Breaking ground at Etex

Date Posted 12.04.22

We’re pleased to announce that we have started construction on the expansion of the Etex Siniat plasterboard facility near the Port of Bristol.

The new facility is adjacent to the existing plant and will double the production capacity of the site in Portbury. Etex has operated in the UK for over 30 years. Supplying the UK and Irish markets from its two plasterboard plants in Bristol and Ferrybridge.

Following a multi-stage procurement process, we were awarded the contract based on our approach to health and safety. As well as our focus on innovation, social value and environmental strategies. An objective during tendering was to ensure we included new, cleaner technologies in our bid. The state-of-the-art facility has a key focus on sustainability. Utilising a rainwater harvesting systems, electric forklift fleet and electric car charging points.

Our construction works began on 31st March and a ground breaking ceremony was held to mark the occasion. Pupils from local school St Katherine’s buried a time capsule they had filled next to one prepared internally. The ground breaking was preceded by presentations from Etex, Ben Slipper Studio Director at Maber, as well as our Construction Director Douglas McCusker.

McLaughlin & Harvey excelled at all stages of our procurement process and fought off strong competition from other suppliers whilst facing the considerable uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Since the contract was appointed, the contractor has continued to demonstrate its commitment and value as a supply chain partner for this project.

Neil Shaw

UK Country Manager at Etex
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