Cube Glass pens a further high-end partnering agreement as official Scottish distributor of Glazing Vision rooflights

Leading precision manufacturer Cube Glass has been appointed an official distributor in Scotland of Glazing Vision rooflights which designs and manufactures innovative architectural glass rooflights for customers across the globe.

 

The pioneering rooflight company, which helps people to embrace light, air and space, manufactures all of its rooflights in the heart of rural Norfolk, and can manufacture both standard and bespoke rooflights to meet any architectural brief.

The agreement will position the innovative Scottish glass and aluminium specialist as the country’s sole distributor.

 

Jason Cooper, International Account Manager at Glazing Vision, said: “As the latest official distributor of Glazing Vision products, we are delighted that Gary and the team at Cube Glass will now be able to take pride in the fact that in letting the light in, we are committed to providing our customers with the best-in-class rooflights available on the market.

“Whether Cube Glass customers are looking for fixed, opening, walk-out or walk-on rooflights, Glazing Vision offers the perfect solution.”

Gary Thorn, Founder and Managing Director of Cube Glass, said: “We are very pleased to have reached agreement with Glazing Vision to be an official distributor in Scotland of its products which are sold throughout Europe and in every state of the US.

“We believe Glazing Vision’s products will appeal to our high-end customers and beyond who demand top quality solutions to their spatial needs.

“We are in complete agreement with our new partner on the benefits of natural daylight on mental health and recognise how much better we all feel when we are subjected to more natural daylight which allows our bodies to absorb greater amounts of vitamin D.”

 

The partnership is the latest venture by Cube Glass which already has fruitful relationships with Portugal-based Panoramah, which makes a unique range of minimalist sliding doors and curtain walling with ultra-thin sightlines and high-end French design and engineering specialist Bel’M.

The company’s valued supplier relationships also include those with industry-recognised specialists such as Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and Schüco.

 

The Cumbernauld-based business has pushed its turnover to a record £4.5m in the year to October 2023, up from £3.25m in the previous year. It now hopes to consolidate future revenues around this level.

Cube Glass, which was established in 2004, focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass. It supplies sectors including education, health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes.

 

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Scotland’s Cube Glass seals another international partnership with Portugal-based minimalist sliding door pioneer Panoramah

In one of its most imaginative and potentially far-reaching strategic alliances so far, leading precision manufacturer Cube Glass has become the selected supplier in Scotland for Swiss-owned and Portugal-based Panoramah.

 

The partnership will position the innovative Scottish glass and aluminium specialist as the gateway for the new trend towards using large panes of glass in both domestic and commercial settings which show more of the view and less of the frames.

 

Panoramah makes a unique range of minimalist sliding doors and curtain walling with ultra-thin sightlines at its two factories at Porto in North Portugal. It manufactures its own glass and has invested millions to take its product worldwide.

 

It is now one of the largest glass transformers in Europe with a 9-metre furnace and the ability to process double- and triple-glazed units up to 29 sq m. This capacity has proved critical as glass absorbs new functions and admits irregular and curved shapes.

 

Gary Thorn, Founder and Managing Director of Cube Glass, said: “The whole team at Cube Glass is very excited to be working with Panoramah, which is pushing the boundaries in terms of what can be done with glass. Its products are quite amazing.

 

“It was looking for a partner in Scotland as part of its international expansion strategy and I had met its representatives at trade shows so, after very productive and informative visits to its sites, the alliance naturally fell into place.

 

“Panoramah has very ambitious expansion plans. It wants to double its footprint in order to cut down its lead times and, although it is more famous for its sliding doors, its curtain walling is catching up as a main product.”

 

The partnership is the latest venture by Cube Glass which already has a fruitful relationship with high-end French design and engineering specialist Bel’M, as well as its prestigious existing supplier relationships with industry-recognised specialists such as Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and Schüco.

 

Thorn said he expected to see other manufacturers respond to the technical challenges raised by Panoramah by introducing their own ranges of thinner sightline glass products with potentially more competitive pricing.

