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Swisspacer’s sales streak past budget

Swisspacer’s Managing Director Matthias Meissner

Swisspacer’s sales continue to soar and globally are ahead of budget. Sales for the UK and Ireland are also well ahead of target as increasing numbers of new customers adopt Swisspacer’s leading warm edge spacer and existing customers increase production.

The UK and Ireland’s share of Swisspacer’s total sales has grown dramatically. In 2009 (to date) it accounts for 18% of much increased global sales. New customers in the UK include DB Glass, Uniglaze2, Clayton Glass, Cristal Glass and Glazing (Leicester) Ltd. Many new customers are coming on board via its distributors – DGS/Solutions UK, Magden and National Seal.

Managing Director Matthias Meissner comments: “We’re delighted with sales to date and see momentum continuing to build throughout the year. Our growth is attributed to sealed unit manufacturers and fabricators realising the benefits of using Swisspacer as their warm edge spacer. It offers top performance without the need for investment or disruption in manufacture.”

Kathryn Dalgleish, Marketing and Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland, says: “The market for Window Energy Ratings is now growing rapidly. Sealed unit manufacturers want a spacer bar which differentiates them from the competition, and helps them provide the best sealed units to fabricators who want to achieve the best Window Energy Ratings without fuss or doubt. We’re seeing an increasing demand for ‘A’ ratings and Swisspacer is a crucial factor in achieving this.”

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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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