Glencairn celebrates 15 years of consecutive growth

Crystal glassware producer Glencairn has reported its 15th consecutive year of growth after turnover reached £11.3 million (US$14.2m) in the 12 months to April 2019.

The Glasgow-based company, which is run by the Davidson family, has doubled sales every five years since 2004, when turnover amounted to £858,000 (US$1.08m).

Demand for custom-made decanters for old and rare spirits has grown by a fifth in the last year, Glencairn said.

Growing demand in China boosted Glencairn sales over the last 12 months, while the US “continues to provide huge growth” for the firm, representing £4m (US$5m) of the business – almost £1m (US$1.3m) of which came from online sales.

Scott Davidson, new product development director at Glencairn, said: “We are so proud of the success we have achieved in this past year.

“Our hardworking team and the worldwide growth of the spirits market, specifically whisky, has meant that we have been able to capitalise on what we do best – provide clients with a high-end customer service they can’t get anywhere else.

“Above all else, we continue to put our customers and their needs first – something that is demonstrated through 15 years of continued growth.”

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