 

He said: “There is no doubt that Panoramah’s is an expensive system, but there will be clients out there who only want the best and who can afford it and, as people become more aware of what can be done, its popularity will increase.”

 

The Cumbernauld-based tech pioneer has pushed its turnover to a record £4.5 million in the year to October 2023, up from £3.25 million the previous year. It now hopes to consolidate future revenues in the region of this level.

 

Cube Glass, which was established in 2004, focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass. It supplies sectors including education, health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes.

 

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XL-size contracts push Cumbernauld’s Cube Glass revenues skywards and international partnerships start to pay dividends

In one of its strongest trading advances on record, innovative Scottish glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass has boosted its revenues by well in excess of £1 million as well as developing lucrative new international partnerships.

 

The Cumbernauld-based tech pioneer has pushed its turnover to a record £4.5 million in the year to October 2023, up from £3.25 million the previous year. It now hopes to consolidate future revenues in the region of this level.

 

The main driver of the exceptional growth in 2022/23 was a single, unusually large contract for screens for flats and retail units on a massive community benefit programme led by one of Scotland’s foremost social housing developers.

 

In its now-accepted role as one of the country’s leading precision manufacturers, Cube Glass is also steadily introducing new and international industry-leading products with a view to maintaining its value to the market.

 

Gary Thorn, Founder and Managing Director of Cube Glass, said: “Last year was probably the most exceptional year for Cube Glass since the company was established 20 years ago, driven by new levels in contract size.

 

“But, while our main competitors concentrate almost exclusively on commercial deals, we also have a strong pipeline of residential work and we are building strong relationships with smaller, high-end architectural practices which specialise in this field.

 

“In domestic work, there is a significant move towards slimmer sightlines and doors with bigger panels and more glass – a trend which is being led by the international partners with whom we now regularly interact.”

 

Cube Glass has had a fruitful relationship with high-end French design and engineering specialist Bel’M, as well as its prestigious existing supplier relationships with industry-recognised specialists such as Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and Schüco.

 

Thorn said the company was now sitting in a comfortable niche in which it had demonstrated the capacity to take on large contracts but also maintained the ability to undertake smaller and more challenging projects.

He said: “Some larger competitors are essentially running production lines, but we now have so much experience and expertise in the factory, in project management and especially in design that we can contemplate more challenging individual projects.

 

“The flexibility and experience of the fabrication teams is also quite unique, in that they can turn their hands to anything and are happy to undertake challenging work from which other, larger manufacturers might shy away.”

 

Thorn said the company’s aim for 2023/24 was to maintain market share, improve quality and spread the word about its capabilities and ambitions. It is also giving back to the community with support for three local football teams as well as sponsorship of Ladies’ Night at Hamilton, the Lanarkshire racecourse’s biggest social event of the year.

 

Cube Glass, which was established in 2004, focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass. It supplies sectors including education, health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes.

 

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CUBE GLASS UNVEILED AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR LADIES’ NIGHT

Lanarkshire-based glazing company sign multi-year partnership for the biggest night of the Hamilton Park season.

Hamilton Park have announced Cube Glass as the new sponsors of their flagship fixture in a multi-year partnership. The Cube Glass Ladies’ Night takes place on Saturday 3 August at the award winning resort, where top quality racing comes together with glitz, glamour, fashion and live entertainment to create the biggest night out of the summer.

The Lanarkshire-based glazing company designs, supplies and installs a variety of products involving aluminium and glass. These include – windows, bi-folding doors, sliding doors, standard doors, curtain walling, balconies, glazed roofs and internal glazed partitions.

Gary Thorn, Director of Cube Glass, said: “Cube Glass jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the biggest racenight at Hamilton Park, signing a two-year agreement as title sponsor for Ladies’ Night. We look forward with huge excitement to meeting new friends on the day, as well as welcoming lots of existing customers and suppliers.”.

Ladies’ Night at Hamilton Park has long been established as one of the premier fixtures in the Scottish racing calendar with racegoers attending the event in their thousands.

