A recent announcement from UK-based Allied Glass says that the company has broken the GBP 100 million sales barrier for the first time. The company has also appointed a French-speaking business development manager and a multi-lingual sales officer.
The company, backed by private equity group Equistone Partners, saw turnover rise to GBP 102 million for the financial year ending December 2012, continuing the growth seen in previous years.
Allied Glass supplies many of the world’s leading brands, including Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker-owner Diageo, William Grant & Sons and Whyte & Mackay.
The sales rise has been fuelled by demand for premium spirits in emerging markets such as China, India, Russia and South America.
Allied Glass has recently completed a furnace rebuild to increase capacity, reduce operational costs and improve overall environmental performance at its Knottingley site.
To capitalize on business in overseas markets, Allied Glass has also appointed a French-speaking business development manager and a multi-lingual sales officer.