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Irish mission for UK glazier

Post Time:Jul 21,2009Classify:Company NewsView:437

Emergency glazing specialist, Solaglas Windowcare, has announced that the company has expanded its 24/7 UK-wide operation to cover Southern Ireland.
The Saint-Gobain owned company, which is currently targeting high street retail clients with emergency boarding-up and reglazing services, has responded to requests from UK-based clients to provide an efficient and cost-effective service in the Republic of Ireland.
The service started on 1 June 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 whole of 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 UK.
The company is also 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 nation repair, replacement 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 UK.”
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 centres and retailers. Last year the business reported turnover of over £23m.


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About Solaglas Windowcare
Solaglas Windowcare is the industry leader in the repair, replacement and refurbishment of windows and doors on behalf of insurance companies, commercial and public sector clients, making major savings compared to equivalent replacement costs.
Emergency Helpline: +44 (0) 870 242 7379 or, email  
Solaglas Windowcare operates in sectors:
•         Insurance Services
•         Commercial Glazing
•         Maintenance Services
•         Call Management
The company is an active member of a range of industry bodies and has become members of the British Hospitality Association, the British Retail Consortium and the British Institute of Facilities Management.
Last year the business completed a major rebranding exercise and established four specific operating sectors for growth: Insurance Services, Commercial Glazing, Maintenance Services and Call Management. A recent restructure of the business’s sales and marketing department saw the appointment of three new sales managers.

Source: Solaglas Windowcare Author: shangyi

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