It’s been 10 years since Guardian lit their UK float glass furnace and what a 10 years it’s been. After investing over £100 million in the UK plant, Guardian continued to develop its commitment to the UK market when 5 years later they invested a further 6 million in their laminating glass line, then just last year another £35 million in one of the world’s most technically advanced magnetron glass coaters. To celebrate these three land mark events and Guardian’s continued commitment to the UK market; Guardian would like to invite you – the glass and glazing industry to join them in their Triple Anniversary Celebration.
Guardian Industries was originally started in 1932 and entered the UK market in the 1970’s when they used to ship 20-30 loads of toughened glass, for the booming patio market, into the UK on a monthly basis from the US. Since then Guardian have gone from strength to strength, the success of the float line prepared the market for the instillation of the Laminating line and finally last year the long awaited magnetron glass coater was installed which has given Guardian UK the independence and flexibility to ensure they can satisfy the needs of the industry now and for years to come.
Mark Bristow Regional Manager for Guardian Glass UK & Ireland stated: “The road to our 10 year anniversary has been, at times, a bumpy one! We have successfully navigated a double dip recession and managed to achieve growth at a time when many well established companies have fallen short. We greatly attribute this success to our “best in service” approach and our commitment to the independent glass & glazing industry. The independent businesses have shown the same strength and ability to adapt that we have. This mutual support and success is certainly something to be celebrated and we hope that you can all join us in our Triple Anniversary Celebration.”
Scott Thomsen, President of Guardian’s Global Flat Glass Division will be leading the event with a keynote speech. This is an unprecedented opportunity to hear from one of the most influential businessman in the worldwide flat glass industry. The Triple Anniversary event will see the official opening of our magnetron glass coater, with Thomsen set to cut the ribbon. The event will take place at Guardian’s plant in Goole, East Yorkshire on Tuesday 11th June, starting at 10.30am and finishing after speeches, lunch and the opportunity to tour the plant, and see the float line, coater, and laminating line, as well as the interactive glass room and new product’s on display. Don’t miss this opportunity to join Guardian in their Triple Anniversary Celebrations, visit www.guardianglass.co.uk/industry to book your free place at the event; we look forward to seeing you all there.