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Bringing manufacturing back to the West Midlands

The UK is now seen as the leading innovator in new design and cutting edge engineering, it is for this reason that we are bringing back the manufacturing of our products to the UK and the West Midlands

Sarah Marriott
Managing Director

Did you know at UKFB we design, manufacture, supply and install our comprehensive range of flood mitigation solutions. Since our conception in 2007 these departments have grown through the success and demand of our solutions. So much so, that in 2012 we acquired an additional 4,000 square foot warehouse in order to cope with our expanding product range.

Beginning with the manufacture of our most popular product, the Flood Angel® Flood Defender™ Barrier, we now have the facilities and skills to assemble products to include, the Anti-Flood Airbrick,160mm/110mm Non-Return Valve and more recently the Flood Defender™ Door.

With creative juices constantly flowing in our design department, a flexible and highly skilled manufacturing team is a crucial element to UKFB.

With skilled professionals trained in house, following strict processes, and keeping to lean techniques, the team are able to focus completely on quality, design, efficiency and effectiveness.

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Quality is checked at every stage of the manufacturing process to ensure that the standard requirements for each product is met. There is no substitute to quality.

Steve Podmore
 Production Manager

Quality control remains a key factor for UKFB to manage manufacturing internally, as does the bespoke service we offer. Being able to produce products quickly ourselves means we can afford to use our resources to be creative when working to specific requirements. This benefit was recently practiced during a project undertaken in Worcestershire.

While UKFB are currently only playing a small part in bringing manufacturing back to the West Midlands, we are proud to keep our solutions on a local scale. We aim to ensure that when we do need to outsource, suppliers are also from the local area.

UKFB has selected a number of local companies to contribute to various elements of the manufacture of the passive flood defence system including Lightning Precision Engineering from Coventry and Kidderminster family-run enterprise Glassfibre Building Products. Due to their experience in highly skilled metal engineering, Lightning Precision manufacture the steel components for the passive flood defence system and Glassfibre Building products manufacture the floating wall.

Sustainability remains high on our agenda as does keeping our carbon footprint low. Manufacturing on a local scale reduces lead times, keeps our prices competitive but also creates job opportunities which in turn helps boost our local economy.

UKFB remain passionate about keeping our design, manufacture, supply and installation close to home and will continue to grow as demand increases. For more information contact us.

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