We currently supply a small volume of cut to size glulam beams, and the occasional glulam structure, but we are now starting a journey to become the UK’s market leader in the design and supply of secondary processed glulam.
Malcolm, the former UK MD of the Danish glulam producer, Lilleheden, joined DTE in November and comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help us to establish our new business’ position in the market.
He will be based out of an office near his home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and will initially be working between all of DTE’s branches to establish relationships with the staff, and in particular the sales team, so we can examine our existing supply agreements and determine new opportunities. We will also be registering for access to public sector projects using glulam.
In recent years, the number of suppliers for glulam projects has diminished, creating an opportunity for us. The initial plan is to establish relationships with key feature glulam beam producers in Europe, so we can source material competitively for project tenders we’ve won and designed using external engineers. Longer term, it is our intention to design, detail and carry out elements of the secondary production processing in-house.
I look forward to this exciting new venture – and welcome to the team, Malcolm.