The Steel Window Association (SWA) represents the great majority of UK steel window manufacturers, ranging in size from the smallest of craft-based companies through to large, multi-site companies. It is no surprise then that the association is one of the founding members of the Glazing Supply Chain Group' which aims to increase the industry's lobbying power on behalf of the all companies operating in the glass and glazing supply chain.
The SWA supports member companies in product development, market research and promotion while making sure that each member operates to the highest industry standards. If you are a manufacturer, supplier or installer of steel windows or doors, benefits include belonging to a UK recognised trade organisation, sales enquiries, product development, building regulation influence and much more.
Other founder members of the group are: British Glass (BG), Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB), European Window Film Association (EWFA), Flat Glass Manufacturers Association (FGMA) and the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).
The Glazing Supply Chain Group's main objectives are:
- To represent the glazing industry supply chain and act as the collective ‘voice of the industry' to government (local, national and European) and related organisations.
- To promote the benefits of energy efficient glass and glazing and highlight the environmental advantages to key government departments.
- To increase awareness of the group in the construction industry and political arenas.
- To increase the size of the group and involve/unite more trade bodies who share the group's core messages and who will endorse the group's activities for the good/benefit of the industry.
- To maintain a non-commercial, independent, clear and progressive messages on behalf of the glazing supply chain.
David Grew from the SWA comments "It is important that we are involved with such an important initiative - for both our members and the steel window industry as a whole."
The group's new website is www.glazingsupplychaingroup.org.uk and for further information on the Steel Window Association, please visit www.steel-window-association.co.uk or call 0844 249 1355.