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MORE SYSTEMS …MORE BRANDS …MORE SPECIALITY PRODUCTS – GLAZERITE’S GOT THE LOT AT FIT 2017

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It’s no surprise that The Glazerite UK Group Ltd is promising more than ever at this year’s FIT Show. There’s so much been going on at the UK’s biggest VEKA trade fabricator recently and they can’t wait to show it all off at the industry’s biggest trade event.

Leading the field as ever, Glazerite is unveiling its new high-spec Flood Door, incorporating the Palladio slab and will be looking to sign up suitable companies to take on exclusive regional partnerships.

Not many companies can boast seven profile systems across a whole spectrum of product ranges, not to mention direct links with at least six quality and guarantee organisations, but that is what visitors can expect to see when they visit Stand E15 at the show.

Working with some of the industry’s best, including VEKA, Halo, Solidor, Palladio, Residence, Warmcore and Ultion, gives the company a compelling portfolio, making the stand a must-see for every installer, as Director Jason Thompson explained:

“We have made significant investments in both machinery and people, including our newly opened specials factory, which enables us to differentiate the manufacturing processes for the premium brands in our portfolio. Manufacturing so many profile systems across our product range gives our installers all the flexibility they will ever need when quoting for jobs.

“Of course, we have always had an unbeatable array of systems but this year, we have more than ever, especially now that our City Beads acquisition is fully embedded in the Group and we now offer a full range of the Halo products alongside the main Veka systems.

However, Glazerite’s benefits go beyond the physical things we can see and touch, he added: “Coupled with our products, we are partnered with the industry’s leading quality and guarantee organisations – like Network VEKA, the Planitherm Installer Network, Maco Secure +, the VEKA/ Halo Approved Installer Schemes, the ERA Five-Star Guarantee and the Ultion £1,000 Break-in Guarantee – so Glazerite and these associates can provide the right support package for every company regardless of size.

On the new Flood Door and its proposed retail network, he said: “Glazerite installers are often the first to have access to new or enhanced products. The Flood Door is a great opportunity for retailers to target the many high-risk areas and the regional exclusivity means they will be uniquely placed to market this great product.”

At the core of the stand this year will be the Marketing Hub where Glazerite is inviting existing and potential installer partners to make an appointment for an individual marketing review. With an in-house marketing team, the fabricator is perfectly set up to offer its customers the advice and support they need to grow their business. Glazerite are the people to talk to on stand E15 for any installers looking to get a lot more out of their fabricator.

Jason concluded “Where else could they see so many of the biggest and best names in the industry all on one stand – and know that every one of them is backed by the quality manufacturing, guarantees and service that we stake our name on. A huge part of this offering is the marketing support we offer to our customers, from getting some of the basics in place right through to building them a bespoke website. It’s really all about helping them to make sure their customers have a great first impression of them.

“…and that is exactly why we want to make sure we create the best possible first impression with everyone in the trade – and where better to do that than at the FIT Show 2017”

Register to visit us on stand E15 now and make your marketing appointment by emailing marketing@glazerite.net or register using this link: http://reg.buzz/fit17/2000393

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Glazerite grows again with dedicated 'Specials' factory
The Glazerite UK Group has completed the latest phase of its ambitious expansion programme with a major step-up to a 30,000 sq ft Special Products plant, with plans already underway for the next phase. The company's aclaimed Vertical Sliders, Residence Collection products and the VEKA Imagine bi-fold, patio and flush doors will all be made in the purpose-equipped factory by a specially-trained fabrication team with its own dedicated management and Quality Control systems.  The new unit, close to Glazerite's Wellingborough HQ, is more than twice the size off its original Specials factory opened in 2014 and gives further capacity for the group's ever-growing range of niche, premium and specialist windows and doors.  "These are all specialist products," said Group Director Jason Thompson, "So they deserve specialist attention, both in the technology of the manufacturing processes and in the skills of the people involved at all levels. The fact that we have outgrown the original Specials factory in less than three years shows how not only the range but also the volume of demand for these products has grown in that short time. By adding this very spacious new factory, we are not only showing our commitment to the future growth of these products but also adding ample capacity to give the same attention to whatever future trensds have yet to emerge." The launch of the new unit also gives Glazerite a fourth specific production centre, along with Halo fabrication at Glazerite East, the former City Beads factory in Peterborough acquired by the Group last year, and its mainsteam VEKA production at Wellingborough and Bolton. Jason explained the philosophy behind the move:  "We offer one of the most comprehensive product ranges available anywhere but our customers deserve more than just a Jack-of-all-trades. On the other hand, some specialist fabricators have a very limited product offering. Now, with the three seperate centres, each with its own dedicated skills and production lines, we can offer three distinct centres of expertise all from a single buying point." The second phase of development at the Wellingborough site, which will include a showroom and training facility as well as a trade counter to serve its local customer base, is due to be completed early in 2018. The Glazerite UK Group is VEKA's largest trade fabricator in the UK and a long-standing Network VEKA member. It offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants, Peterborough and Greater Manchester as well as its South West distribution hub in Bristol serving South Wales and The West of England.
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