Heinsberg, January 2020. The award season is not only reserved to the world of cinema, the window industry also has it, and Super Spacer® has won three awards.
The flexible spacer wins the Readers ’Choice Award 2019 in the category “Spacers for insulating glass”. USGlass Magazine, one of the most influential and wide-reaching specialist magazines in the USA, had called for the reader vote. The readers of the Door and Window Market Magazine (DWM) chose Super Spacer® as their preferred window component. Edgetech / Quanex had also reason to celebrate in Great Britain. With an impressive 91.5 % of all votes cast, the National Fenestration Award was won in the “Spacer Bar Manufacturer” category by Edgetech Super Spacer® – an award with which the British window industry honors the best every year.
“An audience award is of course always the best thing that can happen to you as a manufacturer,” commented Joachim Stoss, Managing Director of Edgetech Europe GmbH and Vice President International Sales at Quanex. “We are very happy about this trust, which is expressed in numbers on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Edgetech Europe GmbH, based in Heinsberg, has achieved another record year in 2019. According to Joachim Stoss, the success of the Super Spacer® flexible silicone foam-based spacer can be attributed to two industry trends: the growing importance of energy-efficient building products and the global shift to automated production of insulating glass.”
“In addition, the flexible corporate structure within our parent company, the Quanex Group, makes a decisive contribution to ensuring that we are excellently positioned for the future”, adds Joachim Stoss. George Wilson, the new Quanex CEO, knows the business inside out, as he was responsible for the insulating glass business for many years before his appointment. “George Wilson is a passionate supporter of the “Think globally, act locally!” Strategy. Addressing the different customer needs in the respective markets and reacting quickly to changes was and is our strength,” says Joachim Stoss.
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About Edgetech Europe GmbH
Edgetech’s Super Spacer® flexible foam-based spacer systems act as energy-efficient warm edge spacers in insulating glass windows. They significantly reduce energy loss to the outside, largely prevent condensation and also contribute to the lifetime of a window. On average, worldwide, more than 300 million metres are sold annually in over 90 countries.
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry. Based in Houston, Texas, Quanex designs and manufactures energy-efficient fenestration products, in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components. Regarding the turnover Edgetech/Quanex is the world’s largest manufacturer of spacers. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a sales location for the markets in continental Europe and one of the three worldwide Edgetech production plants, with a total of 450 employees and 16 extruders. You can obtain additional information about the Super Spacer® systems and the Warm Edge Technology of Edgetech here: www.superspacer.com.
15, rue Martin Luther 67000 Strasbourg, France
Tel.: +33 (0)3 88 15 55 88
Edgetech Europe GmbH
Johannes von Wenserski
Prokurist (holder of a general commercial power of attorney)
Gladbacher Strasse 23 52525 Heinsberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)2452 96491-0