- Location: Gorey, Co.Wexford
- Sector: Manufacturer
Funding clarity fuels growth of leading windows manufacturer
Weatherglaze Windows has been Ireland’s leading supplier of PVC windows and doors for over 45 years. The family-owned business employs up to 70 people and is based in Gorey, Wexford, where it has its factory and processing centre. Weatherglaze buys in lengths of PVC glass which are then cut and assembled to produce windows, doors, sliding windows and conservatories. All of this activity is carried out on-site before the finished goods are transported around the country for use in buildings and conservatories nationwide.
With an ever-expanding product range, and a focus on innovation, the business depends on financing for additional machinery and upgrades that allow it to continue producing cutting-edge designs.
Weatherglaze first turned to Bibby Financial Services Ireland ahead of a round of new product launches in 2017. Requiring additional capital expenditure, Weatherglaze were unable to get the support they needed from the main pillar banks, and instead turned to Bibby Financial Services Ireland. After meeting with the team and agreeing terms, Weatherglaze had access to the necessary funds in a matter of days.
With an ongoing need for finance to support additional equipment, machinery and vehicles, the two have been working together ever since – supporting both Weatherglaze and employment in the local area.
Jim Dempsey, Chairman of Weatherglaze Windows: “Weatherglaze is a close-knit, family-run business with strong ties to our local community. We’re proud of our long tradition of providing high-quality products and the important role we play as a leading employer in Gorey.
“After we recognised our need for additional finance, we exhausted ourselves dealing with the main banks. Bibby Financial Services Ireland understood the needs of our business and our aspirations to continue growing, and we were quickly able to access the required funds.
“Having that steady cash flow allows everything we do to come together – from buying the raw materials to producing and transporting our windows around the country. We’ll continue to avail of Bibby Financial Services’ support and expertise to help our business go from strength to strength.”