Established in 1949 and now manufacturing more than 8,000 sealed units every week, Norfolk-based Ecoglass Ltd is an independent glass supplier that knows how important consistent quality is for sustainable growth. Now in the 6th year of their relationship with CENSolutions, the certification and compliance consultancy for the fenestration industry, Ecoglass has in the words of the auditor made a ‘magnificent effort’ in gaining CMS Mark approval in respect of EN1279 (sealed units) and EN12150 (thermally toughened glass) requirement standards.
Ecoglass Director, Gaby Mendham comments: “With over 60 years’ experience within the glass industry, we have continued to adapt to an ever-changing market to continue, but one thing that has never changed is our commitment to providing the highest quality products. At Ecoglass, our mantra is 'not all insulating glass is created equal'. This is borne out by the fact that we ensure we only use the highest quality components available within the market. All of the components used, especially the glass types, have evolved over the years giving the consumer much wider choice and greater options. Ensuring that we are at the forefront of new glass technologies means that we can provide our customers with the perfect unit for their needs.
“The team from CENSolutions has always been a great fit for us, ensuring that we constantly keep up to our own high standards through regular audits. We are very pleased to achieve a 100% pass rate. This shows all of the hard work put into our training regime and quality practices within the manufacturing environment have been taken on board by our employees and managers alike. We feel that one of the most important factors is teamwork and having a workforce that cares about our products and our customers is vital to maintaining the high standards we set out to achieve.”
Mike Gaillard, CENSolutions Joint MD adds: “As the results of this latest CMS Mark audit show, Gaby and her team have demonstrated how by by adhering to the rules of the standard and collaborative working with industry specialists like ourselves, they have a sustainable quality regime framework that benefits clients now and into the future. People have the misconception that certification is a headache or just a box to be ticked, but as Ecoglass has shown, taking quality seriously and getting it right really does benefit business performance and ultimately customers.”