Pictured: Peter Eatough, Quality Manager of The VEKA UK Group, collects the award from EEF Regional Director Steve Warren.
Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier, The VEKA UK Group, has been presented with a prestigious regional business award at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.
The Burnley-based company won the Business Efficiency Award, having been singled out as the ‘manufacturer that has most successfully brought in new operating practices to boost productivity and business performance’.
The VEKA UK Group was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics and was up against stiff competition from across the region.
With the regional title now under its belt, The VEKA UK Group will go on to compete for the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in January.
Dave Jones, Managing Director of The VEKA UK Group, said: “This award recognises our team’s hard work and dedication, especially in relation to our on-site mixing plant. This facility is the most technically-advanced mixing plant in the UK and it has been designed with future expansion in mind. It has a potential capacity of 72,000 tonnes and means that we are able to offer a truly scalable service. We can grow indefinitely as our loyal customer base continues to expand, and mixing our own raw materials on site means we have even greater control over the quality of our products.
“Our investment in the the mixing plant will enable The VEKA UK Group to become even bigger and stronger over the coming years, and allows us to offer even higher levels of service and stability for our customers.
“We are delighted to have won the Business Efficiency Award. Not only do these awards showcase the valuable contribution made by local manufacturers like ourselves, but it also clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to increasing efficiency in all areas of our business.
“It’s great news for us to share with all our staff, customers and suppliers. We were very happy to have got this far and now we’re looking forward to the national finals in January to see how we measure up against other leading manufacturers from across the UK.”