Exeter Glass Centre located at Sowton Industrial Estate and Mackenzie Glass & Glazing located at Marsh Barton have now merged as Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres where Mackenzie joins Exeter Glass Centre in being part of the family run business, Cornwall Glass & Glazing Group.The merger has widened the service area to Devon and now the South of Somerset.
Over the past few months a huge amount of work has been undertaken to bring together an additional 16 colleagues from Mackenzie Glass & Glazing. The merger now strengthened the position of the most comprehensive supply and installation service of glass and glazing products from both Glass Centres in Sowton and Marsh Barton. This will give customers the flexibility and convenience to collect and liaise with the branches from both locations in Exeter, where all operations from both branches are managed by Mark Herbert. Both Glass Centres being within easy reach of major transport routes including the M5 and A30. With over 30 colleagues in the sales office, estimating, glazing and production along with 10 delivery and glazing vehicles, Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres now boasts of the largest glazing operations in the South West.
The Sowton branch has recently undergone an expansion in its factory increasing its area by 25%. This has allowed for a comprehensive range of the latest machinery to be installed including a specialist vertical glass saw for processing the range of Pilkington Fire Glass, two automatic drilling machines along with a glass beveller and two straight line edge working machines. The new machinery compliments their extensive stock range of glass including; fire resistant, clear, low iron, satin, tinted, wired and mirrored, available in a range of thicknesses from 2-19mm. Along with the factory expansion, they have also benefited from a refurbishment in their two floor showroom including a modern meeting and training room with additional glazing offices. The Mackenzie branch will also be relocating to new premises within Marsh Barton in early 2014.
This merger of the two major glass and glazing suppliers in Exeter is another exciting move for Cornwall Glass & Glazing, further extending their services and demographic, enabling the group to serve their customers with greater efficiency, convenience and increasing their skilled and experienced team as well as their factory production.