Synseal’s Global Glass division has grown steadily since its creation to become one of the Top 10 volume manufacturers of insulated glass units for the UK fenestration industry and when decorative glass units are required, the company turns to Regalead as its number one supplier of coloured films, lead and bevels, all backed by an extensive support package.
Steve Musgrave, Manufacturing Director at Synseal explains: “Around 5% of the IGUs we manufacture may contain decorative elements so we need to process these products as a special manufacturing operation, together with our volume IGU production. The majority of the product produced is rectangular and diamond patterns but the range provided by RegaLead caters for a wide range of applications including residential door lights, conservatory top lights and general casement and feature bay windows. We have also recently further enhanced our automated processes with the introduction of a CadRam resin application machine and Glass Eye plotter package.
“We are delighted with the specialist services provided by RegaLead. Product quality is what you would expect from an established market leader, so no problems there, but what sets them apart is their responsiveness and marketing support, such as the Decorative Options literature. Products are rarely out of stock, and the next day delivery service is a big plus as well.”
Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director at RegaLead adds: “It’s fantastic to partner with like-minded companies such as Global Glass, whose philosophy is to help their customers up sell by adding value. Within the IGU market over recent years, increased value has been generated predominantly by improvement in technical performance with rapidly lowering U-Values to the point where A+ ratings are now practically the norm. Decorative glass, however, provides an additional way to add value in the aesthetics of the unit, and as we know, performance and aesthetics need not be mutually exclusive. We understand that it is much more than product alone, and we provide the full package, including design, through our unique Glass Eye Package, and industry leading marketing support.”