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Mercury Rising After a Decade Of Vertical Slider Success

Published: 23rd May 2013

Vertical sliders specialist Mercury Glazing is marking 10 years in business, with year-on-year sales growth, record-breaking manufacturing levels and significant investment in new staff and machinery.

The Gloucester-based trade fabricator is reporting a 30% increase in sales, driven by a combination of high customer retention and satisfaction levels, plus new business success.

Mercury Glazing is already fabricating over 150 windows a week from Spectus profile and capacity is set to increase further, with over £100,000 of investment in new machinery and delivery vehicles. The workforce is also expanding by 20, with Mercury Glazing recruiting for a number of new manufacturing roles.

The company was established in 2003 after founders Martin Halford and Steve Cross identified a gap in the market for the fabrication of specialist windows, whose manufacture was often complex, labour intensive and disruptive to production lines.

Growing numbers of window businesses are switching on to the benefits of buying in vertical sliders and many are recommended to Mercury Glazing for their high quality finished product.

Chris Hughes, Sales Director for Mercury Glazing, said: “Our 10th year in business is already proving to be our best yet and with so much investment planned, further expansion is in the pipeline.

“The whole business is customer-focused. It sounds a cliché but the customer truly is king, which is why we have a dedicated customer services engineer.

“We’re also able to offer an exceptional product in our vertical slider, which has always been well received by the market. Mercury Glazing adopted the Spectus system from the outset – it was technically advanced at that time and nothing has superseded it since.

“2013 is shaping up to be a successful year and we’re keen to share this with both existing and new customers.”

Mercury Glazing offers vertical sliders in a wide range of colour and woodgrain foil finishes, with nationwide delivery available.

The vertical slider is one of Spectus Window Systems’ most popular products, combining the high performance of PVC-U with the appearance of a traditional timber sliding sash window. The window offers full Ovolo detail throughout, a tilt-in facility for cleaning and 128mm front to back dimensions for easy timber sash replacement.

For further information on Mercury Glazing, visit www.mercuryglazing.co.uk or telephone 01452 383344.