SOUTH YORKSHIRE S73 0UW
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Suppliers of: pipe couplings flexible pipe coupling adapters pipe connectors
Flexseal designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of fully approved low and non-pressure flexible couplings in the marketplace. Flexseal couplings are suitable for sewerage, drainage, plumbing and vent systems, and can be used with plastic, clay, concrete, cast iron and steel pipes
Flexseal has diversified into channel drainage, plumbing couplings, saddle connections and other pipe repair systems.
As a specialist manufacturer and distributor We supply our range of products across three key areas which are broken down into:
Civils & Drainage:
Flexseal Civils & Drainage include the company’s core range of drainage couplings, as well as our range of lateral connections and pipe seals. This is the area for which the company has built its reputation for excellent quality products and market orientated focus.
Flexseal Civils & Drainage products include:
Flexseal Plumbing will comprise of our comprehensive range of smaller diameter couplings, which the Fernco Group manufactures in both EPDM rubber and PVC, as well as a portfolio of other associated plumbing products.
Flexseal plumbing products include:
Flexseal Water Management provide products ranging from domestic-level flood control all the way to large-scale river management items make up Flexseal’s water management product category. At the smaller end of the range, we offer valves for domestic properties for new-build or retrofit work. At the larger end, we can supply specified products for river management or sewage works directly to site, but purchased through merchants, as with all of our ranges.
The Flexseal water management category includes:
With a reputation for supplying high quality products, Flexseal offers a service to match and operates with a spirit of innovation across all areas of the company. Flexseal’s focus is to add value to all the links in the supply chain, from re-sellers to end users of our products.
Flexseal is a UK-based company; a core member of the Fernco Group. The Group is headquartered in the USA, with operations in Europe, Australia and North, Central and South America, offering an extensive range of inter-related products across the Globe.
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Flexseal Embraces its Specialism
Over 30 years ago in 1989, Flexseal was formed, bringing the UK marketplace a company dedicated to the manufacture of flexible drainage couplings. This specialist focus in the niche of flexible couplings brought the drainage system industry improvements to the design, quality and reliability of these simple yet hugely important fittings.
In the early years Flexseal focused on perfecting these products and expanding the range, with the ultimate long-term aim to provide a solution for every drainage connection problem.
Since 2002, Flexseal has been a member of Fernco, a global group of companies all delivering a similar portfolio of products and services around the world. Being part of the wider Fernco group has allowed Flexseal to develop its specialist knowledge much deeper, which in turn has led to increased innovation focus and a much faster new product development process.
The group employs around 300 people, all focused on bringing its customers market leading drainage pipe connections and aligning its business units with its distribution and merchant partners.
A UK manufacturer
Although Flexseal is part of a wider global group, the company remains a UK-based manufacturer, making fittings for the UK and its export markets. Flexseal has, more recently, cemented its British manufacturing background by investing in new state-of-the-art production machinery, including injection moulding machines, jointing machines and steel automation lines.
“These investments have helped us perform well under difficult circumstances and the benefits which helped us to perform well for our customers over a challenging 2021 will remain part of the appeal of dealing with Flexseal. The investments into the production of Flexseal products will continue over the next few years.” Lee Pashley, Managing Director, of Flexseal, said: “I’ve been with the company over 20 years and we’ve come a long way since then. Having the backing of the Fernco group has propelled us to the respected manufacturing supplier we are today.”
“That strategy of continual improvements won’t stop and over the next few years you’ll see our investments continue as we aim to be our merchant partners most supportive supplier.”
As well as its focus on ‘British-made’ production, Flexseal is also stating its commitment to supporting environmental impact targets.
“One of our company values that we’re proactive about is to ‘Seek Simplicity’ in everything we do, which includes our operational practices, product development and much more,” said Pashley. “The result of simplification often leads to a lessened environmental impact and we can see this in some of the actions we’ve taken over the last five to six years. “For example, the removal of plastic packaging from some of our core product offerings, the investment in more energy efficient machines, the introduction of our electric company car policy, the sourcing of materials more locally and even the introduction of waste recycling across the business.
“The problem we have had as a business, like many others, is we’ve had an unstructured approach to our environmental impact improvements. This has now changed and our focus is on reviewing where we are, setting targets for the future and sharing those improvements with our merchant partners.”
Everything Flexseal is focused on is centred around aligning its business with its merchant partners in order to remain frictionless, easy to work with but ultimately also add real value. Improvements in the Flexseal production facilities and a commitment to building an improvement plan for its environmental impact are just some of the ways Flexseal is demonstrating its commitment to that merchant alignment.
To kick start that alignment plan this year and to help celebrate merchant businesses, Flexseal is sponsoring the Specialist Merchant of the Year category at this Builders’ Merchants awards 20 Anniversary, held in February.
Ryan Lockwood, Marketing Manager for Flexseal, said: “This is the category that most resonates with our own business; our origins are very niche and we’ve developed specialist knowledge in the area of pipe connections since the business was formed. We appreciate the level of skill, knowledge and hard work which is required to succeed in any specialist area and that’s why we want to help specialist merchants celebrate their successes.”
Following another year of unprecedented industry challenges in 2021, Flexseal is looking forward to a year of joint business opportunities with its merchant partners in 2022 and is committed to supporting the needs of the industry as a whole.
Flexseal support the important role of specialist builders merchants
The long awaited 2020 Builders’ Merchants Awards, which had to be postponed in 2020 to support the UK’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, took placed Friday 14th May 2021. With the turmoil caused by the pandemic and the resilient strength and togetherness of the industry, the 2020 BM Awards was arguably the most important year for recognition in the awards history.
The addition of a new award category, ‘Specialist Merchant of the Year’, shows the importance and increased profile of our industry’s specialist knowledge merchants. As a specialist manufacturing supplier, Flexseal, jumped at the opportunity to support the recognition of specialist merchants by sponsoring the new category.
Managing Director of Flexseal, Lee Pashley, speaks about the new award at this year’s Builders’ Merchants Awards:
“We’re proud to be connected with the Builders’ Merchants Awards and we see the recognition it gives to excelling businesses and individuals as extremely important. The inclusion of a specialist award shows both the importance of these merchants in the industry and the quality of their work. As a specialist manufacturer and supplier to the builders’ merchant industry, we appreciate the level of skill and knowledge required to excel in a specialist area and this is something we both support and encourage. I am delighted that the profile of specialist merchants in the industry continues to rise and we, as a company, will continue to do all we can to support their success.”
The Specialist Merchant of the Year award was picked up by Keyline – civils specialist, and a key partner in the supply of Flexseal products to the UK marketplace. The award demonstrates the important role that Keyline have played in the supply chain of the civils industry and celebrates their hard work and dedication to safely bringing stability to customers in an extremely challenging year.