Here at AB Glass, we are delighted to have completed a significant investment that will increase our production capacity by 35% as we gear up for a boom in new work and projects.
We have made a six-figure investment in building a new 3,000 sq ft storage unit that will release 35% more floor space in our production unit, enabling us to increase and to further grow our order book.
The construction of a state-of-the-art five-bay storage unit has now been completed. It will allow us to cope with an increase in demand we have experienced as lockdown measures have eased and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has lessened.
In addition to our architectural aluminium services, our access control offering has also experienced a surge in demand as workplaces adjust to post-pandemic safety recommendations as staff return.
We are also seeing growing demand for the skills of our specially trained team with the specific skills needed when working with Passivhaus developments, a type of structure designed with energy-efficiency at its heart. We worked on the first Passivhaus leisure centre in the world and we are seeing growing demand for this type of building.
Alan Brayley, our Managing Director, said:
“We are delighted to have completed a structure that means quite a lot to the business. It frees up capacity in the main production space, which we need because of demand. But we feel it is also somewhat symbolic that we have achieved this despite one of the most challenging 12 months the business has endured.
“Clearly, 2020 threw some severe challenges at us but I am very proud of the resilience we showed in how we quickly adjusted our working practices and worked very hard all year to ensure we weathered the storms. In addition to expanding our premises, we also welcomed a new generation of talent to the business. We now through into 2021 in a bullish frame of mind – and with much-need extra capacity at our disposal.”