Connecting People with Nature

Sustainability is at the very heart of Euroclad’s manufacturing and is critical to key Supply Chain Partnerships. Euroclad endorses the sustainable credentials of Colorcoat® pre-finished steel and it’s BES6001 responsible sourcing certification, which is a core element of Elite Systems.
Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel are both manufactured by Tata Steel at their Shotton site in North Wales, surrounded by the Dee Estuary. The site balances industrial manufacturing with the environment and is home to open natural spaces and various wildlife species such as pond life, Terns and Canada Geese.
For World Environment day on the 5th of June, staff at Shotton will be celebrating by “Connecting People with Nature” through a series of educational walks through the diverse environments, as well as guided tours of the Tern Lagoons – which is officially a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

World Environment Day 

A Platform for Action
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
The People’s Day
Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. That ‘something’ can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd – everyone is free to choose.

The Theme
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2017 is connecting people to nature.
The Host
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them. This year’s host is Canada.
http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/

Safety Schemes in Procurement

Enhancing our Health and Safety Systems to be simpler and more transparent

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is an initiative that puts safety at the heart of procurement. Supported by the HSE, SSIP aims to streamline prequalification and drive unnecessary cost and confusion out of supplier health and safety assessment.

We have recently enhanced our Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which complies with the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001:2007, to include SSIP, providing greater convenience and transparency for our entire supply chain.

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Confidex® Guarantee

The original and still the best

Nearly 25 years ago Confidex® from Tata Steel revolutionised the way guarantees were offered for pre-finished steel, sending a clear signal of product confidence and quality. This message has continued to evolve through years of innovation, testing and support, leading to superior products and superior guarantees. Some of the highlights of the industry-leading Confidex® Guarantee include:

  • Confidex® is exclusive to Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® for up to 40 years and Colorcoat Prisma® for up to 30 years for roofs, walls and flashings, upon registration
  • Offered directly to the building owner
  • Provides full remedial action in the unlikely event of coating failure

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Super depot is signed, sealed and delivered

— DELIVERING A STRIKING, DURABLE ROOF & WALL PACKAGE FOR DPD  —

Increased capacity and greater process efficiency were the focus for a leading UK postal delivery company when it came to replacing its 20-year-old depot with a new and improved ‘super depot’.

With a £3.5 million investment, DPD’s super depot in Exeter, which was completed in 2016, has double the capacity and is four times as efficient as the old depot, creating 35 new jobs and handling a staggering 25,000 parcels a day.

Euroclad products provided the high-quality feel that the 5,618m2 building needed, which were installed by specialist contractor Progressive Systems.  Euroclad’s Elite wall and roof systems provided the form, function and durability required by the building’s specification and has been so well received that, to date, Euroclad products have featured on six new DPD distribution centres across the UK in the last year or so.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EUROCLAD – CUSTOMER SERVICES/ELITE ADMINISTRATOR
LOCATION – CARDIFF.

Objectives:

Coordination of the customer service and order processing activities within the Elite Business Unit, ensuring all orders and complaints are processed promptly to the satisfaction of the customer. Coordinate Elite component purchase orders. Support the Elite Systems Coordinator where required.
Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Answering telephone calls from customers.
  • Process Elite component orders and coordinate supply of relevant goods for delivery to Euroclad or to site.
  • Liaising with Suppliers to confirm stock availability and raising Purchase Orders.
  • Bulk order management and resolution i.e. receive and enter customer bulk order against bulks; keep up to date files and paperwork; keep bulk order computer records up to date.
  • Field and log and customer concerns/complaints.
  • Processing of customer guarantee requests.
  • Liaise with dispatch department to resolve delivery issues.
  • Confer with customers and business units on lead times.
  • Checking customer and supplier confirmations.
  • Filing of all relevant paperwork.

Competencies:

  • Understanding of how an office is run effectively (system awareness)
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • IT literate.
  • Organised, systematic and precise.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Flexible.
  • Keen eye for detail.

Qualifications:

  • GCSE’s or equivalent in mathematics and English.
  • No other formal qualifications required although experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

Reporting: Reporting directly to the Elite Systems Supply Chain Manager.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EUROCLAD – SALES DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
LOCATION – CARDIFF.

The ultimate aim of this role is to maximise sales by coordinating existing opportunities, increasing conversion of quoted projects and assisting both the Internal and the External Sales Teams.
Existing opportunities will be in the form of quotations issued. The role will be directly responsible for the diligent following up of specific quoted projects to gain more opportunities of securing the order through identifying all the parties involved in the project and offering a Euroclad Ltd solution.

The following up process will be by phone and web based search software predominantly. Liaising with internal and external sales teams, business development, architects, main contractors and customers. This will be a key role in ensuring we achieve the maximum return from our activities and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully and effectively as part of the sales team.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • To manage a system for the effective following up of quoted projects and increase the number of opportunities for projects to lead to the securing of the order.
  • To use the PSA CRM system for the tracking of quotations and recording relevant information.
  • To gather information and maximise the quotation opportunities.
  • To use Barbour ABI and other suitable sources of information to identity additional customers in the supply chain.
  • To manage and report on the conversion of tracked projects to order in a concise manner.

Qualifications:

GCSE’s or equivalent in mathematics and English.
Experience in a similar role and or experience with market research and lead generation a distinct advantage.

Reporting: Reporting directly to the Executive Director National Sales, liaising with the internal and external sales team.