Pic: Hamilton Park sponsorship and advertising manager Ann Doyle with Gary Thorn, director of new ladies’ night title sponsors Cube Glass 

Ashley Moon, Racecourse Managing Director at Hamilton Park said: “Ladies’ Night is the biggest night of the year at Hamilton Park and we’re delighted to be welcoming Cube Glass as our new title sponsor.

“We’ve got a fantastic evening planned with some great racing action on the track which will be complimented by an incredible line-up of entertainment that will be revealed in the coming weeks. It really is shaping up to be an unmissable night!

“The event also features our hugely popular Best Dressed Lady competition, sponsored by Cosmedicare, and our Slater Menswear Man of Style competition, both with thousands of pounds worth of prizes up for grabs on the night. With our discounted tickets on sale now, saving £10 per adult, there’s no better time to book.”

Advance purchase tickets for the Cube Glass Ladies Night on Saturday 3 August are on sale now from only £32.50, saving you £10 when booked online in advance before 31 May 2024.

Make Hamilton Park a must for your diary this summer, and REMEMBER – it’s always cheaper to book online in advance. All admission tickets, including concession, student and Under 18s – who go FREE – are available to purchase from the website www.hamilton-park.co.uk.

To book your tickets for Cube Glass Ladies’ Night, click here.

NOTES TO EDITOR

Hamilton Park is an award-winning horse racing, conference, events and accommodation resort, with a first-class season of fixtures and so much more. It boasts a 5 Star Visitor Attraction rating – VisitScotland’s highest accolade, and was crowned 2018 RCA Showcase Champions at the prestigious industry awards ceremony where venues from across the UK are recognised for showing “excellence and innovation” in customer experience.

 

As well as offering top racing action from May to October, the venue offers exciting entertainment and themed days and nights, truly offering something for everyone. From family days and the famous Lanark Silver Bell event, to the legendary Saints and Sinners Racenight and Ladies’ Nights, Hamilton Park is a must-visit for a great day or night out.

 

Hamilton Park also opened the doors of its £10m Hampton by Hilton in July 2019, a 118-bedroom hotel within the grounds of the racecourse for all to stay at and enjoy.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For media enquiries please contact Hamilton Park:

Abbie Boyd – 01698 206486 / 07597 048512/ [email protected]

 

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Cube Glass empowers 11 employees with share scheme that allows all of them part ownership of the business

Eleven long-standing team members at fast growing Scottish glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass have been allotted up to one fifth of the equity shares in the company by existing shareholders, principally, founder and managing director, Gary Thorn.

 

The arrangement, which entitles shareholders of the Cumbernauld-based precision manufacturer both to part-ownership and dividends arising from the profitability of the business, has been transacted under HMRC’s approved Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) scheme

 

Gary said: “After more than ten years of active trading as Cube Glass, I wanted to show my appreciation for the huge contribution our colleagues have made to the company over the years by their dedication, commitment and real skill in their diverse roles.

 

“There is really no more to it than that. I want them all to feel part of the business and by being part-owners, I believe I can support that aim.

 

“In addition, the company has just introduced private health cover for everyone who works here.”

 

Andy Logan, managing partner of Glasgow-based CA firm Robb Ferguson, who oversaw the transaction, said: “Gary wants the people who helped him build the business to share in its financial success.

 

“The EMI scheme is an excellent way to reward valued colleagues and it surprises me that so few businesses elect to go down this road. Gary has had the foresight to do so, and I believe it will serve him well in attracting both new business and, potentially, first class, high-quality new recruits.”

 

Cube Glass has recently partnered with high-end French design and engineering specialist Bel’M, as an addition to its prestigious existing supplier relationships with specialists such as Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and Schüco.

 

In addition, it has just completed a £600,000 investment in a new factory – double the size of Cube Glass’s old premises – and will shortly be opening a sophisticated new showroom which will highlight the company’s expanded range.

 

Cube Glass focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass. It supplies sectors including education, health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes.

 

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