Key Partners

AEL is proud to be the sole UK partner for Glatz and Stobag in the UK since 2008.

Glatz combine innovation, experience and Swiss technology to produce a range of unparalleled commercial umbrellas. With the latest Swiss technology and a state-of-the-art production facility, Stobag provide premium quality, bespoke, made to measure awnings.

Why Glatz?

Giant commercial umbrellas for cafes, bars, hotels and restaurants are manufactured in Switzerland by Glatz. Offering top quality, precision engineering and UV protection, giant umbrellas are a durable, attractive addition to any outdoor hospitality environment.

Branding & Personalisation

Design your own look, with branding and printing available on valances and membranes to display corporate colours, logos and strap lines to reflect your brand’s unique identity.

Highest Service Levels

Our vast experience in specifying, visualising and installing Glatz umbrellas gives us knowledge that is second to none. We have fully trained sales and service teams, while all parts are fully replaceable.

Huge Range & Choice

Available in round, square or rectangular form in various sizes, with 73 colours to choose from across Class 2, Class 4 and optimum Class 5 fabric range.

Protection Against Sun, Wind & Rain

Umbrella membranes filter harmful UV rays with a UPF 50+ rating, keeping you safe in the sun as well as shaded. They remain stable in high winds with specific PALAZZO® STYLE models resistant up to 115 km/h depending on size with the correct base fitting.

Product Innovation & Quality

The anti-twist, reinforced centre pole is made from stamped, naturally anodised aluminium. Unique extension rods and spring loaded arms maintain canopy tension at all times, adding extra strength and durability. Many models feature a counter rotating telescopic principle for quick opening and closing, taking the hard work out of raising and closing.

Drive Customer Revenue

Glatz umbrellas allow an outdoor trading area to be used all year round. They are weather flexible, offering shade from the sun, protection from the rain and our range of lighting and heating options allow customers to enjoy alfresco dining well on into the evening.

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Why Stobag

Commercial outdoor awnings for cafes, shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, retail spaces and leisure groups are manufactured in Switzerland by Stobag. Bespoke and made to measure, they are available in a huge range of shapes, sizes, colours and styles with the option to add branding, logos or strap lines.

Branding & Personalisation

Design your own look, with branding and printing available on awnings and valances to display something unique to your brand’s identity.

Made to Measure

Stobag awnings are made to suit your specific area or space with meticulous Swiss precision, ranging from traditional drop arm and retractable styles through to modern pergolas or goal post awnings.

Frame Colours

Profiles, awning cassettes and frame components are fully customisable, available in 28 standard powder coated colours with hundreds of bespoke RAL colours available upon request.

Fabric Colours

Choose from over 300 different fabric colours and designs, each providing bright, long lasting colours, water and stain resistance with the highest possible UV protection. Each fabric collection offers something unique such as striped optics, glare protection, blackout and efficient heat insulation.

Awning Designer App

Play with an almost unlimited range of colour combinations and styles with the Stobag awning designer. Of course, our in-house design team can create 3D visuals of how your awning will look following a site survey.

Automation & Remote Control

A single remote control can be programmed to control multiple awnings so opening and closing is done at the touch of a button. Weather sensors for sun, wind and rain are also available to detect changes in weather conditions and ensures your awning reacts accordingly.

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