TIME FLIES

ARRESTING DESIGN FROM EUROCLAD

Looking back into our archives has brought back fond memories of some of the landmark buildings that we have been lucky enough to supply.

Ten years ago, in the same year that the iPhone was launched and French high speed passenger train, the TGV, reached a top speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), breaking the record for the world’s fastest conventional train, we released a press release about the Gloucestershire Constabulary County Police Headquarters, at the time featuring the longest continuous sheet lengths that we had produced at 125m.

Taking the shape of an ellipse, the Euroseam standing seam roof spans around 8,500m2 of floor space. Finished in Moorland Green, the roof forms part of a building designed to present a dynamic and inspiring appearance for 400 members of staff at the Quedgeley-based headquarters. An area planted as a ‘green roof’ parallels the smooth, precise lines of self-curved aluminium.

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The Gold Standard

UNIQUE SOFFIT HELPING TO BEGIN THE ROYAL MINT EXPERIENCE

Precision, quality and security are evident throughout the new Royal Mail building that has been constructed at their prestigious site in Llantrisant, South Wales.

The Royal Mint is one of Britain’s oldest manufacturing businesses, whose pre-delivery stock is valued at hundreds of millions of pounds. It was therefore a great honour to manufacture and supply our BML200 system for the impressive entranceway to the new building, which has been christened the Royal Mint Experience.

The main entrance certainly creates a vibrant, memorable impact for visitors and building users, employing a large, orange-coloured soffit featuring recessed LED spotlighting, which continues from the external entranceway through to the inside of the building, providing a smooth transition from entrance to foyer.

BML 200 is a mechanically-fixed rainscreen system, which is suitable for wall cladding, soffit, fascia and column applications. It is a highly adaptable system, making it ideal for this prestigious project.

The official name for the material finish is Rust Patina. This clever coating creates the illusion of texture on aluminium composite material (ACM). The material had to be perforated to create the space for small inset LED spotlights that suggest the glinting of newly minted coins, whilst larger lighting pods provide good illumination and help to produce a welcoming space. The attention to detail demanded by Rio Architects has been clearly fulfilled by cladding contractors Richard Kemble Contracts, evidenced by the precise installation of the clad elements.

The new Royal Mint Experience building houses the main reception, ticket hall, exhibition, cinema, and cafe, bursts into life. Tessellating hexagonal aluminium panels pattern the walls of the building, designed to remind the visitor of random coins are finished in various shades of bronze, contrasting the very dark curtain walling and glazing framing.

The Llantrisant Royal Mint site was opened in 1968 to cope with the huge production runs needed to prepare for decimalisation. Today it produces up to 90 million coins each week.

Energy from the Envelope – CPD Presentation

Tuesday 28th February 2017, Blackpool FC

On Tuesday 28th February we will be presenting a free industry-leading seminar, exploring renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding. If you are a construction professional operating in North Lancashire, then this seminar is for you.

As part of this DCE ‘BUILDINGEX’ day of seminars, we are delivering an informative, exclusive presentation in partnership with Tata Steel.

For more details or to book your place – click here

Euroclad is the UK’s leading manufacturer of metal roof and wall cladding systems and recommends the use of Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra and Colorcoat Prisma pre-finished steel from Tata Steel as part of its Elite Systems. Working together, Euroclad has partnered with renewable energy specialist Solar Advance to provide Energy from the Envelope solutions. This presentation explores the renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding.

DCE Events host a series of local construction CPD seminars across the UK, each offering at least six CPD-eligible, problem-solving product presentations, delivered by leading industry experts on a wide selection of specialist topics. All CPD Seminars from DCE are free of charge with complimentary lunch and refreshments.

Pretty In Pink

AMAZING INSTALLATION AT ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

Pink (yes, pink) Vieo has been installed as a unique saw tooth-shaped roof feature with a colour-matched entranceway on the new Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) Building in Wallisdown, Poole. The building exterior, along with the elements that make use of the unusually-coloured Vieo system, is sure to become a design icon and inspire students to embrace their inner creativity.

The Vieo system was installed by specialist contractor Coverworld Construction, working for main contractor Morgan Sindall. Coverworld Construction’s managing director, Phillip Brand, commented: “This is perhaps the most striking Vieo installation that we have installed and we were pleased to help deliver the architect’s vision of an interesting, original design, that is at the same time functional and well-installed. Vieo has the inherent flexibility, performance and aesthetics to deliver exterior roof and wall designs to a standard that is fit-for-purpose and in-keeping with design aspirations.”

Main contractor Morgan Sindall employs around 5,700 people, working on everything from small scale fit outs and utilities projects to major urban regeneration schemes. Their strength comes from this balance of activity, combined with their ability to provide integrated solutions. Morgan Sindall are able to further leverage this strength by developing key supply chain partnerships with industry-leading construction specialists, such as Coverworld Construction and Euroclad.
According to a recent article in the Guardian online (1 January 2017) the UK’s creative industries contributes “almost £90bn net to GDP; it accounts for one in 11 jobs, a rate rising more quickly than all other parts of the economy.” This means that educational facilities specialising in developing the skills required by the creative industries are increasingly important to the culture and economy of the UK. And the construction of functional, attractive buildings such as the AUB is critical to creating a learning environment that is effective on a practical level, whilst inspiring creativity through the use of impactful visual design.

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