Founded in 1992 by three engineering partners with the goal of exploiting materials technologies and pushing the boundaries of what was possible with polymers, Advanced Plastics has since grown to become the largest privately-owned injection moulding business in the UK. Aided by its high-tech, high-efficiency sites across the UK, the company has steadily grown not only its production capabilities, but also its market share and its turnover.
Italian-based Atitech is the largest independent MRO operator in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. However, its desire to grow further in a highly competitive sector remains strong. In a discussion with Andy Probert, President Gianni Lettieri outlined the company’s plans and the desire for sustainability to take a leading role.
Founded in 1955, Atomic Austria manufactures high-quality winter sports equipment. It is the largest ski manufacturer in the world with 1,000 in-house employees at its headquarters in the Pongau valley, near Salzburg. The Atomic workforce is united by shared values of innovation, authenticity and, most recently, data driven sustainability.
Established in 1920 by the current owner’s great-grandfather, AVG’s experience in construction and infrastructure has evolved gradually over the years. Now, with a head for sustainability and a commitment to his customers, Owner and innovator Ramon Janssen is leading the company in a new direction. During an exclusive interview with Inside Sustainability, Director, CEO and owner Hans Jaspers and Logistics Manager Nick Derks explained this new strategy. Report written by Imogen Ward.
C.H. Guenther & Son is a leading food manufacturer that has delivered high-quality products and ‘just baked from scratch’ flavours for over 170 years. With manufacturing locations worldwide, including Europe’s most advanced bakery, it is making significant strides in sustainability through energy and waste reduction, and progressive farming practices. Andy Probert discovered more in discussion with Rosalinda Sanquiche, Global Senior Manager, Sustainability & Communications, and Jean-Charles Philippon, Managing Director, Europe.
As the world’s leading aircraft end-of-life services provider, ecube is highly specialised in plane disassembly, with a heavy focus on maximising asset values. While sustainability, a circular economy approach and waste minimisation are at the heart of driving the company forward, CEO Lee McConnellogue remains outspoken in seeking industry recognition for the role ecube plays as an end-of-life service provider within the greater aviation circular economy. Report by Andy Probert.
ek robotics, a leading German manufacturer, is revolutionising the warehouse and logistics sector with its state-of-the-art, sustainable robotics solutions. In particular, the company’s modular Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) technology framework has redefined the sector, offering operators a flexible platform that adapts to changing needs as the customers’ operation evolves. Chris Price, Managing Director at ek robotics UK, spoke with Richard Hagan about how robots are shaping the future of warehouse operations.
Established in 1948, Electro Adda is a family business which celebrated its 75th birthday in 2023. Over the years, the company has been adept at responding and adapting to international market demands, serving a large variety of sectors with low-voltage electric motors and generators. Hannah Barnett spoke to CEO Lorenzo Riva to find out more about the company fully controlled by the Riva family.
With more than 25 years’ experience within the flooring market, Falcon Contract Flooring has established a strategy that works. With the company growing year-on-year, Managing Director Elliot Garbett and Head of Health, Safety & Human Resources Stacey Hassall explored the company’s successes, in conversation with Imogen Ward.
The Spanish multinational, Fersa is an expert in the manufacture of bearings and powertrain solutions. A commitment to developing first-class components has enabled Fersa to become an OE and Tier 1 supplier trusted by the world´s leading OEM in the automotive, and wind-energy industries. Chief Business Development Officer Hugo Santos outlined the company’s story to Phil Nicholls.
Sustainability is at the heart of Forma London, a specialist in fit-out and refurbishment contractor. “We plan to continue to learn about the best ways of tackling the issue of sustainable construction,” explained Paul Delahunty, company co-founder and Chairman, in an interview with Romana Moares.
GOLDBECK is a successful construction company offering a range of building services including warehouses and factories, office and school buildings, multi-storey car parks and residential buildings. With factories, offices and subsidiaries spread across Europe, Goldbeck’s next step is to do all it can to be the best-in-class for sustainability. Hannah Barnett spoke to Dr Michael Six, MD of GOLDBECK Germany & Chief Sustainability Officer, to find out more.
Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) is Barbados’ only airport and the aviation hub of the Eastern Caribbean. It handles daily trips between the other islands, as well as nonstop flights to London, Toronto, New York, and Miami. As CEO Hadley Bourne explained to Hannah Barnett, the airport is a hub of activity.
Grocott & Murfit is a values-driven construction business, with an award-winning team based in the heart of North Norfolk. The company offers clients a full building service, from design to completion, incorporating the latest products and eco-friendly technologies. Daniel Grocott, MD, explained more to Hannah Barnett.
Sweden’s Huhnseal AB designs and manufactures a wide range of mechanical seals for a variety of industries, offering both standard and bespoke seals to its customers worldwide. The company is focused on producing a high-end product that routinely solves engineering problems that standard products available from competitors cannot, ultimately making Huhnseal a leader in the segment across multiple industries in all major markets. Richard Hagan sealed the deal with CEO Daniele Ficorilli.
