The InterContinental Park Lane, London,
21 September 2018
Comprising of W. Howard Limited, Polyco Limited and W. Howard Kildare Limited across four sites; The W. Howard Group are manufacturers of MDF profiles - products include skirtings, architraves, window boards, door casings and door linings as well as our exclusive KOTA™ product.
W. Howard UK (based in Manchester) manufactures primed MDF profiles, delivered across the UK and Europe as well as being the central administration point for the Group. Polyco (based in Newtown, mid-Wales) manufactures real wood veneer and foil wrapped products, delivered across the UK from site or via Manchester. W Howard Kildare (based in ROI) manufactures primed MDF profiles alongside real wood veneer and foil wrapped products as well as our exclusive KOTA™ product delivered across Ireland and Europe. Our London distribution centre (based in West Thurrock) offers a collection or delivery service for merchants in London and the south-east.
The Group's core range is one of the largest in Europe and we hold more than 200 stock profile sizes and finishes.
Our mission is to be the UK and Europe’s preferred partner to Merchants, Manufacturers & Distributors within the construction industry.
CombiLift’s wide range of multidirectional forklifts and other specialist handling equipment ensures the space saving, safe and more productive handling and storage of long loads, pallets and containers. CombiLift has been at the forefront of innovation in its sector since it was established in 1998 and is the acknowledged leading global supplier of customised handling solutions. The company has a worldwide network of dealerships and exports to more than 75 countries. Celebrating 20 years in business in 2018, CombiLift has produced over 36,000 units of its ever expanding product portfolio which operate across a wide range of industries, with the timber sector being one of its largest customer bases.
ECC is one of Irelands
leading wood processors supplying quality Construction, Fencing and Packaging
Timber products direct to UK and Irish markets since 1992. Based in the scenic
west of Ireland with UK sales offices in Hadleigh and Liverpool, ECC’s
continuous focus on customer requirements has established the company as the
benchmark for quality product and service in the UK and Irish timber markets.
Social and Environmental sustainability are
the cornerstone of our business, ECC have become the first homegrown timber
processor to offer dual PEFC and FSC certification on our product range.
proud to sponsor the Environmental award for the industry.
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) software enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional, and global businesses demand.
Through our plants in Ireland and Scotland, Glennon Brothers offers a one stop shop solution, for sawn softwood in the British Isles, with products for the construction, packaging and fencing industries. Having celebrated 100 years in business in 2013, Glennon Brothers is now the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry.
Glennon Brothers is the first home grown timber processor, to sponsor a TTJ Award. In line with its ongoing commitment to invest in people, this year Glennon Brothers is sponsoring the Career Development Award, which presents an ideal opportunity to showcase the importance of highly talented people to the industry.
Established in 1757, James Latham plc has been importing and distributing timber and wood based panel products to the UK for more than two and a half centuries. Under the continuing direction of the Latham family, the business - whose current management team includes a number of ninth generation family members - has developed into an industry leader in panel products, hardwood, hardwood flooring and joinery quality softwood and now offers probably the most comprehensive and varied product range available in the market today.
A member and supporter of the Timber Trade Federation, James Latham was the first signatory to the Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy. The company has a strong environmental policy with all depots being Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified plus the business has also been independently audited to ensure that it is compliant with the European Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR).
<p>Lonza Wood Protection is the leading European supplier of products and processes for the effective preservative and fire retardant protection of timber. Leading brand preservative products such as TANALITH and VACSOL can be used to industrially treat timber and provide long term protection against decay and insect attack. A choice of DRICON and ATP Generic proven fire retardant treatments is available for timber used in both permanent and temporary interior situations, providing a very effective surface spread of flame protection and more time in a fire situation.</p>
MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market leading manufacturer of sustainable timber construction panels. Our award winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer-led innovation and industry leading customer service.
Our manufacturing sites in Clonmel (MEDITE) and Waterford (SMARTPLY) in Ireland feature the latest production technology to deliver straighter, flatter and more consistent boards than ever before, in a range of sizes and thicknesses unparalleled within the industry. Constant progression and investment have allowed MEDITE SMARTPLY to enter new diverse markets and sectors, meaning that there is always a fresh pipeline of new products to address market demands.
As part of the Coillte Group, we pride ourselves on our sustainable supply chain and manufacturing processes, meaning our products are as environmentally conscious in their make up as they are in their application.
As the UK’s leading organisation representing over 400 members in the structural timber sector and associated supply chain companies, the STA has an objective to drive quality and product innovation through expert technical guidance and research - underpinned by education, training and event programmes.
MDM Timber was established in 1989 as an independent Timber Importer with the emphasis of providing quality products, at competitive prices, on a "Just In Time Basis".
From its small beginnings with offices above a joinery shop in Wickford, the company has grown steadily without ever losing sight of its guiding principles.
As the company continued to grow, the need to employ a larger workforce increased resulting in the company relocating, initially to a site in Rayleigh, and again in 2003 to our present location in Basildon.
Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 employees in more than 35 countries. Wood Products division provides versatile wood-based solutions for building and housing. Our product range covers all areas of urban construction including massive wood elements, wood components and pellets. We also offer a variety of sawn timber goods.
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