At the company’s stand (2-350), customers will learn how the new off-line coating facility at Cowley Hill allows it to provide the complete range of products needed for any architectural application here in the UK.With world class on- and off-line capability as well as tints, low iron, rolled, silvered, painted and laminated glass all now produced in St Helens, together with the NSG Group’s technical centre minutes away and the company’s UK-wide downstream network, the opportunities for customer-led product developments are endless.
The increased UK customer focus starts straightaway with a host of new products to be unveiled at the show. These include an improved ultra low-emissivity toughenable glass, Pilkington Activ™ with improved solar control, completely updated patterns for the Pilkington Oriel collection, anti-condensation glass for both double and triple glazing applications, Pilkington Pyroclear® fire-resistant glass and improvements to the popular Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing range. In addition to this, the stand will feature a demonstration of the use of coatings on surface four of an IGU to give customers the energy efficiency performance of triple glazing in a double glazed unit.
Customers will also have the opportunity to find out more about My Pilkington™; the company’s business support platform for customers offering technical advice, literature, safety tips, account documentation, sales leads and much more all in one place.
“We’re looking forward to meeting our fellow industry colleagues at the FIT Show this year” explained Andy McDowell, UK Commercial Director. “The new coater opening last year was the final piece of the jigsaw in terms of our UK supply network, and we’re looking forward to showing our customers how they can benefit from this investment in our local capabilities. The new products we’re unveiling at FIT are just the start of what we can now do here in the UK, and there are plenty more developments to come.”
Matthew Glover, Managing Director of the FIT Show added: “We were delighted to have the Pilkington brand on board for the FIT Show when we first launched the event. Having one of the UK’s most recognised and trusted glass brands is a great endorsement, and yet another reason why fabricators, installers and everyone in the trade should make sure they’re with us in April to keep on top of the latest from the industry.”