Clayton Glass

Clayton Glass double up on acquisitions from Aperture

Ryan Green, managing director and owner

Clayton Glass Ltd have acquired both Global Glass manufacturing sites from Aperture Trading Limited, in a deal that will see the specialist IGU manufacturer take on the plant and equipment, goodwill, premises and workforce of these two established businesses, which also includes the Celsius brand.

Combined, this will give Clayton Glass the capacity to manufacture over 50,000 IGU’s every week thanks to these additional sites in Blackburn and Huthwaite, supporting their main Co Durham and North Shields facilities. This strategic acquisition will also allow Clayton Glass to spread their geographical reach and realise operational efficiencies across all four sites.

As an owner managed group, this acquisition of two brands will facilitate further investment in both businesses, at a time when Clayton Glass have just installed a third state-of-the-art automated IGU line at their existing site.

Over the coming months the immediate plan is to grow each manufacturing facility to its potential, under the best practice experience of Clayton Glass, which has again been listed again as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2019. The company was joint winner in the recent National Fenestration Awards as IGU Manufacturer 2019.

Ryan Green, managing director and owner of Clayton Glass commented: ‘This strategic acquisition of the Celsius and Global Glass brands is a perfect fit in our long-term business plan. They will provide us with greater geographical reach and the opportunities in which to enjoy greater operational synergies across all the businesses.

He continued: ‘This is also good news for the respective workforces in each business and we’ll be looking to bring our hands-on management approach to both of them, with a view to investing in each over the long-term. It’s also great news for the valued customers of all of our respective brands, as we’ll introduce a robust financial platform for the future.’

Clayton Glass

Clayton Glass is one of the UK’s largest independent insulated glass unit manufacturers, with sales across the group totalling in excess of £25 million. In addition to standard IGUs, the company has pioneered the next generation in conservatory glass through innovation in their SMARTGLASS® brand, which now provides the definitive market-leading levels of performance.

SMARTGLASS® is currently sold by some of the biggest and most trusted names in the sector and is engineered to retain heat in the winter months, whilst helping to keep conservatories cooler over the summer. Using only genuine self-clean technology with delivery nationwide and warm edge spacer as standard, SMARTGLASS® brings some unique propositions to the UK conservatory market. As this sector evolves into one for glazed extensions, the latest SMARTGLASS® solutions will provide better performing rooms for consumers right across the UK, with some exciting new developments planned for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.

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