Image Above: Mark Hickox, Thermoseal Group’s Sales Director.
The demand for more energy efficient insulated glass (IG) components has been growing worldwide with the global drive for more energy efficient buildings. This, coupled with the changing UK market, has contributed to a growth in demand for Thermoseal Group’s highest performance warm edge spacers, which is set to continue.
Thermoseal Group’s Sales Director Mark Hickox, having now analysed the Group’s 2019 sales, announces a 10% growth in the Group’s export business which now supplies IG components to 48 countries in 5 continents.
Mark tells us: “We have seen significant interest in our products from a variety of export markets to suggest that this growth in sales will continue throughout 2020 and beyond.
“In 2019, we saw a 41% growth in sales of Thermoflex Warm Edge Spacer and the range of manual application equipment we supply. This product alone is now sold in 15 countries across 4 continents and is being trialled by manufacturers far and wide. We have also been working with the key manufacturers of automated application equipment for the application of flexible spacer and have seen an increase in our sales of Thermoflex Auto Reels. Our Thermoflex Dual Seal product is also now supplied to export markets.
“In 2020, we have already booked to exhibit at a range of exhibitions including: China Glass Shanghai (14-17 April); Glass South America (3-6 June); The 24th International Passive House Conference Berlin (20-21 September); Glasstec Dusseldorf (20-23 October) and Glasstech Asia Bangkok (17-19 November). We will also support our key distributors in exhibiting at regional shows to develop awareness of warm edge technology and the advantages of working with our highest performance Thermobar and Thermoflex Warm Edge Spacers.
“Glasstec Dusseldorf is always the biggest show for us and this year is set to be no different. We are again planning our popular ThermoBAR at McLaughlin’s Irish Bar in the Altstadt on the Wednesday evening of the show. As usual, it’ll be free drinks, food and entertainment, but you’ll need a dedicated entry band to get in, so if you’d like to reserve your bands now, please e-mail email@example.com and we’ll make sure you’re on the list to get yours.”