

“We’ve invested in equipment, software and workforce development to introduce leaner, faster, more efficient production processes, through which we’ve been able to up-scale production and deliver more high quality products to our customers.”

Enterprising Barnsley, the business development and support arm of Barnsley Council, has helped Euroglaze increase productivity through modernising its manufacturing, customer service and logistics processes.

Enterprising Barnsley business development manager Angela Pedley said: “We’ve been delighted to work with Martin and the team at Euroglaze and it is remarkable what they’ve achieved.

“It is a perfect example of an established company not standing still and relying on existing trade, but taking the opportunity of a slow-down in the market to develop new and better ways of working.”