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Glenammer was formed in June 1998 by Mr Allen Matthews with an innovative idea of producing better quality laboratory sieves made exclusively from stainless steel. At that time most sieves were made from brass, which is a weaker and less environmentally friendly material than stainless steel.
At the very beginning, the founder Mr Allen Matthews started his business from a small workshop in his garage. Two years later, the passion and dedication started to pay off. Glenammer was winning more and more customers with its good reputation in the market as "supplying the best value sieves that money could buy”. Glenammer did not advertise so our products were like golden nuggets waiting to be found and gradually customers did find us. We grew rapidly, in 2005 we moved to our first factory. After 9 years further expanding, we needed a larger space for our stock room and production line. We now occupy a 7000 sq. ft. factory, which is a significant improvement compared to the workshop where we first started.
We keep our eyes open to good ideas which benefit our product. A further demonstration on this was when we looked at the way labels were fixed to the sieves. We used innovation and created a new method of labelling. We started chemically etching labels in 2008 with the benefits of no rivets, no trapping point and a easy clean product. In 2015, we discover a better labelling method, laser marking, which cut the frame surface and preserved the label forever. In 2017, a 3D laser marking machine was invested in, which provides much bigger and clearer labels.
One of our most asked questions is "where does the name Glenammer come from? Because it is not a name we have heard before." - It was born out of a desire to have a company name that gave us a Scottish identification that reflected our heritage. The owner's home has a bridge called Glenammer Bridge, so we took that name. Therefore the name represents the fact that Glenammer has a great desire to be "the bridge" between Scotland and the rest of the world. From a Scottish local business to an international player, there is over 60% of its annual turnover going to export. So far we have business partners in 71 different countries, there are 124 more in the world and it is our ambition to export to them all.