Castle Glass was among the first sealed unit manufacturers to offer Edgetech’s Super Spacer Warm Edge Technology (WET). Ten years on its units are being requested by Architects, homeowners and even Iceland supermarkets! “We started manufacturing Super Spacer in our units in 1998 and since then we have seen demand for our units grow tremendously,” says Dave McMahon, Director of Castle Glass. “Having started in a 450 sq ft factory we’re now manufacturing 1500 Super Spacer units a week on a semi automated line out of 10,000 sq ft premises. Ten years ago Warm Edge Technology was seen as a product specifically for extreme weather conditions but I could see the potential of its thermal performance and better aesthetics for our market and I’m glad I did. It’s helped our growth tremendously and we’re still growing. Since the beginning Castle Glass has made the most of its advantage over its competitors and that investment has paid off with Architects now writing Super Spacer WET into their plans, homeowners stopping our drivers on the street and asking for more information and Iceland supermarkets requesting specialist double glazed units for the tops of their Freezers to help them save on their electricity bills.
“I started using Super Spacer because I could see it was a great product but as the rest of the market has caught on to Warm Edge Technology, sealed unit manufacturers like us have had to find other ways to further differentiate ourselves. That’s where Edgetech go the extra mile. They’ve done a great job with the new 360 total business support package they’re offering to help us sell more. For example we’ve had technical support to achieve EN1279 Part 2 and marketing support to help our sales team.”
Managing Director of Edgetech, Andy Jones has the final word: “Castle Glass has been a valued Edgetech customer for ten years and it’s been great to see the company grow continuously as a result of it’s commitment to the market and drive to offer the best products. We look forward to working even more closely with Castle in the future to ensure the demand for its products continues.”