Andreas was previously Managing Director of Kinon Aachen and Kinon Porz in Cologne. Kinon is a supplier of glazing solutions for high security, fire protection and marine industries.
Swisspacer is growing very fast, and achieving record breaking sales, as more companies use its no-investment-needed spacer bar to increase the performance of their sealed units and windows. Last month, Swisspacer announced its very fast growth had taken it to the number one position in the UK and Ireland.
From start up Swisspacer has now moved to the next phase of its life cycle. Andreas’ international experience and business development expertise is ideally placed to lead Swisspacer as it expands globally.
Andreas says: “I’m looking forward to establishing a team of experts located throughout the world who can work in partnership with customers and help Swisspacer grow into a globally recognised brand and global warm edge market leader. As Swisspacer grows, our priorities are service, customer satisfaction and innovative customer partnership. Our plans for increasing capacity rapidly will allow us to respond faster to the needs of our customers. Swisspacer has a great product and as energy becomes more precious we can contribute to saving energy and protecting the environment. We’ll be building up our research and development resources significantly so we can offer specialised solutions for different markets. It will mean Swisspacer not only matches the requirements of today’s window market, but tomorrow’s requirements too.”
Company Overview for: Swisspacer
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.