Leading warm-edge supplier Swisspacer continues to experience extraordinary growth as sealed-unit manufacturers and window fabricators recognise its high-performance, no-investment-needed benefits and effectiveness in helping to gain top window energy ratings. In 2008 sales in the UK grew 300% and growth is accelerating into 2009.
Marketing and sales manager Peter Appel said: “We will overtake the total amount of linear metres sold in 2008 by the end of March. This is because the market for warm-edge products is growing as homeowners demand energy-efficient windows, and sealed-unit manufacturers and window fabricators turn to Swisspacer to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Companies looking to use warm-edge want to have the best.”
Sales of the top-performing Swisspacer V have grown dramatically worldwide. In 2007 it accounted for 7% of Swisspacer’s total sales. In 2008 it grew to 13% of sales and in the first quarter of 2009 it was 26%. In March it accounted for 37% of sales.
With three distribution partners covering the whole of the UK and Ireland – Magden, DGS/Solutions UK and National Seal – sealed-unit manufacturers can purchase the range of Swisspacer products in the way that is most convenient to them.
Swisspacer is one of the top-performing warm-edge spacer brands. Tests conducted by IFT Rosenheim, the independent European fenestration research and test facility, show Swisspacer outperforms all other spacers for Psi values so it helps windows achieve the highest energy ratings.
While Swisspacer’s performance is ahead of other warm-edge spacers, it exactly matches the external shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers. This means sealed-unit manufacturers and fabricators do not need costly, specially adapted sealed unit machinery to use Swisspacer.
Kathryn Dalgleish, Swisspacer’s marketing and sales manager in the UK and Ireland, said: “We’ve had an unprecedented number of enquiries from new customers as more companies understand the benefits of using Swisspacer. We believe our growth will continue as more companies take advantage of selling top-performing energy-efficient windows.”