Leicester-based plastics manufacturer Nylacast are delighted to be a part of the CEA Construction Equipment Showcase which Business Minister Mark Prisk took a tour of at the Department of Business and Innovation Skills (BIS) in Westminster yesterday morning, meeting with business leaders and seeing for himself some of the advanced construction equipment technology manufactured in the UK – standing testament to why this country remains one of the world’s leading manufacturing nations.
Nylacast are one of the six companies involved in the display and represented the “innovative” sector of the industry, showcasing their range of pioneering polymers and solutions which are all proudly developed and produced in the UK.
Established in 1967, Nylacast today, in addition to strategic worldwide locations, continues to hold its headquarters locally in Leicester where it has numerous production sites employing many local members of its communities.
Business Minister Mark Prisk was greeted by Nylacast Marketing Executive Junaid Makda, who presented and explained in depth about Nylacast and its activities, as well as its unique product range, Mark Prisk was delighted to hear that Nylacast remains a strong UK manufacturer with over 78 percent of its business being exported to all areas of the globe for numerous projects and applications.
Speaking on the event the Minister said:
“The construction equipment industry is one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors, and contributes £8.5 billion to our economy each year. Most people don’t realise that the UK is the second largest net exporter of construction equipment in the world. Over 75 percent of products manufactured in the UK are exported to 150 countries world-wide. That is an impressive figure.
“This showcase is just one of the steps this Government is taking to demonstrate just how innovative and world-leading our manufacturing base is here in the UK, and change perceptions that as a country we don’t make anything anymore.
“We’ve launched the Make it in Great Britain campaign which is hunting for fresh pre-market ideas and concepts, culminating in an exhibition during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. So too, businesses up and down the country will be opening their factories to visitors next month as part of our See Inside Manufacturing campaign.
“Image is important, but we also need to ensure that businesses get the support they need to grow. This is why we have rolled out initiatives such as the £125 million Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative and recently re-launched the Manufacturing Advisory Service.”
Rob Oliver, Chief Executive of the CEA, which organised the event said:
“There is a growing awareness that Britain’s construction equipment sector is a major force in manufacturing and worth billions to the UK economy; this showcase is the perfect platform to shout about just how ‘great’ Britain is.
The Showcase is on until 25th May 2012. The showcase is underlining just how important the UK Construction Equipment Industry is to Britain’s economy.
Visitors are encouraged to visit and see the showcase from 14th – 25th of May and show their support of the UK construction equipment sector. For more information, see www.nylacast.com.