JFPL marks 30-year milestone

PVC-U manufacturer, John Fredericks Plastics, celebrates a three-decade partnership with Veka’s Halo system in April this year.

Mark Dicconson, JFPL managing director, said the 30-year partnership was down to ‘product quality, delivery, service and trust’: “It’s a combination of all those factors really. Halo is an excellent brand – high quality products designed to last. That works for us, and our customers.

“And the customers obviously have grown to rely on the same product now for 30 years, so they have that familiarity, and trust. They have seen how it has consistently performed for three decades.

Established in 1970, John Fredericks Plastics has signed an additional five year service agreement with Halo.

When Mark returned to the business as MD in 2019, he took the decision to use the Halo system exclusively.

“This has proven to be the right decision,” said Mark. “I brought Halo to John Fredericks 30 years ago. It’s an exceptional product; one we have been pioneers of and has been involved in many of our innovations over the past 30 years. During my absence from JFPL a second system had been introduced which was inferior in my view.

“I feel you should concentrate on one thing and do it really well. Hence the reason I went down the exclusivity route with Halo again. I initially signed a three-year deal on that basis and then felt comfortable enough to extend that for a further five years.”

In what has been a tough two years for businesses across the industry, Mark said Halo has stood out from many of their competitors and assisted JFPL in maintaining high levels of customer service.

“It has been the best of our suppliers without question; it has been extremely reliable. It has been very supportive of us over the years, and this has continued throughout the pandemic.

“The last two years have been tough, but we’ve managed those challenges, and as a result we’ve experienced excellent growth.”