Solaglas Installation partners with Carillion in new glazing deal

Leading support services and construction company Carillion plc has chosen Solaglas as its solus supply partner to service its entire external envelope glass supply requirements. This includes reactive window maintenance and replacement glazing.
July 31, 2011 - PRLog -- Included in the framework agreement with the Saint-Gobain-owned business is the supply of façade glass systems and sealed units.  In addition, Solaglas has joined Carillion’s list of approved sub-contractors for the design and installation of curtain-walling façades as a key member of its ‘Envelope Evolution’ defect reduction programme

The framework agreement is the first of its kind for Carillion and for the glazing industry and helps the company achieve its commitment to sustainability and compliance. It recognises Solaglas’ unique position in the industry to provide Carillion with an enhanced warranty, backed by Solaglas’ parent Saint-Gobain, chain of custody and many other key requirements.  The agreement also recognises Solaglas’ ability to meet Carillion’s needs in a quality way across a number of business requirements

Kieren Curry, Carillion’s Global Supply Chain Manager said: “Innovation was one of the key reasons why we chose Solaglas as a national partner for our glazing envelope requirements. Solaglas has proved itself to be flexible and responds quickly to our fast-moving pace, listening to our needs, while coming up with innovative options that often encompass more than one of their business streams.  As a company, Solaglas can do this whilst driving the expected quality of the ‘Envelope Evolution’ process and add value at many levels of the supply chain.”

Ian Davy, Director – Installation, commented: “We are delighted to work with such as prominent player in the market. Stability, efficiency and a ‘can-do’ approach are qualities that we believe Carillion were after from a supply partner. This relationship is testament to the extensive investment Solaglas is making in products and services to secure our leadership position in the industry.”

Solaglas is a £111m turnover business with 1,100 employees based across 22 separate locations, covering the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland.

Solaglas recently opened a major new facility for its Installation business stream to serve the UK from a manufacturing and customer service base in South Yorkshire.  

Solaglas’ Installation business stream specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of facades, glass products and emergency glazing for the construction, property maintenance and insurance markets.  Solaglas Installation provides an end-to-end service for individual projects and contracts ranging from £50 to £10m.

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About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees.

the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction industry are part of Saint-Gobain. Alongside Solaglas these include British Gypsum, Isover, Weber, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain PAM, Pasquill, Ecophon and Saint-Gobain Solar. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.
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About Solaglas Installation

Solaglas Installation is one of three business streams of the Solaglas Group and is a UK leader in a 24/7 emergency repair, replacement, maintenance and installation service for glass, window frames and doors.   The company is also the UK’s largest installer of aluminium windows, doors, curtain walling and frameless glazing for external façade and interior glazing projects.

Operating from a central contact centre near Rotherham, the business controls a nationwide network of directly-employed engineers and approved glaziers through an innovative workflow management system. The result is the most efficient, cost-effective and robust emergency glass and frame repair and replacement service in the market.

The company provides an unrivalled level of service and coverage across the UK for insurance companies, major-contractors, builders, facilities management businesses, retail businesses and public sector organisations.

Services offered include the reactive repair, planned maintenance, servicing, and refurbishment of all types of windows, door systems and bolted glazing.

Solaglas provides solutions for projects of all sizes, from advanced façade solutions that demand a high degree of technical design and support through to smaller projects that typically require a short lead-time.

About Carillion plc

Carillion plc is one of the UK's leading support services and construction companies, employing around 50,000 people. The company has annual revenue of around £5bn and operations across Britain and in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, North Africa and Caribbean.

Carillion delivers a portfolio of award-winning work in areas vital to society: health, education and regeneration, road, rail, defence and commercial property. From first concept to ongoing facilities management and support services, they provide high quality, cost-effective and sustainable solutions, tailored to the needs of its customers.
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