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Preactor AS helps increase turnover by 40% in one year

Allied Glazing Systems manufacture, supply and install a full range of architectural glazing systems for commercial properties. Our innovative product range includes aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling as well as many specialist products such as powered entrance systems, fire-doors and balustrades.

Since being taken over by Phil Goy and Shaun Joyce in May 2018, the company has gone from strength to strength, building on their already established and well-respected brand by continuing to provide high-quality systems and surpassing customer expectations when it comes to on-time delivery. Allied Glazing produced close to £3 million worth of windows in 2018. In 2019, they are expecting to produce around £4.2 million worth, an increase of around 40%.

The implementation of Preactor AS provided increased visibility of the production and installation capacity that Allied Glazing held. With an ever growing order book, this was an important contribution to not only the production side of the business, but also the commercial team has benefited greatly as they are able to converse with customers with greater confidence

“RMS was very smooth in understanding our requirements and configuring the system before installing it” says Phil Goy, Director of Allied Glazing Systems.

“Preactor allows us to understand what the likely future problems are and mitigate against them before they happen, which means we can have a steadier flow of production through our factory and for our installation teams.” Phil Goy, Director, Allied Glazing Systems


Technical challenges

  • Lack of understanding of their true capacity on the shop floor and in their installation teams
  • High levels of work-in-progress (WIP) sat around on the shop floor

Business challenges

  • Struggled to accurately predict lead times for enquiring customers
  • Having to turn down orders as poor visibility of production and installation schedule
  • Stoppages on the shop floor are time-consuming and costly

Keys to success

  • Successful and timely implementation of Preactor Advanced Scheduling working with RMS
  • Ensuring the users were fully trained and onboard with how to best use Preactor for their requirements
  • Meeting the increased demand from customers with the existing level of resources


  • Helped increase turnover by nearly 40% in one year
  • Reduced inventory and storage costs due to around 30% less work-in-progress on the shop floor
  • Reduced shop floor stoppages and improved productivity by 20-30%
  • More accurate lead times for customers and an order book reaching out over 6 months
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