Leading international friction stay manufacturer and distributor Cotswolds Architectural Products is going against the economic grain following impressive growth figures for 2011.
Sales of Cotswolds unique brand of friction stays were up 10%, following strong demand in the UK and worldwide markets and Cotswold’s Managing Director Iain Morgan is delighted with the impressive results:
“Despite the volatile global economic conditions, 2011 has been a great year for us and our wide-range of products continues to be well received by international and UK fabricators, architects and distributors. We also anticipate further strong growth in 2012 as we continue to invest, innovate and expand to continue to give our customers the best in service and hardware options.”
One of the major drivers behind the company’s growth has been the burgeoning triple glazing market. Cotswold’s heavy duty ‘Extreme Friction Stay’ is one of the few products on the market capable of supporting the added weight of triple glazing, enabling Cotswolds to gain a significant share of this lucrative new market.
“Triple glazing is already a mainstream product in mainland Europe and I anticipate the UK will follow suit. Our’ Extreme Friction Stay’ is the ideal solution for such heavy duty applications and as a result the number of fabricators choosing this product has significantly increased.”
Based in Cheltenham, Cotswold has been established for thirty-five years and is firmly positioned as a world leader in the friction stay market. Employing a fifty strong team, the manufacturer consistently produces 200,000 pairs of friction stays a month and following sustained investment expects to see this increase to over 250,000.
“2012 is shaping up to be an even better year for us and even though the fate of the global economy still looks uncertain, we’re positive that the quality of our products and our reputation in both the commercial, domestic and international market will make sure we experience further growth next year” Iain concludes.