Clayton Glass secures £2m working capital investment to support rapid growth following acquisition of Global Glass

  • The increased working capital will enable Durham-based Clayton Glass to seize opportunities from increased sales and support.
  • Santander UK supported the acquisition of Global Glass with £2m of working capital investment.

Clayton Glass Limited, one of the UK’s largest glass manufacturers, has secured new funding from Santander UK to support its growth following the acquisition of Global Glass brand in October 2019.  

Clayton Glass is a sealed glass unit manufacturer operating from the largest IGU manufacturing site in the UK, operating across four separate sites and delivering nationwide. Headquartered in Durham, the company employs over 400 people and is the current holder of the IGU Manufacturer of the year award for 2019.

The facility provided by Santander UK will enable the company to take advantage of its expanded customer base and target a 64% growth in sales. The increased facility will provide the company with the working capital capability to pursue its rapid growth forecasts following the acquisition of Global Glass, along with two of their manufacturing facilities in Nottinghamshire and Blackburn. 

Ryan Green, Managing Director, Clayton Glass, said: “We have grown consecutively for the last 15 years. As such, we need a banking partner that is able and willing to evolve and grow with us. Santander has done just that. The bank supported our recent acquisition of Global Glass with swift decisive credit approval of an enlarged working capital facility to accommodate our growth targets. Their approach has been first class, customer-focused and commercially-minded.”

Laura Moorhouse, Relationship Director, Santander UK, said: “Clayton Glass has achieved organic growth through high quality manufacturing and excellent customer service. The acquisition of Global Glass further strengthens its service offering and will reduce lead-in times even further.  Santander is delighted to support the next stage in Clayton’s growth and the opportunities this will bring.”

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