Facts about the Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors

  • The Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors is a trade and employers’ organisation.
     
  • The Federation works for glazier’s workshops, glass and metal contractors, car glass workshops and art framers.
     
  • We have 550 full members and 50 associate members.
     
  • Together, the member companies account for 85% of glass industry turnover nationwide.
     
  • The member companies have some 2900 employees.
     
  • The Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors is an employer organisation that enters into collective agreements. The Glazier Agreement is signed with Byggnads, while the Salaried Employee Agreement is signed with Unionen, the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers and Ledarna. The Federation also has a contingent agreement with Handels – the Retail Agreement.
     
  • The Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors authorizes and certifies companies that work with car glass (Authorised Automotive Glass Workshops), companies that install fire-rated glass, MTK, framing companies, as well as Certified Art Framers.
     
  • We offer our members advice, negotiation consulting, information for entrepreneurs, training courses, insurance policies, business systems, spreadsheet programs, authorisations, trade show activities, field trips, promotional materials sales, etc.
     
  • A major industry meeting – Glasdagen/Kongressen – is organised each year, as are a number of smaller industry meetings, theme days and field trips.
     
  • We publish the industry magazine GLAS (four issues per year) – www.tidningenglas.se
     
  • The Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors employs an industry adaptation of FR 2000 Glass and Facades, a business management system based on ISO 9001 and ISO 14000.
     
  • Member companies are affiliated with the Federation’s Guarantee fund, which provides retail customers with enhanced consumer protection.
     
  • The Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors engages in public opinion initiatives with regard to issues that affect its members.
     
  • The Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors has a secretariat with 10 employees located on Skeppsbron 40 in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
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