Flat glass is integral to the construction of buildings and many vehicles, whilst also being an important input for some appliances and furnishings. Flat glass manufacturers produce float, rolled, drawn and blown flat glass sheets that are sold to downstream industries for further fabrication or to end users in the building market. The UK Flat Glass Manufacturing industry is dominated by three global companies: Pilkington, Guardian Industries and Saint-Gobain Glass. Together, these three companies make over 85% of the flat glass manufactured in the United Kingdom.
Firms in this industry manufacture flat glass. The majority of this is float glass, but some is rolled glass. Small amounts are drawn and blown flat glass. The industry includes the manufacture of wired, coloured and tinted glass.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.