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SWISSPACER expands manufacturing plant to meet growing demand

SWISSPACER has expanded its manufacturing plant in Poland to meet growing demand

SWISSPACER has extended its manufacturing plant in Gliwice, Poland to meet strong demand for its leading warm edge spacer bar. In response to growing sales across Europe, SWISSPACER has increased the total floorspace by 22,000 sq ft to over 60,000 sq ft.

The Gliwice factory opened in 2011. Over the past five years sales have grown significantly and the factory has more than doubled capacity to cope with demand. SWISSPACER has two further manufacturing plants in Germany and Switzerland, all serving markets across Europe and worldwide.

Rutger van Eijk, SWISSPACER Head of Sales Europe says: “We’ve seen a huge increase in SWISSPACER sales over the past five years – particularly in countries like the UK and Ireland where we are market leader – so we’ve expanded our Polish plant to increase capacity. As building regulations demand higher performance windows, more and more people are choosing SWISSPACER because it offers excellent thermal performance and long-lasting results. SWISSPACER is also ideal for triple glazing and is the most commonly used warm edge brand in Passivhaus installations”.

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Formed in 1998 Swisspacer is part of Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions. The company has experienced massive growth in the UK over the past 2 years. Its no-investment needed price benefit has been a key advantage that has attracted sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators and fuelled its growth.

The manufacturing and head office is in Switzerland and a second manufacturing facility is established in Germany. Much investment is taking place to expand production capacity to ensure that Swisspacer is able to satisfy the dramatic ongoing growth in demand for its high performance warm edge spacer bar products.

Swisspacer has a growing network of leading sealed unit manufacturers in the UK and Ireland using its products, including Solaglas, Pilkington, Carey Glass, Supaseal, Custom Glass, Uniglaze2, Glass Systems, Clayton Glass, System 3 and Hollow Seal among others.

Swisspacer exactly matches the shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers, and being rigid and self supporting it handles in a similar way. And because there is no need to invest in expensive new machinery, it makes it very easy to get up and running with warm edge. Automated solutions are however available from Lisec, Saint-Gobain Seva and Rottler and Ruediger.

Independent tests conducted by IFT Rosenheim, the leading European independent fenestration research and test facility, showed that Swisspacer V had the best PSI values of all the other leading brands of spacer bar that were submitted for testing. Using Swisspacer thermal insulation (U-value) can be improved by up to 20%. Swisspacer V and Swisspacer perform very well in the Window Energy Rating Scheme.

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