With an investment programme totalling £30 million, trade customers now have more choice with Camden Group – and Super Spacer warm edge technology.
Glassex always plays host to some of the biggest industry news, and this year was no exception with the announcement that leading trade fabricator Camden Group is to offer its 1,000 customer base superior performance sealed units and windows incorporating Super Spacer. Thermal efficiency featured heavily on Camden Groups’ flagship stand right at the entrance to the exhibition, an indication of the company’s commitment to more energy efficient products.
News of the opening of their purpose built, fully automated sealed unit production plant dedicated to fit Super Spacer to all sealed units is the latest development in Camden’s massive expansion programme, resulting in 300 new jobs over eight factories with an amazing 600,000 sq ft of production. The new facilities include a state of the art cutting machine, arrissing machine and five IGU lines. Two furnaces enable large scale toughening on site.
Camden Group’s Managing Director Kieran Lavery comments: “We took the decision to move to selling warm edge technology units incorporating Super Spacer rather than just remaining with aluminium spacers because we believe warm edge technology is the future. We’ve seen it happen in the North American window markets, and now it’s driving the market here. The buzz word at Glassex and across the industry in general is energy efficiency, and the Camden Group are dedicated to improving the energy efficiency levels of our sealed units and glazed frames.
“This is a significant step for Camden Group and is line with our strategic growth plans, which include providing a range of quality products using the latest technologies to enable us to expand in existing markets as well as reach new markets. We have always managed to buck the trend of a declining UK manufacturing sector by placing an emphasis on innovation. Investing in Super Spacer is therefore a natural progression to keep our customers ahead of the competition and at the forefront of market developments.”
Andy Jones adds: “Camden’s decision to offer Super Spacer marks an important milestone in the development of the UK and Irish warm edge technology markets. With the capacity to offer 45,000 sealed units and 16,000 frames per week, Camden’s investment and proactive marketing strategy means more installers, fabricators, specifiers and homeowners can now benefit from energy efficient windows.”