Float Glass Industries is one of the UK’s largest independent glass stockists and its Merchanting Division offers bulk distribution with highly competitive prices and a rapid nationwide delivery service including same day where available.
Joe Ward, Merchanted Glass Sales Manager, said: “Our customers need access to state-of-the-art glass fast and that’s exactly what we offer. FGI holds stocks from all the major manufacturers and being independent we are at the forefront of the market when it comes to being able to offer mixed loads to our diverse and ever growing customer base.”
FGI’s Merchanting Division supplies double glazing manufacturers and the domestic window industry with stock sheets and packs of glass. Its range includes float glass, patterned glass, tinted glass, low e glass, wired glass as well as products for the ever expanding decorative market such as Lacobel, Antique Silver and Satin, all in most LES (lehr end sizes) and SSS (standard stock sizes).
Ordering is exceptionally easy via phone, email or fax and the company has a first class computerised order processing and production control system for maximum efficiency. Customers with complex cutting requirements can submit their order quickly and easily by EDI (electronic data interface), an electronic template digitiser that enables shapes to be transmitted straight to the cutting table for production. It also accepts CAD files so complex shapes can be imported directly from customers’ own systems.
Orders can be mixed and delivered to suit customers’ delivery schedules and FGI recently introduced a Same Day delivery service on selected routes, helping its customers to meet urgent order requirements more easily. FGI has its own fleet of 22 vehicles including hiabs, floatliners, curtain siders, flat backs, stock carriers, hybrids and vans.
FGI sources and negotiates glass from within the UK and around the world to ensure the best quality products at the most competitive prices. Joe said: “Our products and service are built around our customers’ needs. We are flexible and adaptable and we are committed to a policy of continuous improvement so we can continue to meet and exceed expectations.”
FGI’s Merchanting Division supplies everything glass processors and IGU manufacturers need. A comprehensive product range. Competitive prices. Easy ordering. A rapid and flexible delivery service. It’s why it’s no surprise it’s one of the UK’s leading glass merchants.