UK manufacturing at its best


Fibrelite says it continues to demonstrate UK manufacturing at its best: providing innovative, highly engineered GRP composite manhole and trench covers with quick delivery to customers.

British Manufacturers’ organisation EEF may be reporting that the sector has lost momentum in recent months, but

Managing director Ian Thompson explained: “What sets us apart in our sector is that we manufacture our highly engineered composite products here in the UK to meet our customer’s individual needs and our experienced technical support team are always on hand to provide support. “And what was once a niche product is now increasingly specified by project managers who appreciate the multiple advantages of choosing composite manhole covers over metal and concrete in both new and retro-fit work. In fact the composites market is growing so fast, Research and Markets project it will reach a value of around $90 billion by 2020. “In response to this increasing demand we recently launched what is now the most comprehensive choice of trench cover sizes available in the market to sit alongside our custom-made service. Our standard widths now range from 300mm to 1,000mm; lengths 600mm to 1,800mm; and there are three depths: 50mm, 76mm and 117mm. All Fibrelite covers offer the best strength to weight ratio in the industry, allowing for maximum load bearing and durability (tested to BS EN 124). In fact the Fibrelite F900 load-rated trench cover - launched last year - remains unique in the market place.” Fibrelite’s composite manhole covers are now industry standard on petrol station forecourts, having been first installed as far back as 1980, and they are now tried and trusted in over 80 countries in facilities as diverse as Data Centres; Water Treatment Plants; Power Stations; Pharmaceutical Plants; Hospitals; University Campuses; Shopping Centres and Housing Developments – not forgetting a London zoo and a specialist water treatment system recently installed in Antarctica! Additional manufacturing facilities in the US and Malaysia allow the company to deliver quickly and economically to customers around world.

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