A GLASS maker has strengthened its order book after securing a deal with a digital signage firm.

Romag will provide Amscreen with screen glass for the latter’s high street displays.

Bosses at Romag, based in Leadgate, near Consett, County Durham, say its anti-reflective glass will initially feature on Amscreen’s 75-inch displays.

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The contract adds another stellar name to Romag’s client list, which already includes train builder Hitachi Rail Europe, based in Newton Aycliffe, and the Ministry of Defence, while it also has vast experience of supplying bullet-proof and blast-resistant glass and carrying out solar panel work.

Mark Jones, newly-appointed managing director of Romag, said working with Amscreen represents a real coup.

He said: “Our design and build approach has enabled us to compete in multiple markets, and we are delighted to have won this contract with Amscreen.

“We have a shared philosophy of innovation and are thrilled to be able to supply our market-leading glass on such a contract.”

Mr Jones also revealed his delight at being appointed to his new role, which is part of long-term plans to make Romag a £50m business, as revealed by The Northern Echo last year.

He added: “As an employee of more than three years, I have seen first-hand the potential of this business.

“With the support of a highly-specialised management team, we are poised to drive Romag to the next level, by delivering great products and great customer service.”

Referring to its agreement, Simon Sugar, chief executive at Amscreen, which maintains a network of more than 15,000 screens, said Romag’s reputation and ability shone brightly when officials sought a partner.

He added: “All of our hardware and software is designed with the single-minded focus on the best performing product for our customers.

“Romag offered us a glass panel that met the very specific requirements needed in these varied and challenging environments.

“Their product and reputation for quality made them an obvious choice.

“We are also very happy to be able to continue to support the local industry and the talents that we are fortunate to have access to within the UK manufacturing sector.”