In November a new milestone was reached when sales into the UK and Ireland exceeded the two million metre mark (over 6.5 million feet).
During the last two years, sales of Swisspacer in the UK and Ireland have increased 10 fold. And compared to 2009, sales in 2010 more than doubled as more sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators took advantage of its excellent thermal performance. Swisspacer’s impressive growth makes the UK and Ireland its second largest market globally.
One of Swisspacer’s major benefits is that companies do not need to invest in specialist application machinery so it can be used simply, effectively and without delay, by sealed unit manufacturers of all sizes. However, automated production is available, with benders from Lisec and Saint-Gobain Seva and automated welding from Rottler and Ruediger.
“Our continued very strong sales growth reaffirms Swisspacer’s position as a leading warm spacer bar,” comments Kathryn Dalgleish, Swisspacer’s Marketing and Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. “Swisspacer combines the strength and simplicity of aluminium spacer bars with the very best warm edge performance. The two products in our range, Swisspacer V and Swisspacer, offer excellent solutions for both methods of complying with the new glazing building regulations (WERS and U-value). Our distribution partners – DGS/Solutions UK, Magden and National Seal – have also done an excellent job of promoting the benefits of Swisspacer to their customers. We anticipate our strong growth will continue throughout the next 12 months as the majority of the market makes the switch to warm edge spacer bars. And Swisspacer is committed to making regular, frequent additions to our manufacturing capacity to support our rapid expansion.”
Swisspacer is available from 17 distribution locations across the UK and Ireland from Swisspacer’s partners DGS/Solutions UK, Magden and National Seal. For more information call Swisspacer on 0845 601 1265.