Engineered Foam Products (EFP), a premier manufacturer of custom designed foam, has been appointed to supply its expanded polystyrene product to leading building products manufacturer Forterra.
Used in conjunction with Forterra’s Bison Precast Jetfloor system, expanded polystyrene improves the thermal performance of the ground floors of new build domestic houses.
First deliveries of EFP’s product were made to multiple construction sites on Monday 1st June 2020.
The partnership marks a significant moment for EFP’s continued expansion into the construction industry. The company has invested close to £3m in new machinery, equipment and warehousing to handle the increase in production volume.
EFP’s innovative moulded expanded polystyrene solution offers a higher tolerance and better finish than more traditional hot wire cut systems.
Peter Varnsverry, Managing Director of Bison Precast, said of the appointment: “Engineered Foam Products were an obvious strategic partner for us. Their close manufacturing proximity to our Jetfloor customers will inevitably equal shorter lead times and, therefore, help us to provide a better service.
“We were also drawn to EFP for their superior product finish and their product development and innovation. We are looking forward to a positive and productive working relationship with their team.”
David Vallance, CEO of Engineered Foam Products, said: “We’re delighted to be working on this new venture with Forterra and the contract award is a major success for Engineered Foam Products. This new partnership comes off the back of a huge amount of effort from team members at both businesses throughout the award process. It’s a testament to the dedication of both teams.”
He continues: “We will continue to invest to develop our construction product range capabilities at our four strategically located UK manufacturing sites. This geographical spread means production can be planned and prioritised from the most suitable site to support Forterra.”
Engineered Foam Products employs 270 people across the UK, with sites in Livingston, Spennymoor, Northampton and Torpoint. Its focus is on continuous excellence and sustainable innovation.