Geoff Ball founded Hagley Windows and Doors in 1984. In 1992, Thermaseal was added to the Hagley Building Products portfolio as an exclusive supplier of double glazing within the group.
By 2016, a site in the Waterloo Business Park was acquired and a new factory and plant commissioned to suit the group’s growing impact and strength in the Canterbury market.
Geoff’s investment meant Hagley could expand the supply of made-to-order windows and doors and Thermaseal could offer specialised glass products other than double glazing for both residential and commercial markets.
This new $20 million, 10,000 square metre factory allowed Geoff to bring together the two companies which had previously been on separate sites.
It was the first combined facility of its type in New Zealand and offered a massive increase in efficiency.
Highly trained, industry knowledgeable staff were brought in to operate the latest equipment from Europe including an automated double glazing line, heavy weight glass line, furnace, and more recently a lamination plant, a heat-soaking kiln and the region’s most advanced ceramic Digital Printer.