Open house celebrations

Liniar House, an impressive new 178,000ft² facility, has been unveiled as the latest stage in the story of HL Plastics.
More than 150 invited guests attended the event to see business magnate Lord Digby Jones officially open Liniar House, the home of the company’s new warehouse, training centre and showrooms.

CEO Roger Hartshorn opened by describing the history and ethos of the company while referring to the impressive timeline that adorns the walls of the new Liniar showroom and charts more than 40 years of growth.

“Liniar House will take customer relations to a new level,” he said. “I am confident the strength of HL and its staff will continue to thrive with the facilities and culture we have created.

“HL Plastics now has the most integrated, well-invested single-site PVCU facility in the UK.”
Having toured HL Plastics’ facilities earlier in the morning, Lord Digby Jones praised Roger’s achievements and said it was a “privilege to share in the success” of the company.

Further speeches were given by Martin Thurley, managing director of HL Plastics, and Nigel Bishop, sales director of Avantek Machinery, before guests were invited to explore the new Liniar showroom, which covers every product launched by the systems company.
After lunch guests were given the opportunity to take a guided tour of the entire facilities, including the new Avantek showroom, which features a range of fabrication machinery that customers can trial before buying from stock.

Glass Times editor Nathan Bushell wrote: “Liniar’s new warehouse, showroom (for both machinery and finished product), and training centre stands as a beacon of success in today’s uncertain market.”
Mick Clayton, CEO of GQA Qualifications, said: “It was great to be at the opening of Liniar House and have the opportunity to hear from Roger and Martin on the story so far and what’s next … the ethos and culture that was highlighted is very much something that we at GQA try to operate and promote.

“Lord Digby Jones was also an entertaining speaker with a number of common sense anecdotes and thoughts that fit perfectly with the theme of the day.”
Charlotte Davies, head of marketing for Edgetech UK, said: “The new facility is impressive and the large showrooms are a great addition as it’s good to be able to experience the current range, as well as reflect on how far the company has progressed over the years.”