Solar Acquires Aperture Manufacturing Assets From Profine
With a highly successful history dating back over 28 years in the commercial sector, the directors and senior management of Solar Windows have set up Solar Calibre Ltd and Solar Norvik Ltd as associated businesses.
This has been for the purchase of manufacturing assets from profine Group that relate sale of essential assets from Aperture Trading Ltd. This enables profine Group to focus on the extrusion of window and door systems, while the newly formed businesses under the Solar name will use their considerable experience in manufacture of windows and doors for the commercial sector, but also with some sales to the trade.
Both Solar Calibre Ltd and Solar Norvik Ltd will operate from the Huthwaite site that is shared with profine UK and Celsius Glass. This will be a major boost for the local labour market which has been impacted by the redundancy of several hundred former workers at the site. It will also help expand the reach of Solar Windows from Caerphilly, Wales into the Midlands in England.
Carl Lewis, managing director of Solar Windows and the two new business entities commented: This is a significant opportunity for us to spread our reach into the middle of the UK and to expand our operations into the new build sector under the Norvik brand. We’ve already got significant experience in the fire door sector and so the Warden Fire Door brand will help us accelerate our growth in this sector, while the Craftsmen and GRP doors will support our move into selected segments of the trade market. We’ve got a partnership agreement in place with profine that will realise benefits for both parties and the Solar team and I are excited about realising this potential in the coming years.