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Cornwall Group nominated for two G21 Awards

The Cornwall Group has been nominated as a finalist in two categories at this year’s G21 Awards, for Best Glass Company and Best Training & Development Initiative of the Year. Operating across three divisions, Cornwall Glass Manufacturing, Cornwall Glass and Glazing and its merchanting business, Mackenzie Glass, we have continued to invest heavily throughout the [...]


Energy surcharge

Industry needs to brace itself for new price increases as wholesale energy costs rocket. 12 energy companies have collapsed so far this year each having struggled to cope with an increase in wholesale gas prices which currently sit 250% higher than they were in January, having seen jumps of as much as 400% this year. [...]


What will the key trends in glass be in 2022?

Cornwall Glass’ Mark Norcliffe gazes into his crystal ball to predict the key trends in IGU supply for 2022.   ‘Calling’ the last 12-18 months, may have been pretty much impossible. COVID-driven disruption to the supply chain came in left of field. While COVID is with us making definitive is perhaps unwise, but we believe [...]


Agile model

Mark Mitchell Chairman of the Cornwall Group reflects on its first two-years, including lockdowns, product shortages and multi-million-pound investment plans.   Cornwall Group was created in July 2019 from the restructure of Cornwall Glass, creating three distinct divisions, each with its own focus on a key area of glass supply. The strategic aim, announced at [...]



Glass supply in the UK is changing. We find out what is happening and why?   We know about the pressure on glass supply, the shortages of laminates, the impact of cold repairs, but the COVID-era has led to another phenomenon - the rise of regional IGU and glass suppliers. “I don’t know if it’s [...]


Cornwall Glass moves to reassure customers on laminate supply

Cornwall Glass has said it expects to be able to guarantee IGU supply to its established customer base in face of global shortages in the supply of laminates. With one of the UK’s three float glass manufactures already limiting supply of laminated products, Mark Norcliffe, Joint-Managing Director, Cornwall Glass Manufacturing, said that the IGU sector [...]


Cornwall Group commits to create 10 new apprenticeships in 2021

Cornwall Group will create 10 new apprenticeships before the end of this year as part of its continuing commitment to support the up skilling of workers in the glass industry. Our St Austell Apprentice, Kieran We operates across three divisions, Cornwall Glass Manufacturing, Cornwall Glass and Glazing, and its glass merchanting business Mackenzie [...]


Sense of direction – Cornwall Glass unveil investment plans for Highbridge site

Cornwall Glass Manufacturing has unveiled £6m investment plans for our Highbridge site, something which Mark Mitchell, Chairman of the Cornwall Group, argues extends our reach along the M4 corridor. Cornwall Glass, more accurately Cornwall Group since July 2019, has come literally, and metaphorically, a long way since being founded in Truro in 1978. Now operating across [...]


Cornwall Glass Invests in New Laminate Cutting Capability

Cornwall Glass Manufacturing has committed to a six-figure investment in a new Bottero cutting table, gearing up for increased demand for laminates. Installed in our St Austell Manufacturing site in November, the new Bottero 520 LAM(e)/37, significantly increases the glass processor’s, laminate capability in line with exponential growth in demand. This includes a special adaptation [...]