Cube Glass outlines significant factory expansion plans



Glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass is set to near double the size of its footprint with the acquisition of its existing Cumbernauld premises and a planning application for a substantial extension.

Gary Thorn

Cube Glass, which will purchase its 4,200 sq ft factory unit at Tannoch Place from landlord Ashtenne, has submitted plans to build a 3,800 sq ft factory extension.

The acquisition also includes enough land to build another 1,700 sq ft unit for further expansion if and when required.

Gary Thorn, Cube Glass founder and managing director, said the expansion will enable the firm to cope with bigger jobs.

He said: “A positive response from North Lanarkshire Council to our planning application will result in our building a much-needed extension which will permit us to get closer to fulfilling our company’s potential.

“The additional space should deliver a 20% rise in turnover since we will be able to bid for larger aluminium curtain walling jobs with higher contract values. We will also be buying a couple of large CNC machines to carry-out this anticipated additional work.

“In addition, with this increased capacity we will be able to meet customer demand for these bigger jobs which, in turn, secures the jobs of our existing workforce. A further spinoff will be the creation of up to four new jobs, including a couple of apprentices. We hope, again subject to planning consent, to be in a position to move into the new extension by the end of 2020.”

Cube Glass has already established a presence in sectors such as education health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes. Recent six-figure contracts have placed the manufacturer and installer on track for another record year of sales and profits.



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