Continuing growth reported

Emplas has reported growth of 20% this year on the same time last year, despite tougher trading conditions.

The fabricator said that while conditions had become more challenging as the year progressed, it continued to perform as expected against itstarget growth forecasts.

This included recording significant growth in sales of foils, which it said now account for more than a quarter of all products it supplied.

Emplas also said that installers had responded positively to its switch to Optima, including the launch of its flush casement earlier this year. Emplas has also seen exponential growth in its Secured by Design/PAS24 composite door offering and similar levels of growth in inline patio door sales following the success of its Patiomaster Anglia operation.

Ryan Johnson, managing director, said: “Things are tougher. Continuing uncertainty over Brexit and the general election have created some challenges in retail but overall we have continued to perform to expectation, something that’s been achieved on the strength of our customers’ individual growth.”  

This growth has also been underpinned by an investment programme – Emplas is currently close to the completion of a major extension of its operational hub which will expand its current 50,000ft2 capacity to almost 70,000ft2 by the autumn. The new development will house new lines, loading bays and offices.