Warmseal’s coming home.
Jarrow-based UTS Engineering Group has completed a merger with the home improvement specialist which will see the manufacture of Warmseal products, which had been taking place in Halifax, return to the North East.
We are delighted to bring the full team at Warmseal on board and I look forward to assisting it to grow its customer base both in the North East and nationally.Shaun Sadler
Warmseal manufactures double glazing, doors and conservatories and has 22 staff who undertake sales, surveys and installations.
They will now be further supported by a 12-strong manufacturing team at a UTS manufacturing plant in Hebburn.
UTS managing director Shaun Sadler said: “We moved very swiftly when it was brought to our attention that Warmseal was in need of investment to drive it forward.
“It is a very well-recognised North East brand, synonymous with the highest quality products and service.
“We are delighted to bring the full team at Warmseal on board and I look forward to assisting it to grow its customer base both in the North East and nationally.
“We are already looking to hire more people in sales and manufacturing roles and we expect to launch a sustained advertising campaign very soon.
“UTS is already a national player, providing pipeline solutions for the UK utilities and industrial sectors and towards the end of 2017 we invested £750,000 in a 50,000 sq ft manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales.
“Our first move for Warmseal outside of the North East will be to open a showroom at this facility.
“We have been in acquisitive mode in recent months and along with the merger with Warmseal, we have also brought Futuregreen into the UTS stable.
“This is a highly skilled business that has, of late, specialised in the design and manufacture of storm resistant doors for the domestic market.
“While its product focus will expand rapidly in the months to come, it was this link to the domestic market that gave us the additional confidence to approach Warmseal.
“In addition, both UTS and Warmseal operate in the manufacturing and construction sector and for that reason the culture of the two companies was very similar and this was a deciding factor.”
Warmseal managing director Brian Pears said: “We are very pleased to be moving forward with UTS and to be gaining the investment we need to take us to the next stage of our development.”