Innovation at Glass Systems!

We have invested in Clear Thinking’s ‘Gridlock’  –  a design tool for Georgian Bars, Square/Rectangular leads and Diamond leads!

As our business grows, we recognise the need to invest in new software solutions that will help us manage this growth and continue to deliver the best quality and service to our loyal customers.

We are constantly looking for new advanced systems and programs to improve the service we provide to our customers and to reach our goal of becoming paperless at Glass Systems.

Stephen Ivey our Quality Manager contacted Malcolm Searle from Clear Thinking Software, who specialise in software for the glass industry. He was looking to find a software program which our employees could use that was accurate, flexible and easy to apply.

‘Gridlock’ is a design tool for Glass IGU manufacturers to design Georgian bars, Square/Rectangular leads and Diamond leads, we have now introduced this software at our sites at Cumbernauld in Scotland and Peterborough, England. We are rolling it out to Glass Systems Direct in Pontyclun, South Wales, next.

Stephen Ivey our Quality Manager says,

“The introduction of this software will help us to standardise the way Georgians/Leads are made throughout the company. It can read and transfer files from our order processing system and the layouts can be transferred so that no design work is required and the layouts can be sent straight to the factory. This will eliminate errors to deliver an accurate printout for fast manufacture. If a bespoke size is required it can print out the leaded layouts to a plotter so that our employees can just ‘trace’ the lead.

A key selling point is its ability to change customer accounts so that they can be supplied by different factories within the group effortlessly.

As a company we are continually investing in new, sustainable technologies to achieve our goal of becoming paperless. This will also free up office space by removing the need to store boxes of paperwork of Georgian and Lead calculations as we can now store it electronically.”