Clear route to growth for glazing products producer as sales soar
A Dinnington manufacturer of glazing products is on course for its best-ever year and will shortly be creating 17 new jobs to keep up with customer demand.
Granada Secondary Glazing, which has seen sales soar by 40% over the last 12 months, believes the growth is down to an increasing number of people switching onto the energy and cost saving benefits of secondary glazing in homes.
The firm has invested £1.8m into new production equipment and IT systems since 2020 and £1m has been channelled into its new secondary glazing solution.
Granada Secondary Glazing produces around 25,000 secondary glazing frames every single year, making it the largest manufacturer of its type in the UK.
The company invests more than £500,000 every year into new product development.
Craig Robertson, who joined the business as managing director in February last year, said: “In line with business growth, we’ve been on a recruitment drive for much of the last year.
“We currently employ 68 full-time members of staff, with the intention to expand this to 85 over the coming financial year.
“The expansion of our sales team is going to be crucial in maintaining success, which is why we’re currently in the process of filling three high-level sales positions throughout the UK.
“Everyone is focused on an incredibly ambitious growth target of £15m by March 2026, which would see us double turnover in just four years.”
The company notes it still believes Government can do more to incentivise homeowners to invest and invited local MP Alexander Stafford to tour its facility on Campbell Way.
Robertson explained: “We’ve had some outstanding results in the installations we’ve completed recently and wanted to get the ear of Government to see if there was a way that secondary glazing could enjoy similar incentives and grants that other home improvement products receive.
“With this in mind, we invited Alexander Stafford MP to have the conversation, so he fully understood the thermal benefits of our products and what this translates to in pound notes.
“We were delighted when Mr Stafford agreed to put his name to a letter that we’ll be sending to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.”
Stafford said: “It was fantastic to visit Granada Secondary Glazing, an innovative and fast-growing business right in the heart of my constituency of Rother Valley.
“The company is manufacturing a product that could potentially drive down everyone’s energy bills, and I hope my visit can generate some interest in secondary glazing amongst local residents.”