Morley Glass & Glazing has strengthened its position as the industry leader in the field of integral blinds with the installation of new machinery – the first of its kind in the UK.
As part of its recent £1m move to new 46000 sq foot premises, Morley Glass has installed a cutting-edge 58 metres long automated sealed unit production line. This makes the Morley Glass factory the world’s biggest dedicated production facility that fits ScreenLine® integral blinds into the latest generation double glazed units.
A bespoke integral blinds manufacturing facility.
Managing Director of Morley Glass, Ian Short says of the new premises and machinery.
The new premises give us the opportunity to design the space in exactly the way that we need it to be. It will be a bespoke integral blinds manufacturing facility. We’re investing in the latest automated technology with a new Best Makina fully automatic sealed unit assembly line, which is less labour intensive, improves the efficiency of our production line and enhances the quality of the finished product. It’s capable of producing 3m x 2.5m sealed units and the automation means that there is less handling of the glass – and therefore less potential for damage.
The new machinery was specially delivered to Leeds from Turkey, with a dedicated vehicle escort. Transported in three large containers, six specialist engineers installed and commissioned the equipment in just one week.
The best integral blind machinery in the UK.
Ian Short added:
It is a very robust machine and the first of its kind to be installed in the UK. It has an automated gas press and robot gun that utilises three different types of sealants: hot melt for traditional sealed units, silicone sealed for structural glazing and Kommerling GD115 polysulphide for fire-glass as well as being used as our primary sealant for sealed units. With using Best Makina they have a philosophy that one size doesn’t fit all, and have made the complete line tailored to suit our needs. The machinery also comes with a two-year warranty.
The three tonne washing machine even recycles its final rinse water, which is used to clean the brushes in a pre-wash cycle, helping to maintain the machine’s components, keeping it clean and free of debris, and ensuring the quality of the finished products.
The new premises also give us the space to increase our product range. We’ll soon be launching fire-rated Uni-Blinds® as well as a home automation interface that enables window and door installers to easily incorporate motorised integral blinds within home automation systems.
And to complement our exclusive S159 (equivalent to RAL7016) anthracite grey colour we also have another exclusive product coming out. The SL16C blind system (24mm over all DGU) is available in three colours. These new product developments who how we are continually striving to satisfy the market demands for integral blind systems.”
When it comes to integral glass blinds, integral blinds for bifolding doors and general quality glass units, Morley Glass continues to grow as the market leader. The business has enjoyed 30% year-on-year growth thanks to a premium quality product and continued demand for products such as bifolding doors that are made even better with an integral blind.
Pellini Screenline. The best quality integral blinds for bifolding doors.
For Bifolding doors, a quality integral blind is essential. Uni-Blind® sealed units enhanced with a Pellini ScreenLine® integral blind inside work with any aluminium, PVCu or timber bifolding door system that will accept a typical thickness sealed unit.
Integral blinds for bifolding doors, sliding doors, windows and large screens are available in either double glazed or triple glazed units. Blinds can be controlled with a variety of methods such as manual, automatic or solar controlled.
Professional bifolding door installers all over the UK place their trust in Morley Glass to provide them with premium quality integral blinds. For Origin dealers that work with fast lead times for the Origin aluminium bifold, Morley Glass also provide integral blinds in the industry’s fastest lead times of only 10 days.
They also benefit from the best technical and sales support. Spare parts are readily available if required in just 24 hours. There is also a dedicated team of customer support engineers that travel the country helping installers to on site where needed.
The integral blind continues its success as the best accessory for modern bifolding doors and other glazed systems. If you would like further information on integral blinds, please contact us.