Cube Glass near doubles its footprint with acquisition of existing factory

Gary Thorn, Cube Glass founder and Managing Director

INNOVATIVE glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass is set to near double the size of its premises in Cumbernauld’s Tannoch Place with the purchase of its 4,200 sq ft factory unit from landlord, Ashtenne, and submission of a planning application to build a 3,800 sq ft factory extension.

The acquisition also includes enough land to build another 1,700 sq ft unit for further expansion if and when required.

Gary Thorn, Cube Glass founder and Managing Director, said: “A positive response from North Lanarkshire Council to our planning application will result in our building a much-needed extension which will permit us to get closer to fulfilling our company’s potential.

“The additional space should deliver a 20 per cent rise in turnover since we will be able to bid for larger aluminium curtain walling jobs with higher contract values. We will also be buying a couple of large CNC machines to carry-out this anticipated additional work.   

“In addition, with this increased capacity we will be able to meet customer demand for these bigger jobs which, in turn, secures the jobs of our existing workforce. A further spinoff will be the creation of up to four new jobs, including a couple of apprentices. We hope, again subject to planning consent, to be in a position to move into the new extension by the end of 2020.”

Fast-growing Cube Glass has already established a presence in sectors such as education health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes. A cascade of recent six-figure contracts has placed the manufacturer and installer on track for another record year of sales and profits.

The company focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass.

With record sales this year of around £2.75m, it has 14 highly qualified employees. Around 80% of the company’s sales are made to major companies such as Hilton Hotels, the Ministry of Defence, Arnold Clark, Morris and Spottiswood and Clark Contracts.

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