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Solaglas Windowcare expands into Ireland

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Emergency glazing specialist, Solaglas Windowcare, expanded its 24/7 U.K.-wide operation to cover Southern Ireland, according to a July 20 company release.

The Saint-Gobain owned company--currently targeting high-street retail clients with emergency boarding-up and reglazing services--has responded to requests from U.K.-based clients to provide an efficient and cost-effective service in the Republic of Ireland.

The service started onJune 1,although the company has spent six months putting in place a national network of contracted and vetted emergency glaziers to ensure coverage for commercial and retail businesses throughout the country.

The glazing network will be managed from the company’s base in South Yorkshire, using the existing workflow systems to ensure that quality and response standards meet those provided to commercial clients in the U.K.

The company also is able to provide a national 24-hour locksmith service throughout Ireland as an additional service enhancement.

Announcing the move into Southern Ireland, Managing Director Ian Davy commented: “As a business we have made excellent progress in the commercial glazing sector, building relations with leading high-street retailers, facility companies and public sector agency clients with a national repair and replacement service delivered to a high standard. This decision to expand makes sense as we make our services available to British-based businesses with outlets and operations based in towns and cities across Ireland.

“We are confident that we will run a competitive service across the country at the same quality that our existing clients enjoy in the U.K.,” Davy said in the release.

Solaglas Windowcare directly employs 340 people at its main office in Hellaby, near Rotherham, and at its branches in Dartford, Preston, Plymouth and Kingston-upon-Thames. The company plans to expand its British network of branches.

The company’s portfolio of clients includes major insurers, loss adjusters, facilities management companies, building maintenance companies, government agencies, local authorities, hotels, passenger centers and retailers. Last year the business reported turnover of over £23 million [$37.6 million], according to the release.

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