Emplas: 40 years in business; turning-point in fabrication

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With 40 years in business, Empas is continuing to improve its product and service offer, introducing manufacturing efficiencies, which have allowed the company to keep its costs down.

Emplas marks its 40th year in business this year
Emplas marks its 40th year in business this year. Managing Director, Ryan Johnson argues 2018 represents a turning-point in fabrication.
‘Race to the bottom’ – it’s a term applied regularly to the window and door industry, frequently accompanied by the charge that someone is giving away products rather than upselling innovation. ‘Race to the top’ – that’s a different proposition all together.
“As we see it there are four investment-led large fabrication businesses. Emplas is one of them”, says Johnson.
He continues: “What marks us out is that we remain privately-owned businesses. They and we, don’t have to answer to venture capitalists, don’t have to deliver shareholder return or make large bank repayments.
“That means that we have been able to reinvest, in the same way that those other three fabricators are investing and that’s driving a step change in quality and service offer in manufacture.
“It’s a race to the top. It’s about continuous improvement of our product and service offer, to guarantee that we remain at the head of a group of highly innovative fabrication businesses.”
Johnson’s comments are perhaps prophetic. Celebrating its 40th year in business this year, Emplas has been through and come out the other side of three recessions. Although the last - the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing downturn - led to a number of casualties, it didn’t deliver wholesale restructure.
This, some commentators suggest, has only started to bite in t...
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