01 Sep 2014
Emplas, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of domestic windows, doors and conservatories, has chosen to source all of its glass from Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, under an agreement expected to be worth seven figures. Under the one-year deal, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited will supply Pilkington energiKare™ insulating glass units used by the Northamptonshire-based fabricator, which manufactures more than 2,000 frames a week for customers nationwide.
The glass manufacturer has supplied glass to Emplas for more than a decade, and its branded products play a central role in Emplas’ customer marketing materials.
This deal formalises the partnership for the first time. Ryan Johnson, managing director at Emplas, said: “We have earned a strong reputation in the market for delivering high-quality products that deliver cutting-edge energy performance, and our long-standing use of Pilkington products has played a big part in this.
“Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage in particular has been an important product for us, delivering market-leading performance in terms of the thermal efficiency it delivers for the cost. Energy efficiency is obviously a major driver for our customers and the Pilkington brand remains a strong selling point.”
John Spiby, domestic products national sales manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, said: “We’ve been working with Emplas for more than 10 years, providing the brand with the glass solutions and the support it needs to continue delivering excellent end-products for its clients. “That Emplas has made this choice after years of working with our products is testament to our consistency of quality, both in the products and the service we deliver. “This deal consolidates our strong customer base of fabricators in the UK domestic market. We look forward to supporting the business with our latest product developments, and helping to keep them at the forefront of glazing technology.”