Celebrating 40 Years
Planet Partitioning is celebrating 40 Years as one of the UK’s largest independently owned partitioning specialist companies. Founded in 1978, Planet Partitioning has evolved from a small family owned business to become an industry leader in creative interior demountable glass partitions, glazed doors, modular walls, and architectural glazing.
In September, our five regional offices joined together in London for an evening to celebrate the 40th anniversary, cruising the Thames. Upon embarking on Woods’ Silver Fleet’s flagship vessel, The Silver Sturgeon, the team were treated to a cocktail reception whilst taking in the views of London’s biggest landmarks from the open deck. While we dined on a delicious three-course meal, a touching speech was given by the company’s directors and recently retired chairman. Following the dinner, staff took to the floor to dance away the rest of the night!
Throughout the years, our technical team has always been at the forefront of exciting and innovating new product designs. In 1999 Planet was awarded the Design Council Millennium Product Award for its innovative PETC glass to glass joint, changing the way frameless glass partitioning is built today. Winning and collecting the award from Tony Blair at the Millennium Dome is still a personal highlight for many members of our staff.
Planet continues to strive to create and improve on its products. Our new panelled partition system, LOFT, has been a finalist twice at the Mixology awards for Product of the Year and we look forward to the results in December for Mixology North.
Highlights over the recent years have included securing large corporate projects such as our ongoing contracts with Barclays Bank since 2002 and Santander since 2013; investing in our new in-house glass processing facility this year, ensuring the highest standards by using a heavily automated production line. Being involved in five RIBA awarded projects in 2018, such as the White Collar Factory (RIBA National Award 2018) and the National College for High Speed Rail (RIBA Yorkshire Award 2018), further validates Planet’s position as market leaders.
We would like to thank all our customers and suppliers who have worked with us over the past 40 years. Without your continued support, Planet would not be the thriving and pioneering company that it is today, moving strongly into 2019.