Over the past 15 years, Integre Trans has provided its clients with exceptional transportation and logistics services. During this time, the company has achieved several important milestones, the latest of which revolves around its carbon footprint. Managing Director for Poland Martyna Grala and CMO Kristina Černiauskienė explained more about the steps the company is taking to promote sustainability and expand its global reach. Report by Imogen Ward.
Established to make the working environment a safer place, Integrity HSE is changing the way health is managed in professional spaces. To find out more, Hannah Barnett spoke to the firm’s three partners: Managing Director Steve Harris, Director of Safety & Risk Management Darrell Lines and Director of Clinical Psychology Shabnum Hanif.
Over the years, LRES-UK has achieved organic growth as an industrial service company. Initially set up to cater for the needs of oil and gas, the company has since ventured into the world of energy from waste. Managing Director Tom Rowland and Sales Director Lynsey Waller discussed the company’s latest investments, in an exclusive interview with Inside Sustainability. Report by Imogen Ward.
The Lufthansa Technik Group is the world’s leading provider of technical aircraft services. Certified internationally as a maintenance, production and design organisation, the company employs more than 21,000 people in dozens of locations around the globe. Finding solutions that increase the sustainability of an aircraft is part of the Lufthansa Technik DNA. Co-Lead Aerolutions LAB Karin Scheibner and Product Manager for AeroSHARK Jens-Uwe Müller discussed innovation with Hannah Barnett.
Premium clay product manufacturer Michelmersh proudly manufactures over 125 million clay bricks and pavers every year across 150 core range products and seven market-leading premium brands. Serving customers ranging from housebuilders to homeowners, self-builders, architects and builders’ merchants, Michelmersh has enjoyed consistent growth while impressing with a string of acquisitions and product developments. Group Innovation Director Sarah Le Gresley met with Richard Hagan to discuss how Michelmersh is helping to build the future of the UK and Europe.
With five decades of experience supporting the offshore industry, North Star is in prime position to accelerate the shipping sector’s transition to green energy. Chief Technology Officer James Bradford explained how the company is doing exactly that, in an exclusive interview. Report written by Imogen Ward.
With more than 30 years’ experience in roto-moulding and buoyancy, Ovun is a master of the ocean space. Having recently transitioned from PartnerPlast to Ovun, Sales Director Charl Burger sat in on an exclusive interview to explain the reasoning behind this exciting new chapter. Report by Imogen Ward.
PASSER is a leading industrial group of companies focused on providing innovative solutions for the renewable energy sector. The company’s portfolio of services includes equipment for offshore cable handling and manufacturing, metal fabrication, shipbuilding, and cryogenic insulation solutions for the maritime market. Espen Brudal, Director of Business Development, explained more to Hannah Barnett.
Seward Refrigeration Ltd is a successful, independent, UK company, specialising in the design, installation, service and maintenance of industrial and commercial refrigeration systems. These days, its work includes both cooling and heating. Mark Culley, Technical Director, told Hannah Barnett more about the new objectives of the business.
Simply UK is real estate development and investment company, focusing on care homes, with a strong track record of successful trading and growth. Active throughout the UK, the company is engaged in a broad range of projects. It owns two care home brands – Morar Living and Portland care group – and caters to different sections of the market with each one. Land Director Neil Dobbie explained more to Imogen Ward and Hannah Barnett.
When it comes to candles, Spaas Kaarsen is a household name. Now, celebrating the company’s 170th anniversary, co-owner & CEO Ben Spaas, co-owner & Sales Manager Sarah Spaas and Head of Sustainability Elise Maris explained what Spaas hopes to achieve in the future. Report by Imogen Ward.
Stackright is a leading manufacturer of anti-vandal, container and modular products. Currently, with a production rate of 3,000 units a year and an annual turnover of £20 million, the company is busier than ever. With a new line focused on sustainability, that demand is set to continue. Managing Director Antonio Pontiero explained more, in an exclusive interview with Inside Sustainability. Report by Imogen Ward.
As world leaders in ergonomic microscopy, digital 3D visualisation and metrology solutions, Vision Engineering is no stranger to innovative development. Having pioneered the microscope market with its Mantis stereo microscopes, the company has enhanced the range with a new generation. Group Marketing Communications Manager Phillip Townend and International Product Manager Stephen Sanderson discussed the company’s latest releases, in an exclusive interview with Inside Sustainability. Report by Imogen Ward.
The Wilo Group is a multinational technology leader and one of the world’s premium suppliers of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management and industrial sectors. As a sustainability champion, it is working hard to offer innovative, eco-friendly solutions that touch the lives of millions of people. President & CEO Oliver Hermes and Wilo UK’s Sales & Marketing Director David Williamson spoke to Andy Probert.
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