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AB Glass receives Chwarae Teg Exemplar Employer Award

AB Glass receives Chwarae Teg Award

We are proud to announce that AB Glass has received the Exemplar Employer Award from Chwarae Teg – a charity that works to help ensure that women in Wales can enter the workplace, develop their skills and build rewarding careers.
The award is designed to showcase businesses that have demonstrated best practice in their commitment towards creating equitable and flexible workplaces.
This is a great achievement for AB Glass and we intend to continue our commitment to this important initiative.

We're hiring

We are hiring

Due to our continued success, award-winning business AB Glass is looking to recruit an experienced supervisor with a sound knowledge in the manufacturing of commercial and domestic aluminum windows, doors and curtain walling.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated, organised, a good communicator and team player who works well under pressure and who will be dedicated to the business and can quickly become part of the business’ growth plans.

This position may suit a candidate looking to take their first steps into management.

If you believe you are the right candidate, please in the first instance forward your CV to [email protected]

Sharron Newton

Showing support for Breast Cancer Research

We are very proud of our financial director, Sharron Newton, who took part in the Race for Life event held in Llanelli on 11 June 2017.

Sharron and her team raised an impressive £1,062 through sponsorship, which will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

Well done, Sharron. What a fantastic achievement!

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Welsh glass firm hired for major discount retailer project

Aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB Glass has been awarded a contract by Kier Construction to complete works for discount retailer Trago Mills. The project is based in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

This will be Trago Mills’ first store in Wales, which is planned to open by Easter 2018. The retailer has three stores based in Cornwall and Devon.

AB Glass has been enlisted by Kier to undertake the installation of AA100 curtain wall screens, AA540 windows and doors, as well as AA720 and AA190 doors at the site, located at Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil. The contract is worth £900,000 to the Swansea-based company.

Design works have already been completed by AB Glass at the new store, with installation works currently underway.

This latest contract adds to a series of projects being undertaken by AB Glass in the South Wales region. This includes another project for Kier at the new University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) campus in Swansea Waterfront, showing the company’s continued relationship with the leading property, residential, construction and services group.

Alan Brayley, managing director at AB Glass, said:

“We are really pleased to be working with Kier Construction on another major project. Our ongoing collaboration with Kier demonstrates the expertise and high quality service we are able to deliver on such significant developments.

“Trago Mills will be a great addition to Merthyr Tydfil and create hundreds of jobs, which is very positive for the region. We look forward to seeing the progress of the site as we continue with the installation stages.”

Jason Taylor, operations director, Kier Construction, said:

“Our partnership with AB Glass is highly valued, having reliable trusted suppliers is essential for delivering a quality finished product which our clients expect. We are delighted to appoint AB Glass who have a proven track record in high quality workmanship. AB Glass also respect our commitment to safety and ensure their staff understand and adhere to the same high standards that we work to on-site.”

AB Glass was recently announced as winner of the Business of the Year award and the Manufacturing Business of the Year award at the Swansea Bay Business Awards 2017.

Alan Brayley

Strong annual results for Swansea manufacturing company

AB Glass, the Swansea-based company that specialises in the manufacture and installation of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling, has reported a record-breaking financial year for 2016.

AB Glass’ turnover has risen by 10 percent for the 2016 financial year period. The company’s margin has increased by over 112 percent, which has been attributed to more efficiency in operations and management systems.

These latest annual results are evidence that AB Glass has gone from strength to strength over the past two financial accounting periods.

Showing its commitment to training and welfare, AB Glass has spent over £3 million on staff and associated costs during the past 12 months. This has included support provided to apprentices and training for employees in general.

Sharron Newton, Financial Director at AB Glass, commented:

“Our policy of retaining most of our profits within the company has proved to be invaluable as we build up strong reserves. This approach has allowed us to be able to support increasing levels of working capital, which has given the company the ability to successfully manage larger contracts and provide the platform to continue to deliver substantial projects moving forward.”

Alan Brayley, Managing Director of AB Glass, added:

“We are very pleased with the annual results and continuing our strategy of well managed and planned growth, whilst building a resilient and robust business geared around quality of product and staff. We will continue to work hard on our business practices and resources to enable us to constantly deliver an outstanding quality product. I am confident that we will further build on AB Glass’ success in the year ahead.”