Setting the benchmark for sustainable manufacturing leadership has helped Eurocell secure a well deserved place in the finals of the Construction News Awards 2013.
Eurocell, part of the Tessenderlo Group, has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Company of the Year category.
The judging panel commended Eurocell for its £3m investment in enlarging its post-consumer PVC-U recycling operation as well as taking into consideration new product innovation and the strategic direction of the company.
Eurocell is the UK’s leading manufacturer of high quality PVC-U building products including windows, doors and conservatories. The company offers a complimentary range of over 4,000 quality building plastics products such as roofline, window trims, fascias and tools from a nationwide network of over 125 branches.
Constructions News will announce the winner of each category at an awards ceremony in London on 11 July. The judging panel comprises of 53 senior figures from industry and government.
Eurocell is the only PVC-U systems company to be shortlisted in this year’s award. The company is up against some stiff competition in the sustainable category with the likes of Aggregate Industries and Jewson.
The commitment by Eurocell to sustainable manufacturing leadership extends across the business with ongoing programmes to reduce packaging, improve energy efficiency and develop more new products made using post-consumer recycled PVC-U.
Alongside this Eurocell has made significant advances in post-consumer recycling and innovative new product development. This includes a £3m investment in enlarging its Derbyshire-based post-consumer recycling facility, which is now the largest in the UK with a capacity to process up to 12,000 end-of-life window frames per week. Eurocell can now recycle around 20,000 tonnes of PVC-U each year.
All Eurocell post-consumer recycling and subsequent manufacture of new products is carried out in the same geographic area, which means the company can proudly state that its products are ‘Made and recycled in Derbyshire’.
The Construction News judges commended Eurocell for its ability to use this recycled material to manufacture new, energy efficient window products in a closed-loop recycling process.
“We are committed to providing the construction sector with sustainable products and services,” said Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing. “Eurocell is the only PVC-U systems company to be shortlisted in this year’s award and that sends a clear message that we place our own and our customers’ environmental responsibilities at the forefront of everything we do.”