Romag’s range of building integrated PV for residential and commercial applications will continue to be offered following the acquisition by Clayton Glass. Image: Romag.

Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) firm Romag has been bought by glazing company Clayton Glass from social housing provider Gentoo, which is seeking to focus more heavily on its core housing activity.

This deal brings together the two North East companies under the same ownership, although both will continue to operate as separate entities in completely different sectors of the glass market.

Romag’s solar offering will continue to be directed towards both the residential and commercial sectors.

Despite the change in ownership and the appointment of Clayton Glass’ managing director to the role of chief executive of Romag, both companies expect little to change following the acquisition, claiming “it will be business as usual”.

A spokesperson told Solar Power Portal this morning: “There are going to be some slight changes which will be mainly internal processes and we’re looking to follow a steady growth strategy.”

Romag’s employee’s contact details and products will remain as it continues to operate from its headquarters in Leadgate, County Durham. New systems will be implemented to improve quotation and factory turnaround times while invoicing procedures will be transferred to an electronic system.

Romag is requesting any clients or interested parties should contact the company for further information on changes to the invoicing process and bank details.