Polyseam The growth of a manufacturer in Huddersfield

31st May 2017

Established in 1993, Polyseam has built its reputation as an 'own brand' manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, fillers and passive fire protection products.

Manufacturing for global brands, including market leading UK brands such Wickes, Evo-stick, B&Q and Homebase. Our comprehensive manufacturing experience and capabilities, matched with dedicated research and development investment, has positioned our products within the top 10 international rankings. We are a progressive organisation, with employees distributed in offices in the United Kingdom (South: London - Marketing Suite and North: Huddersfield Headquarters), Norway, Sweden and Turkey. Our approved distributors are located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. We have manufactured over 150 different types of products, currently export to over 40 countries globally and are continuously expanding our domestic and International reach. Our mission is; to be innovators, manufacturing and supplying only the highest quality solutions to the building and construction industry. Between 2012 and 2013 Polyseam introduced two brands Protecta and GRAFT: Protecta is now a market leader in passive fire protection products and offers an extensive range of linear and gap penetration seals designed to provide systems which meet the harshest requirements of today's building and construction projects. The GRAFT brand hosts a range of all-purpose sealants, adhesives, fillers and paint. The unique colour coded packaging and application icons helped to easily identify the right product for the job among the sea of similar looking products. The range is focused on PREMIUM QUALITY and was specifically developed for the Trade, Professional and DIY markets. Our export business three and a half years ago made up 20% of our sales, it is now at 80%. This growth is as a result of us revising our business model about four and a half years ago and aligning it to where we thought the growth of the business was going to come from. It was obvious that it would be export markets and we put a lot of effort into that with our fire protection products and also our general sealants and adhesives for the construction and DIY markets. In 2016 business increased by 29%, and at the end of the 1st quarter in 2017 sales were up 90% on 2016. This growth has happened during a period of upheaval as we were preparing to move from leased premises on Silver Street Huddersfield to our new owned site on St Andrews Road Huddersfield. We have been at Silver Street for over 20 years but have outgrown the site and our new factory will allow us to better service the expanding needs of our customers. The new site sits tall across 5000 sq m and we have already secured planning permission for a further 2,700 sq m. Our customers are being driven by a demand for quality, and that is what Polyseam continue to deliver with our products. Specialties: Manufacturing, Sealants, Adhesives, Fillers, Paint, and Passive Fire Protection Industry: Building Materials Contact details Polyseam - www.polyseam.com Phone: +44(0) 1484 421036 Polyseam's Brands Protecta www.protecta.co.uk GRAFT www.graft.co.uk

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