Emplas has been named as the G-Awards Fabricator of the Year for 2015.
Seeing off stiff competition from some of the UK’s leading fabricators, the Emplas team received the top title at a glamorous ceremony held at the Hilton in London’s Park Lane on Friday [27/11/15].
Collecting the award, Emplas’ Managing Director, Ryan Johnson, paid tribute to the Emplas team, its customers and supply partners.
He said: “This award is testimony to the hard work of the whole Emplas team. We are incredibly lucky in that we employ some the industry’s most knowledgeable, passionate and committed people and that’s something which translates into the service we deliver to our customers.
“I would also like to say thank you to our customers for their continued support and loyalty and to our suppliers.
“For Emplas it’s always been about partnership and that’s true even more so now than ever, between us as an employer and our people, our customers and our supply chain. We believe that working in partnership with all three means that everyone benefits – we want to develop our people, grow our business and support our customers in their growth too.”
The accolade comes following the launch of the Emplas Installer Partnership last year, with significant growth and investment in its state-of-the-art, Northamptonshire manufacturing facility.
This includes sustained investment in its factory floor, including a £ half-a-million spend on a state of the art Schirmer Saw Centre, alongside new welders and a digital measuring system in the first quarter of this year alone.
Following a two year project, Emplas also successfully integrated glass supply with its own factory bar-code system in a pioneering partnership with Pilkington, so that the company can plan its own production and delivery schedules more efficiently, and at the same time make sure that those benefits are passed on to Emplas customers.
The award ceremony brings to a close a series of successes and comes hot on the heels of Ryan Johnson’s listing as one of the UK’s 100 most influential leaders in manufacturing in The Manufacturer Top 100 earlier in November.
It’s also not the first time Emplas has made it to the stage at the G-Awards, scooping the Customer Care Initiative of the Year Award at last year’s gala for its innovative Customer Information Manual.
T&K, its’ retail operation, which Emplas say is the foundation of its industry leading customer support package, also claimed the Conservatory of the Year title, having won the Installer of the Year category in 2012.
Ryan concluded: “At the end of 2015 I believe we have a lot to be proud of and going into 2016, a lot to be confident about.
“The market continues to grow, we have invested significantly in the previous 12-months and have a number of really exciting innovations about to come on line.
“We believe that this puts Emplas and our customers in good stead for the coming year.”