Cube Glass secures £250,000 worth of new contract wins in the Highlands and Islands

Leading precision manufacturer Cube Glass has secured a series of new contract wins in the North of Scotland totalling £250,000.

 

The Cumbernauld-based company, which manufactures and installs aluminium doors and windows, is set to undertake a curtain walling installation at Castletown Distillery in Thurso and a similar installation at the new ferry terminal at Uig on the Isle of Skye.

 

In addition, Cube Glass will undertake projects to install a mix of double glazed silicon jointed glazed screens and external doors at Old Clyne School in Brora, a 12m wide sliding door screen with windows utilising electrically charged smart glass for a private home in Dornoch, and a brace of bi-folding door projects in Inverness.

 

Gary Thorn, Founder and Managing Director of Cube Glass, said: “These are a mixture of new contracts which showcase our versatility and fabrication skills and we have installation dates for each of them reaching into mid-Summer.

 

“We have a strong record of undertaking successful project in the Highlands and Islands and our team of installers always look forward to their journey northwards.

 

“We consistently stress the benefits of natural daylight on mental health and recognise how much better we all feel when we are subjected to more natural daylight within a secure and ecologically sustainable environment.”

 

 [NOTE: these pictures are of a previous installation in the Highlands by Cube Glass]

 

Cube Glass enjoys fruitful relationships with a number of leading specialist suppliers including Portugal-based Panoramah, which makes a unique range of minimalist sliding doors and curtain walling with ultra-thin sightlines, high-end French design and engineering specialist Bel’M. And most recently Glazing Vision rooflights which designs and manufactures innovative architectural glass rooflights for customers across the globe.

 

Its 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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Raft of new hires and promotions at precision manufacturer Cube Glass

Leading precision manufacturer Cube Glass has made a series of new hirings and promotions as it continues a sustained period of organic growth.

 

The Cumbernauld-based company, which manufactures and installs aluminium doors and windows, has hired Gary Stevenson as its new Project Manager and Craig Bennett as Commercial Manager. In addition, Trevor Clark has been promoted to Operations Manager.

 

Gary Thorn, Founder and Managing Director of Cube Glass, said: “Gary arrives with a wealth of experience having started life as a joiner before turning to the aluminium fenestration discipline in 1996 as an installer and has worked his way up to the position of project manager for some well-respected companies in Scotland.

 

“Craig has worked for a number of main contractors including Morris and Spottiswood and returns to us as our Commercial Manager having spent four years here between 2018 – 2022.

 

“Trevor started life as a fabricator at the age of 16 and very quickly rose through the ranks of estimating, buying, project supervisor, and project management to become our new operations manager.

 

“We welcome all of them in their new roles and look forward to them delivering the highest possible standards our customers deserve and demand.”

 

Mr Thorn added that Cube Glass is currently on a sustained recruitment drive and is seeking a number of experienced fabricators and more project management support staff.

 

Unusually for a manufacturing SME, one fifth of the shares in Cube Glass are owned by members of the team, entitling them both to part-ownership and annual dividends arising from the company’s profitability.

 

The shareholding arrangement, transacted under HMRC’s approved Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) scheme, was put in place in September 2022. In addition, for the last thirteen years, all employees of the business have received a bonus each October, again based on the company’s profitability. As well as this, the employees enjoy private health cover.

 

[from left to right: – Gary Stevenson, Trevor Clark and Craig Bennett]

 

The 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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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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