Total Glass was founded in 1981

Merseyside-based Total Glass has entered administration.

Grant Thornton was appointed administrator on 19 October by its directors. 

Total Glass

The business, which employed 167 staff, was founded in 1981 and manufactured UPVC and aluminium doors and windows as well as fire doors, conservatories and curtain walling.

Operating from Knowsley Business Park in Merseyside, the firm had a turnover of around £25m a year.

Following heavy losses in the year to January 2020 the business faced a number of challenges as the country entered the covid-19 lockdown in March this year, according to Grant Thornton.

The company experienced supply issues in September and attempts to raise funds to recapitalise the business were ultimately unsuccessful, which led to it ceasing trading that same month.

In its last accounts posted to Companies House, for the year to 31 January 2019, the firm posted a pre-tax loss of £792,119 on turnover of £25.8m.

The administrator has retained a small number of staff to assist with the administration, but the majority of staff have been made redundant.