GLENCAIRN DRIVES GROWTH IN GLOBAL CRYSTAL MARKET

July 4, 2018

The industry’s most acclaimed crystal and glassware producer, Glencairn, reveals exponential growth. 

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Glasgow-based crystal company – Glencairn – has broken new ground with unprecedented growth globally year on year.

The award-winning family owned business has revealed, in its end of year figures, that it has broken through the £10 million revenue barrier for the first time with a 20% year on year increase and their largest percentage annual increase in revenue since the business was founded in 1981.

2017 was the first year that the East Kilbride located business saw its export sales overtake its domestic market – now sitting at 60% of the overall sales, versus 49% in 2016. The extraordinary growth overseas is thanks to a sizeable increase in the luxury decanter and glassware part of the business (40% year on year) as well as increased interest in the world-renowned Glencairn Glass (29% year on year).

The USA – the company’s largest growing market globally – now contributes to nearly a third of the overall export business with sales doubling in value growth over the previous 12 months. A large contributor to this increase is sales and development through leading online retailers, in addition to Glencairn being ever more present in the growing US craft spirits scene.

The core elements of the business’s growth stem from both the company’s luxury decanter and glassware business, which has grown 40% year on year and the Glencairn Glass – which has seen growth of 29% year on year. Clients include leading companies within the spirits market through to independent bottlers and craft distilleries around the world.

Scott Davidson, New Product Development Director said: “We are incredibly proud of our business growth over the past year, especially with our increasing focus on export markets.

Our premium decanter and bottle business places us a world leader in this market. Coupled with our strong relationships with distilleries and businesses in the USA, Europe and  the Far East has meant that we have exceeded all of our business expectations.”

“In addition, consumers, globally, are looking to enhance their spirit drinking moments, to savour and learn as they enjoy their whisky and, as part of the serve experience, they are seeking quality glassware that is proven to enhance their favourite dram. Growth in demand for our Glencairn Glass is testimony to that.”

Alongside revenue growth, the business has increased its staffing levels to 60 full time members of the team at their workshop in East Kilbride.

Paul Davidson, Managing Director commented: “Our customers, suppliers and of course, our staff are valued equally by the business and we’d like to thank our customers and suppliers for their support in this tremendous year. Our staff have been fantastic. We pride ourselves on hiring the right people for the right jobs and on bringing on new, young recruits that can learn the business and the way our team works together is something we are extremely proud of.”

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Notes: 

Glencairn’s clients include leading drinks companies, brands and other outlets, including: BP, Brown-Forman, Cunard, Diageo, Houses of Parliament, Muller, Google, Scottish Parliament and the majority of the Scottish Whisky manufacturers, in addition to many of the international whisky and spirit producers.

Created in 2001, the Glencairn Glass has seen an average year on year global sales increase. Often referred to as the official tasting glass, the company makes over 3 million per year, across hundreds of brands, distributed to over 70 countries worldwide.

Glencairn has previously won The Queen’s Awards as follows:

  • The Queens Award for Enterprise 2017 and 2012
  • The Queens Award for Innovation 2006 (with the Glencairn Whisky Glass)

Whisky Intelligence -20th June 2018


Glencairn reveals record figures!

July 4, 2018

Glencairn shows record growth globally year on year.

The Glasgow-based family owned Glencairn has revealed they have for the first time broken through the £10 million revenue barrier. This has been possible by the increase in revenues by 20% year on year which is the largest increase in the company’s history since its start in 1981.

Other firsts for Glencairn in 2017 is that its export sales overtook its domestic market. Today, the export market contributes to 60% of the overall sales. The USA is the largest single market and now equates to nearly a third of the overall sales. Glencairn is probably best known for their world-renowned Glencairn Glass which probably every whisky enthusiast owns, but they also make luxury decanters and other tailormade glassware.

In the future, we are hoping we will be able to show you some of their excellent work other than the Glencairn Glass.

Scott Davidson, New Product Development Director said: “We are incredibly proud of our business growth over the past year, especially with our increasing focus on export markets. Our premium decanter and bottle business places us a world leader in this market. Coupled with our strong relationships with distilleries and businesses in the USA, Europe and the Far East has meant that we have exceeded all of our business expectations.”

“In addition, consumers, globally, are looking to enhance their spirit drinking moments, to savour and learn as they enjoy their whisky and, as part of the serve experience, they are seeking quality glassware that is proven to enhance their favourite dram. Growth in demand for our Glencairn Glass is a testimony to that.”

Glencairn was founded in 1981 but it was not until 2001 the world famous Glencairn Glass was created. More than 3 million Glencairn Glasses are made every year to be distributed to over 70 countries around the world.

Written By: Daniel 

Drampedia-14th June 2018

 

 

 


Glencairn hits £10m revenue for first time

July 4, 2018

Crystal and glassware producer Glencairn has exceeded £10 million (US$13.32m) in revenue for the first time with its largest percentage growth since the company was established in 1981.

The Glasgow-based company reported a 20% year-on-year increase for 2017, which was the first year that the business experienced export sales overtake the domestic market.

Exports for 2017 accounted for 60% of overall sales, compared to 49% in 2016, which Glencairn has attributed to a “sizeable” increase in the luxury decanter and glassware arm of the business, which grew 40% year on year.

The firm also hailed growing interest in Glencairn Glass, which grew 29% year on year.

Glencairn has also expanded its employee base, and now boasts 60 full-time members of staff.

