Hull-based commercial glazing specialists EYG are making a move into the modular buildings market in a bid to become established suppliers to the rapidly growing industry.
It comes as the firm has appointed Stephie White as its new modular sales and estimating manager, looking to use her experience of having both sold to and bought for modular companies in her previous work roles.
With the modular buildings market expanding rapidly – and East Yorkshire being home to many successful businesses in the sector – EYG is looking to establish relationships with firms looking for high-quality products which can be manufactured to meet demand.
Leading the development of that area of the business will be Miss White, who is confident EYG can provide an attractive supply package to modular companies given is ability to produce high volumes of windows to match bespoke specifications in its 65,000 sq ft city-based manufacturing facility.
She said: “The modular market is growing rapidly at present and it is certainly very strong across East Yorkshire, so there is great potential for exploring the supply chain and how EYG can help modular companies improve their products and their bottom lines.
“We are seeing increasing numbers of modular buildings being used in the education, health and hotel and accommodation sectors because of the speed of build and convenience.
“I know from having worked for modular companies that it is a very fast-paced industry where suppliers need to be flexible and able to provide products on demand. That is something EYG is exceptionally well placed to do.
“As a business we are able to manufacture to the highest of standards to meet demand, so I am looking to develop strong relationships and supply agreements with modular companies which really strengthen their position going forward.
“We have so much to offer this sector, especially with so many companies on the doorstep of our own manufacturing centre.”
Steve Swallow, commercial director at EYG, said: “Modular work has been something we have done as part and parcel of our overall work in the past few years, as we have supported a number of projects using modular buildings in education and hotel developments in particular.
“Given the growth in this area it is something we have identified as an opportunity for our business and an area we need to tap into.
“We know we have the products and capability to provide a guaranteed supply and install for customers, with the highest quality of service and reliability.
“It was important for us to also have the right experience and knowledge of the sector, and Stephie brings this. She is both proactive and reactive in her work and has great rapport with customers and suppliers alike, going above and beyond to offer a helpful and friendly service.
“Stephie has already made a great impact since joining us and we are confident she can develop this area of the business over the coming 12 months.”
EYG Commercial, which has its headquarters in Hull alongside the successful domestic home improvements division, enjoyed its most successful trading year in 2016 with its order book up more than 30 per cent on the previous calendar year.
Its recent work has included a £5.13million deal to glaze one of the UK’s biggest care homes and a string of major contracts in London, including glazing the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Hotel at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4, and a 620-bedroom Premier Inn development at the same site.
Just this month the firm has secured the latest British Standards Institution (BSI) accreditation ISO9001:2015 following a six-month programme to update from ISO9001:2008, recognising the strong management of the company, its organisation, leadership and continued development.