Reprotec UK Ltd won one of four national awards, and two Reprotec employees were celebrated for their industry achievements, at the FeRFA awards 2016 which took place on Friday 11 November at the Belfry Hotel, West Midlands.
County Durham-based Reprotec in collaboration with Altro, a premium flooring provider, won the award for Small Industrial Project Of The Year for its work with Peterlee-based Walker Snack Foods. The award, which was sponsored by Huntsman Polyurethanes UK Ltd, identified excellence in resin flooring in an industrial project, which covered less than 500m².
The project, saw the company provide Walker Snack Foods with a range of services and expertise from problem identification and site surveying to the installation of Altro Flexi-flow Plus onto vinyl covered mezzanine and Gantry area directly above the production lines. Flexi-flow Plus is a flexible liquid resin floor finish which is a sustainable, anti-slip flooring which spanned 270 sq. metres over three floors.
Reprotec received recognition for its commitment to environmental sustainability during the project, with the methodology taking approximately 50% less time and producing a 40% cost saving when compared to other methods.
In line with a FeRFA initiative for the reduction of waste-to-landfill, Reprotec have achieved an industry first, by diverting 100% of its waste from landfill, with 96% of waste from projects being recycled, and the remainder being used as fuel for power generation, Reprotec halved the volume of materials used in the project and halved the potential waste at the end of the products’ life expectancy by overlaying an existing vinyl which becomes sustainable in the years to come.
Also, celebrated at the awards was Stan Howarth, Reprotec’s technical director, who has recently retired and was recognised for his invaluable service to the industry which has spanned over four decades.
Jamie Jackson, an apprentice at Reprotec, received his certification following the successful completion of his apprenticeship in Insitu Resin Flooring. Jamie is the third Reprotec employee to have qualified through the apprenticeship scheme, and another two employees are currently working towards completion.
Reprotec is committed to investing in the training of its employees; in 2007 it strengthened its reputation for rigorous staff development when their operational staff took up a quarter of the available places for the newly introduced industry specific NVQ Level 2 qualification. As a result, these 5 members of staff are still employed today strengthening, Reprotec’s expertise.
Established in 1988, Reprotec specialises in providing high quality, environmentally-friendly repair and protection solutions, using resin-based products to protect the fabric of buildings and increase their longevity. Working with companies across the UK, its clients include Nissan, Pepsico, Greencore, Walkers Foods and 3M.
The awards ceremony was attended by more than 300 industry specialists and was held by FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association, a members’ group which represents the leading manufacturers, contractors and associated companies involved in resin flooring systems.
John Holmes, managing director at Reprotec, commented: “Reprotec is committed to delivering sustainable, high-quality solutions to our customers and our employees are dedicated in the delivery of these services. We are delighted that our expertise and the hard-work and commitment of our employees has been recognised at such a prestigious industry ceremony.”