UK & Ireland Operations

A member of the NSG Group, Pilkington Group Limited is one of the leading glass suppliers in the UK. We are leaders in glass technology, with some of the NSG Group’s major manufacturing facilities located across the nation.

Pilkington Group Limited is based in St Helens and at the NSG Group's European Technical Centre situated at nearby Lathom, Lancashire.

We employ around 3,000 people across the UK, producing a range of glass solutions, from the manufacture of float, rolled and coated glass to glass processing and merchanting, automotive original equipment (OE) and automotive glass replacement (AGR) manufacture. 

Architectural Glass in the UK & Ireland

NSG Group manufactures, processes and distributes glass in the UK under the Pilkington brand name. We offer a one-stop shop for a wide range of flat glass solutions for the building and construction trade, manufactured using the latest glass and coating technology here in the UK. 

There are two float glass lines located in St Helens – one at Greengate and one at Cowley Hill. There is also a rolled glass operation at the nearby Watson Street site and one of the World’s most advanced offline coating lines based at Cowley Hill. We also supply laminated glass and fire-resistant glass from St Helens. 

As one of Britain’s leading glass suppliers we have a network of distribution and processing operations across the UK. We supply to the Trade only offering insulating glazing units incorporating toughened, laminated and fire-resistant glass products, as well as a wide range of coated glass for solar control and thermal insulation. 

This business also includes Pilkington Architectural, the NSG Group's manufacturer of the patented Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing system for distribution worldwide. 

The company operates throughout the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, supplying a wide range of glass solutions to the glazing and construction industry. Special products available from Stockists in the Republic of Ireland include the range of fire-resistant glass range of Pilkington Pyrostop® and Pilkington Pyrodur® also Pilkington Suncool™ for solar control and the latest in thermal insulation from Pilkington K Glass™ S, Pilkington Optitherm™ S1 Plus and unique Pilkington Spacia™ slim vacuum glazing. 

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Automotive glass solutions in the UK

Pilkington Automotive Limited offers specific glass technology for the automotive industry. We have three Automotive facilities in the UK, sub-divided into two major units supplying glass solutions for original equipment and replacement glass. 

Automotive Original Equipment site is located in Kings Norton, in the West Midlands. We also have two Automotive Glass Replacement facilities based at Redditch, Worcestershire, and Queenborough in the South East of England.