Window Ware MD to speak on supply crisis at Glazing Summit

6 October 2021

Window Ware's Managing Director, Sam Nuckey, will join a stellar line-up of industry experts on stage at this year's 2021 Glazing Summit.

Sam will be a panellist on the much-anticipated ‘Conquering the Supply Chain Crisis’ debate, which will discuss how the industry can resolve quality, delivery and cost issues – and why some suppliers are doing better than others.

With Window Ware at the sharp end of keeping up with the extraordinary levels of demand for hardware from our customers, Sam is perfectly placed to provide an accurate and up-to-the-minute view on the impact fluctuations in the supply chain have had on fabricators and installers.

“The hottest topic at this year’s Glazing Summit will definitely be the ongoing supply chain crisis, which has played havoc with the industry,” commented Sam.

“Two years ago, concerns were centred around the effects that Brexit and a global shortage of increasingly expensive raw materials would have on the supply chain. Throw an 18-month global pandemic into the mix, and those supply issues and bottlenecks have only intensified.”

Window Ware has tackled the challenges head-on for its customers. We've been buying much earlier than usual, investing heavily in extra stock, increasing order sizes and working closer than ever with our supply partners to secure essential stock and be first in line for finished shipments.

Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit, said: “The industry is in a strangle-hold with global material shortages, manufacturing delays and spiralling costs, and I’m delighted to welcome Sam onto the panel to discuss the full impact these factors have had across the board.”

This makes the third year in a row that Window Ware has sponsored the Glazing Summit. The event, which takes place on Thursday 21st October at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre in Birmingham, aims to tackle the key issues facing the industry head on.

Sam added: “The Glazing Summit provides an invaluable opportunity for the industry to come together to discuss the challenges we all face and how we can move forward in these unrelenting times. With all the market indicators predicting demand will continue to outstrip global supply into 2022, it’s vital we join forces to overcome ongoing supply chain issues, build in more resilience and continue to support our customers businesses.”

To see the full agenda and book your ticket, visit www.glazingsummit.co.uk.