04 September 2014

Wavin UK Announces Multi-million Pound Investment Programme

Wavin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of heating, plumbing and drainage products, has today announced a multi-million pound investment programme to create two dedicated manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham. The proposals follow a review of its manufacturing operations with the aim of ensuring that the company and its products continue to remain highly responsive and competitive in a rapidly changing market-place.

The move will see the creation of a dedicated plumbing and heating manufacturing facility in Doncaster for the company’s Hep2O flexible plumbing brand, and an above and below ground plastic drainage manufacturing facility in Chippenham focusing on its Wavin OSMA brand.

As part of the proposed restructure, the company’s extrusion facility in Brandon will be closed. The company’s Hep2O manufacturing will be focussed at Doncaster and all above and below ground plastic manufacturing will be relocated to Chippenham. The proposed changes will see significant investment in the company’s facilities.

The planned changes to our manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham will simplify our supply chain and improve the service offering to our customers. By simplifying and increasing the focus of our UK manufacturing network and supply chain we will be aligned to the changing needs of our customers.
Brent Nicholls , Wavin’s Managing Director for South West Europe

“By reducing our transportation and handling we will be able to reduce the carbon footprint of the business. Focused manufacturing will help drive innovation and improved customer service.”

Subject to employee consultation, the proposed development of the two dedicated manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham will be completed in phases, with work due to commence in 2015 and completed by mid 2016.