Sustained recovery reported

Emplas manufactured an average of 3,700 frames per week throughout June, driven by a combination of organic growth and new customer acquisition.

In a trading update it said that its post-lockdown forecasts had exceeded expectation, reporting high levels of demand from its pre-existing trade customer base.

It added that its top line had also been buoyed by a number of new customer wins as installers looked to shore-up their supply chains.

Ryan Johnson, managing director at Emplas, said: “When we were in the planning stage at the end of March and into early April, we could have never imagined the demand that we are now seeing.

“For me what’s most positive is that it’s across the board. We haven’t lost a single customer coming out of lockdown, and all are reporting significantly increased demand.

“Question marks over supply chain security and disruption to supply widely reported in the industry press has also meant that we have picked up a number of new customers.”

Ryan also said that despite some confusion surrounding the poorly handled Green Homes Grant, which led to the delay of some projects, demand remained high.

“While Covid-19 has shown us that we need to be prepared and adaptable to change, I feel we can move forward into the late summer with some confidence,” Ryan said.