Thermoseal Group has been shortlisted for the award for its dedication to manufacturing and innovation. The Group has invested over £5 million in research, development and a modern manufacturing plant in Wigan to manufacture market-leading insulated glass sealed unit components – namely Thermobar and Thermoflex warm edge spacers and accessories. This self-funded investment includes the set-up of its own Innovation Centre, purchase of additional buildings, manufacturing equipment, and the employment of a production team which has almost doubled the number of staff employed by the Group.
“As part of our commitment to innovation, we worked on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with a key national university to ensure that our products are developed and tested with the best knowledge resources. In addition, we have invested a substantial amount of money in setting up our own innovation centre to develop and test the products that we supply.
“It is with the learning and development that we have taken from the KTP that we have since employed the material specialist from the university and invested over £250K on laboratory equipment for our innovation centre. We are the only UK insulated glass components supplier with in-house testing to EN1279 industry standards for our customers. This ensures that we can test the performance of our components within glazing units to ensure that we are producing premium products. We are now set to develop new products to meet and exceed future requirements for energy efficiency and help our customers to make more thermally efficient units.”