With most media broadcasts containing news of the doom and gloom in UK manufacturing Robnor Resins Ltd, based in Swindon, are managing to buck the trend.
Building on 2011, which saw record UK sales and demand from overseas increasing by 80%, Robnor isn’t resting on its laurels.
Robnor’s growing international presence and the many new contracts secured for several high end blue chip UK companies has brought with it the need for significant investment in all areas of the business. Robnor has employed 16 new members of staff within production, engineering service and sales. There has also been around £60k investment in new R&D testing equipment and well as refurbishing the R&D facilities in house to improve quality and respond to the growing demand.
The strategy for future growth has also included improved European Distribution with a view to greater access to Robnor products throughout these regions.
One of Europe’s leading formulator of epoxy and polyurethane resins is sticking with its successful business formula as it expands into new markets overseas. Now with 9 distributor partners in 15 territories export turn over in 2012 is expected to grow again.
Robnor Resins manufacture and formulate an extensive range of materials for electrical and electronic encapsulation, structural bonding, and coating products for a wide range of industries and markets.
Drew Warren, managing director of the privately owned business, said “we see export as the key to our future growth and have a strong commitment to develop export sales. In the near future we will roll out a number of initiatives to strengthen support to our partners. Our philosophy is simple “we want our distributors to be successful and we will achieve this by supplying technical and innovative products while providing outstanding service and support”.
‘Our products are used in a! vast range of applications for the environmental protection of electr ical items in trains, planes and automobiles to the bonding of composite structures and to decorative architectural finishes”.
Gilles Coulombeau, Chairman, is delighted by the company’s performance in what have been very difficult times for most businesses. ‘The company has performed excellently despite the economic conditions and we are now seeking to expand throughout Europe and beyond,’ he said. ‘The values we have are very important to the business and these values create long-term partnerships with our customers, employees and distribution partners’