Glasstec 2010 was the platform for leading warm edge technology supplier Edgetech’s announcement that it is to open a new manufacturing facility in Heinsberg, Germany. The first wave of this multi-million Euro investment into the 12,000m2 site looks set to create 100 new jobs and is a further demonstration of the company’s commitment to WET market leadership in continental Europe.
Andy Jones, Edgetech’s European Managing Director comments: “Edgetech IG Inc. currently has two manufacturing locations in Cambridge, Ohio and of course the only dedicated WET manufacturing facility in the UK, in Coventry. Due to unprecedented sales demand in Continental Europe – up 85% so far in 2010, with a forecast for an additional 50% growth in 2011 – we made the decision to expand our operations in Europe to include manufacturing. This move reflects the strategic importance of these markets to Edgetech as more and more IGU manufacturers come to us for the most cost effective and superior thermal performance WET products.
“Glasstec presented the ideal platform for launching our expansion plans, and the press conference on our stand themed “Putting You In Pole Position”, attended by all the major European media and the Mayor of Heinsberg with other local North Rhine-Westphalia dignitaries added an extra buzz to a week of high points. Our sales and technical teams from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe welcomed 100s of visitors to our stand during the week, and signed new deals with many of the industries major players.”