Rapid Growth Calls For New Premises
After a lot of time and effort trying to find the perfect premises, Vannplastic Ltd, manufacturer of the UK‘s leading wood polymer composite (WPC) decking product Ecodek, are delighted to announce that they have acquired a large site on the Wrexham Industrial Estate. Demand for Ecodek and other WPC products grown strongly over recent years, greatly exceeding the expectations of many within the plastics & timber industries. This relocation, which should be complete by the end of 2012, will give Vannplastic Ltd the much-needed room to cope with this rapid growth and maintain Ecodek’s high level of customer service.
The 38,000 ft² factory is quite an increase from the 4500 ft² the company started with in 2002! There were several reasons why Vannplastic Ltd. felt that this was the best place for relocation, firstly the Welsh Government have recently invested £35 million in improving access to the estate and the benefits of this can already be seen by increased activity and reduced number of empty units available (a rare sight in the current economic climate). Secondly, and possibly the most important reason, is the new unit’s power capacity and size has almost tripled the production capability while being close enough to the existing factory to ensure all the companies highly skilled staff are happy to relocate.
Ecodek have a lot of plans for the new unit including a much needed showroom of all of our composite products. All customers will be welcome to visit and view our show room and then receive a free quote and advice from our sales team. As a UK manufacturer of composite materials the new building we are investing in will have the best available processing equipment including a brand new state-of-the-art Milacron T93 extrusion line costing over £500,000 in total and wholly self-financed. We will be able to further develop our in-house research and development activities including a planned launch of our new fencing product, EcoFence, early in 2013. This self-assembly fence panel will have a 20 year warranty and like Ecodek decking boards, will be an extremely low maintenance product. Imagine no longer wasting your free time painting fences or replacing panels!
We shall also be providing an Ecodek training room for all traders/installers that would like to be trained by the experts. The training will demonstrate to attendees how to install Ecodek correctly thus ensuring their clients receive at least a 25 years lifetime from the deck. Upon completion of training, successful candidates will be invited on to our list of recommended installers which means we shall be happy to pass on those details to private customers if they require an installer.
Ecodek shall be moving in to the new factory over the next 6 months, the first extrusion line has already been transported and will be fully operational by the end of August, it is then hoped to move the existing plant, machinery and office over to Wrexham gradually to ensure we do not compromise production output or customer service. It is going to be a hectic and exciting couple of months, but Ecodek future is looking prosperous!
Added July 09th 2012