Emplas has been named Best Fabricator at this year’s G21 Awards.
Held at the Hilton Park Lane, London at the end of November, the G-Awards are a celebration of achievement and innovation in the window and door industry.
Emplas claimed the highly contested Best Fabricator Award, fighting off stiff competition from many of the industry’s top manufacturers, to bring the title home for the second time in six-years.
Collecting the award, Managing Director, Ryan Johnson, paid tribute to the Emplas team, its customers and supply partners.
He said: “The last two years haven’t always been easy.
“We’ve faced some big challenges but we’ve adapted, we’ve overcome and we’ve been agile in our approach, changing the way we have run our business, so that ultimately we’re stronger and better placed for the future.
“This award is testimony to the hard work of the whole Emplas team. We are incredibly lucky in that we employ some of the industry’s most knowledgeable, passionate and committed people.
“It’s also a reflection of the professionalism of our customers and our supply partners. We’ve worked more closely with them than ever before to overcome the obstacles that COVID-19 has placed in our way and that those relationships are stronger going forward as a consequence.”
Although not immune from the disruption and demand that hit the window and door industry in the last year, Emplas has continued to invest in its offer, launching a new aluminium range in March 2021 from AluK.
It was also among the first manufacturers to lead the way out of Lockdown in 2020, sharing resources created for its own retail business T&K, with the wider industry.
Emplas also invested significantly in its IT systems, bringing new transparency to its offer with real-time visibility of capacity, new lead generation tools and customer CRM.
“We didn’t really stop. We’ve kept going through what have been some very big challenges”, continued Ryan. “And that’s not only us, but the industry.
“We’re delighted to have picked up an award but seeing colleagues from the industry, catching up in person, and letting our hair down with friends is really what the night was all about.
“We’re not out of the woods yet, there are more changes ahead, as an industry, however, we’ve demonstrated that we’re incredibly resilient.
“That resilience will see us through in the weeks and months ahead and we continue to invest and to build our business for the future.”