Based in Stockport, Cheshire, Europlanters, leading British manufacturer of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) planters are proud to announce 25 successful years in business. For 2015 they are planning a year of celebrations to express their sincere gratitude to their customers, suppliers, fellow professionals and colleagues for the role that they have played in their success.
Europlanters will be celebrating their achievements of the last 25 years in the industry. ‘Over the years we have worked especially hard to deliver consistently high quality products, whilst improving the factory to provide an even better, faster service to all our customers’ Said Director John Wilkes
By following his passion for Fibre Glass after making canoes as a child John Wilkes started off as a sole trader when Europlanters was established in 1990. Despite continued economic uncertainty, John has grown his team into a company that now employs 25 local people.
In 2014 Europlanters opened a new manufacturing area which has hugely increased the production capacity for larger bespoke items; adding to the 12,500 square feet main production area, office and warehousing buildings. This has vastly extended the storage space, finishing and packing areas whilst creating a larger work space for the laminators.
The manufacturing team has grown in line with the site; with additional management personnel, several new permanent full-time staff, and additional office staff to supplement the original team who have been with them for many years.
During the growth and internal re-organisation of the main manufacturing and warehousing buildings, they have recently installed a new 24 square metre industrial spray booth with baking facility to make the finishing quicker and more efficient.
As part of the company development last year Europlanters have manufactured their own fibreglass building to expand the office space and to house additional sales and admin personnel.
Exporting increased by 100%
Although based in the North West Europlanters ship their plant containers all over the country by pallet, parcel and by their own transport which delivers to London on a weekly basis. They supply across Europe, United States, Africa and Middle East. They have added more delivery vehicles to their fleet whilst exporting has increased by 100% over the last 12 months.
Product Range Grown
Their product range has grown too, they can now offer high quality fire retardant and UV stable artificial hedging and topiary, illuminated planters and the latest product Root refreshers – the watering system that once installed you can almost forget!
Over the years Europlanters design team have also been busy, they we have launched many new designs, the latest being the Berkeley, Facet, Tetragon, Flexi, knightsbridge, and slinky trough and they have added lots of new sizes to their range of standard Troughs and Cubes.
Europlanters work with Garden Designers, Landscapers, Architects and gardening enthusiasts to create a variety of landscape schemes. ‘We have had some challenging and exciting projects over the years and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with all our clients to ensure that their schemes come to fruition, in line with budgets and time scales’ said John Wilkes Director of Europlanters. ‘By celebrating our 25th Anniversary we can proudly reflect on what we have accomplished over the years and thank those who have supported and driven the company forward into the future’
To find out more about how Europlanters will be celebrating their 25 years in the industry you can Like them on Facebook Europlanters Ltd or follow them on Twitter @europlanters. Many of the projects that Europlanters have been involved with can be found on their website www.europlanters.com