Swisspacer bender now in operation at Glass Systems 5 November 2010 Back to news index

Glass Systems is the first IGU manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to automate production of Swisspacer. The South Wales based company invested in the Lisec BSV 45 ANK as part of its growth strategy.

Swisspacer bender now in operation at Glass Systems

Swisspacer is the company’s preferred warm edge spacer bar at its largest manufacturing facility in Swansea, where it now produces 25,000 sealed units a week, and is an integral part of the company’s own brand of sealed unit – Ecopane.

Since the new Lisec machinery was installed at the start of October, it has already made a difference to production. National Sales Manager Kevin Pearce comments: “Investing in this new machinery has improved our manufacturing capabilities. Because it allows us to produce a continuous spacer bar, saving time and cost over the previous cut and key method, it makes the factory far more efficient. It has fitted into production easily and we can keep ahead of demand.”

Kevin continues: “We’ve seen a steady increase in the volume of warm edge sealed units we’re supplying as the number of our customers achieving Window Energy Ratings (WERs) is growing. With the introduction of the revised Building Regulations we knew that this trend would continue. So we took the decision to automate Swisspacer production.”

For more information on Glass Systems call 01792 773752. For more information on Swisspacer call 0845 601 1265.