Scott Davidson, new product development director, said: “Our premium decanter and bottle business places us a world leader in this market. Coupled with our strong relationships with distilleries and businesses in the USA, Europe and the Far East has meant that we have exceeded all of our business expectations.

“In addition, consumers, globally, are looking to enhance their spirit drinking moments, to savour and learn as they enjoy their whisky and, as part of the serve experience, they are seeking quality glassware that is proven to enhance their favourite dram. Growth in demand for Glencairn Glass is testimony to that.”

Written By: Melita Kiely
The Spirits Business-13th June 2018


Glencairn Drives Growth In Global Crystal Market

July 4, 2018

Glasgow-based crystal company – Glencairn – has broken new ground with unprecedented growth globally year on year.

The award-winning family owned business has revealed, in its end of year figures, that it has broken through the £10 million revenue barrier for the first time with a 20% year on year
increase and their largest percentage annual increase in revenue since the business was founded in 1981.

2017 was the first year that the East Kilbride located business saw its export sales overtake its domestic market – now sitting at 60% of the overall sales, versus 49% in 2016. The extraordinary growth overseas is thanks to a sizeable increase in the luxury decanter and glassware part of the business (40% year on year) as well as increased interest in the world-renowned Glencairn Glass (29% year on year).

The USA – the company’s largest growing market globally – now contributes to nearly a third of the overall export business with sales doubling in value growth over the previous 12
months. A large contributor to this increase is sales and development through leading online retailers, in addition to Glencairn being ever more present in the growing US craft spirits scene.

The core elements of the business’s growth stem from both the company’s luxury decanter and glassware business, which has grown 40% year on year and the Glencairn Glass – which has seen growth of 29% year on year. Clients include leading companies within the spirits market through to independent bottlers and craft distilleries around the world.

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Scott Davidson, New Product Development Director said:

“We are incredibly proud of our business growth over the past year, especially with our increasing focus on export markets.
Our premium decanter and bottle business places us a world leader in this market. Coupled with our strong relationships with distilleries and businesses in the USA, Europe and the Far East has meant that we have exceeded all of our business expectations.

In addition, consumers, globally, are looking to enhance their spirit drinking moments, to savour and learn as they enjoy their whisky and, as part of the serve experience, they
are seeking quality glassware that is proven to enhance their favourite dram. Growth in demand for our Glencairn Glass is testimony to that.”

Alongside revenue growth, the business has increased its staffing levels to 60 full-time members of the team at their workshop in East Kilbride.

Paul Davidson, Managing Director commented:

“Our customers, suppliers and of course, our staff are valued equally by the business and we’d like to thank our customers and suppliers for their support in this tremendous year. Our staff have been fantastic. We pride ourselves on hiring the right people for the right jobs and on bringing on new, young recruits that can learn the business and the way our team works together is something we are extremely proud of.”

Written By: Cengiz Jay Derinoz 

Malty Mates – 12th June 2018


IT’S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR – THAT’S CRYSTAL CLEAR

July 4, 2018

The award-winning family-owned Glencairn business has revealed, in its end of year figures, that it has broken through the £10 million revenue barrier for the first time with a 20% year on year increase and their largest percentage annual increase in revenue since the business was founded in 1981.

2017 was the first year that the East Kilbride-located business saw its export sales overtake its domestic market – now sitting at 60% of the overall sales, versus 49% in 2016.

The extraordinary growth overseas is thanks to a sizeable increase in the luxury decanter and glassware part of the business (40% year on year) as well as increased interest in the world-renowned Glencairn Glass (29% year on year).

The USA – the company’s largest growing market globally – now contributes to nearly a third of the overall export business with sales doubling in value growth over the previous 12 months. A large contributor to this increase is sales and development through leading online retailers, in addition to Glencairn being ever more present in the growing US craft spirits scene.

The core elements of the business’s growth stem from both the company’s luxury decanter and glassware business, which has grown 40% year on year and the Glencairn Glass – which has seen growth of 29% year on year. Clients include leading companies within the spirits market through to independent bottlers and craft distilleries around the world.

Scott Davidson, new product development director said: ‘We are incredibly proud of our business growth over the past year, especially with our increasing focus on export markets.

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‘Our premium decanter and bottle business places us a world leader in this market. Coupled with our strong relationships with distilleries and businesses in the USA, Europe and the Far East has meant that we have exceeded all of our business expectations.

‘In addition, consumers, globally, are looking to enhance their spirit drinking moments, to savour and learn as they enjoy their whisky and, as part of the serve experience, they are seeking quality glassware that is proven to enhance their favourite dram. Growth in demand for our Glencairn Glass is testimony to that.’

Alongside revenue growth, the business has increased its staffing levels to 60 full time members of the team at their workshop in East Kilbride.

Managing director Paul Davidson added: ‘Our customers, suppliers and of course, our staff are valued equally by the business and we’d like to thank our customers and suppliers for their support in this tremendous year. Our staff have been fantastic. We pride ourselves on hiring the right people for the right jobs and on bringing on new, young recruits that can learn the business and the way our team works together is something we are extremely proud of.’

Glencairn’s clients include leading drinks companies, brands and other outlets, including: BP, Brown-Forman, Cunard, Diageo, Houses of Parliament, Muller, Google, the Scottish Parliament and the majority of the Scottish Whisky manufacturers, in addition to many of the international whisky and spirit producers.

Created in 2001, the Glencairn Glass has seen an average year on year global sales increase. Often referred to as the official tasting glass, the company makes over 3 million per year, across hundreds of brands, distributed to over 70 countries worldwide.

Written by Kenny Smith

Scottish Field  – 13th June 2018

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