Pentagon Filmtek sets summer sales record

Pentagon Protection PLC said 20 October 2005 that its Pentagon Filmtek buildings and flat glass division has achieved record invoiced sales of over GBP 1 million in the quarter to end of September 200…

Pentagon Protection PLC said 20 October 2005 that its Pentagon Filmtek buildings and flat glass division has achieved record invoiced sales of over GBP 1 million in the quarter to end of September 2005. The provider of safety and security products for commercial, architectural and automobile glass said that this includes contract gains in Europe, the UK and the Middle East for the retro-fit installation of its FT800 glass containment film and anchoring systems. Alan Nicholl, Group Managing Director, said: “The level of interest being received for enhanced glazing protection is worldwide and the group has a very healthy order book as we continue to work very closely with many government agencies, UN missions and British Council properties globally. The most recently completed project for British Council was for their London Head Office in Trafalgar Square”. The largest of these contracts is for Ares Tower in Vienna, a twin-faced, 25-storey glass facade building, requiring enhanced protection for its bolted glazing system as a safety precaution in the event of glass breakage, the company said. The total contract value of the Ares Tower project is GBP 500,000, of which GBP 300,000 is included in the current invoiced sales to September 2005, the firm said. On schedule for completion in October 2005, Pentagon Filmtek has been approached to develop and provide enhanced glazing safety for other significant projects in Austria. Solar protection worth GBP 57,000 has also been completed during the quarter for Nestle U.K. Ltd at its Croydon-based U.K. head office and blast protection of glass containment and anchoring worth GBP 30,000 for DHL offices in Bahrain and Jordan, as part of a worldwide support carried out for DHL by Pentagon Filmtek. Other Middle Eastern projects include security upgrade works for Jumeirah International“s Emirates Tower, Jumeirah Beach and Burj Al Arab hotels in Dubai, with a contract value of GBP 250,000, the company said.