Merseyside’s largest manufacturer of sealed units, Custom Glass, was one of the first IGU manufacturers in the UK to switch to Swisspacer five years ago. Since then, the company’s usage of the top performing warm edge spacer bar has increased significantly as sales soar.
Managing Director Jeff Hooson comments: “Overall our sales of warm edge sealed units have increased by 40%. Swisspacer has played a large part in this. In excess of 80% of our warm edge sealed units contain Swisspacer. We see this trend continuing as changes to legislation come into full force, and more importantly because of the U-Value Olympics. Companies are striving to achieve lower U-values and the spacer bar is an important component. Using sealed units with Swisspacer inside allows window companies to lower the U-value and fabricate and install the most thermally efficient windows.”
Jeff continues: “One of Swisspacer’s biggest benefits is that it easily integrates into existing production facilities. We’ve made no changes to our factory – there was a seamless change from aluminium to Swisspacer. As the market changes and more companies switch to warm edge we will look into ways to make production more efficient through automation. It will allow us to keep ahead of demand.”
Jeff adds: “The support Swisspacer offers is excellent. The staff are very knowledgeable and have always been there to help us and our customers when needed.”