Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Crystal Units and Ecoglass join the growing National Glass Group

Following the news that Nova Group have joined National Glass Group (NGG) in September 2017, the group has now announced a further two new members in the form of Crystal Units based in the South East and Ecoglass situated in East Anglia.  Collective member turnover for National Glass Group (NGG) is now in excess of £90 million pounds, double that of 2016 and making it the largest glass group in the UK, providing unrivalled purchasing power, operational resilience and national reach. Despite the scale of the group, all members retain the agility and personal attention from being owner managed, independent businesses.

Crystal Units was established in 1994 and operates from its facility in North West London, serving the South East of England in both commercial and domestic markets. The heritage of Ecoglass stretches back to 1949 from its base in Norwich, where it has grown to be the supplier of choice in East Anglia and beyond. NGG is a group that represents the leading glass processors in the UK, including existing members Clayton Glass, Custom Glass and Northern Express Glass, Nova Group, Romag and Supaseal Glass and is the only organisation of its kind in the UK. Collectively the members employ over 800 people across 12 sites, boasting turnover in excess of £90million and with annual purchases exceeding £30million, it also makes for the largest independent buyer of sheet glass in the UK.

Beyond the purchasing power of the group, NGG looks to promote operational best practice and shares the value created by collaboration, fairly among the members. The addition of Crystal Units and Ecoglass move the group significantly closer to its goal of representing 25% of flat glass purchases in the UK, achieved through organic growth of the members and through the introduction of new companies to the organisation.  Ryan Green, co-director of NGG commented: ‘A key principle of the group is that we maintain the high quality and ethos as we grow, by ensuring the new members are independent, financially strong and excel through operational quality and service. The collective group now service the entire UK, operating in both commercial and domestic markets, along with niche products and markets.’