May 2019

Expamet, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of expanded metal mesh, constructional fixing components and builders' metalwork, is celebrating 130 years of supplying the construction industry.

Trusted by generations of building and construction professionals across the UK, Expamet is marking the occasion by hosting a series of monthly Facebook competitions, with the chance to win £130 worth of prizes each month for the rest of the year. The prizes include tools, workwear, vouchers and Expamet products.

The last 130 years have seen a number of changes in both the construction and manufacturing industries. From the introduction of new technology, building methods and the development of new materials – Expamet has continued to supply the market with the products and services it has needed to enable it to grow.

Graeme Miller Managing Director at Birtley Group, comments: “130 years is a huge milestone, which could not have been achieved without the continued support and loyalty of our customers.”

Originally established in Hartlepool in 1889 as the British Metal Expansion Company, which had the sole European rights for the manufacture of expanded metal mesh, mainly for use as reinforcement and lath in the rapidly expanding sector of concrete construction, the business grew and changed its name to Expamet.

Now part of the Birtley Group, the company behind some of the UK construction industry’s most trusted names, including Bowater by Birtley and Birtley Lintels; Expamet encompasses a wide range of products that are still designed and manufactured in the North-East of England.

Graeme adds: “Our ongoing success is largely due our ability to foresee and plan for changes in the markets we serve and deliver a solution to our customers. We also have a dedicated team of highly skilled employees who bring an uncompromising approach to quality manufacturing and customer service. Thanks to them, we can look forward to continuing to champion UK manufacturing for many more years to come.”

For details on how to enter the 130th anniversary competition, visit the Expamet Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/expamet/. For information about the company and to view its full range of products, visit https://www.expamet.co.uk/.

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