Wakefield-based BPC Building Products, manufacturer of a huge range of constructional fixing components and builders’ metalwork, has celebrated its 40th anniversary.
To mark the occasion, a day of celebration took place on Tuesday 19th September, exactly 40 years’ from when the family owned and operated company was first incorporated. The event included a visit from the mayor of Wakefield, Mr Kevin Barker.
From its beginnings in 1977, BPC Building Products has grown into a national business supplying a range of constructional and DIY markets. The company now manufactures and supplies fixings, gardening, decking and fencing ranges to construction sites and DIY’ers across the United Kingdom and Europe.
Wakefield remains the headquarters for BPC Building Products, with its advanced manufacturing and warehousing operations.
The Yorkshire company has achieved significant growth over the last five years with a 170 per cent increase in turnover. Ongoing improvements in service has been one of the reasons for rapid growth recently, including next day delivery and with no minimum order quantity for its merchants and distributors.
“We would like to thank all our customers for supporting us over the last 40 years,” said Gareth Simister, Managing Director at BPC Building Products. “Our reputation and track record have been built largely on customer recommendations, and we thank them for their continued trust and confidence.”
While BPC initially focused on builders’ metalwork products such as joist hangers and restraint straps, demand from customers resulted in range extensions over the years. These include plasterers’ metalwork as well as fencing, decking and gardening ranges.
Recent major investments by BPC Building Products include £500,000 to upgrade and expand its Wakefield warehouse and manufacturing facility, creating up to 10 jobs in the process. The project was part funded by a Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) grant of £80,000.
The investment project will enable the company to further increase its market share in both the UK and European construction markets.
Looking to the future, Gareth explains: “Our ongoing success is due to a commitment to employ highly skilled people, investment in our manufacturing process and an uncompromising approach to customer service.”
The company’s advanced, high-speed production lines ensure optimum efficiency and consistent high levels of quality. The majority of BPC’s products are manufactured in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and have the back up of an ISO 9001 approved quality control system.