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Glasdon are market leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of street furniture, environmental and safety products that enable our customers to contribute towards a cleaner, safer and more sustainable environment.
Founded in 1959 as a one-man business, Glasdon has expanded over the years and our employees now exceed 300, with total commitment and unrestricted emphasis on innovation, quality and customer service.
Glasdon UK serves over 50,000 customers throughout the UK including many schools, colleges and universities as well as national and local government departments. As a company we are constantly evolving to meet the specialised demands of our customers.
With a diverse range of products including award winning litter and recycling bins, road safety products, building and housing systems, shelters, outdoor seating, winter and water safety products we are committed to helping you create a safe and attractive environment.
New product development has been a defining element throughout our history. We continually enhance our product range and pave the way in the market by introducing unique products. Working together with our innovative design team, we want to provide real world solutions, tailored to meeting our customers needs.
Whenever possible, we design our products using recycled and recyclable materials. We continually research new sustainable technologies and manufacturing processes to allow us to achieve this. The vast majority of our products are proudly manufactured and assembled in the United Kingdom, which helps ensure our carbon footprint is kept to a minimum.
We have a rigorous process of testing to ensure that all our products are fit for purpose. We place great emphasis on material selection, efficient manufacturing and we never sacrifice quality for price.
Our in-house design team has gained vast knowledge in all aspects of the design and material selection. The department utilises the very latest computer aided technology, with 3D modelling. Independent product testing also helps to ensure that Glasdon products meet our customer’s exacting standards in terms of aesthetics, functions and service life.
Our commitment to customer service means that a fully trained team of sales representatives and technical staff are available to our customers for product demonstrations, enquiries and after sales service. For all our standard products, as far as possible, we aim to offer ex-stock delivery and the quickest possible lead time for bespoke orders.
You can also add a unique touch to your Glasdon product with our personalisation and branding Service. From adding your schools logo or crest, right through to full graphic wraparounds, we have the in-house expertise to help you achieve the impact you require. We also offer a free visualisation service.
Products Specially Selected for Schools
Topsy 2000™ Litter Bin
This litter bin has a 90 litre capacity and a stylish appearance, ideal for keeping school grounds neat and litter free. Topsy 2000 has been purpose-designed for easy emptying without strenuous lifting. The whole bin body lifts off the base, meaning the heavy liner only requires a short lift for emptying.
Nexus® 100 Recycling Bin
Our best-selling Nexus 100 is a stylish and modern recycling unit designed to co-ordinate with the whole Nexus recycling range, making it the perfect solution for your recycling needs. It has a sleek design and slim footprint, with a choice of apertures to suit your recycling needs.
TidyBear™ Novelty Bin
This novelty litter bin has been designed for use in and around schools and nurseries to encourage and educated children about the importance of collecting waste. His friendly appearance and large mouth aperture will help to foster a positive attitude towards depositing waste correctly.
Echelon Cycle Shelter
With this cost-effective cycle shelter, you can help support a cycle to school scheme, giving staff and pupils a safe place to store their bikes. Echelon is delivered fully assembled, ready for immediate installation with supplied self-tapping anchor bolts. Cycle toast rack stands are also available to allow bikes to be securely chained.