August 27, 2020

Providing Site Safety Solutions For Construction Client

With over 20 years of experience, Ockwells is a leading supplier of specialist, temporary protection materials and high-quality, reusable site safety products to the construction, housebuilding, interior fit-out and maritime industries.

Boasting a dedicated team with a wealth of knowledge and experience to advise and assist customers in meeting rigorous sector demands, Ockwells provides workforces with barriers to unguarded edges and openings, preventing falls from height – the largest cause of accidents in the construction industry.

About Ockwells

  • Part of a UK FTSE 250 company, SIG plc
  • Ability to supply over 15,000 live accounts across the UK and Ireland
  • External team of sales managers with branches located in Rainham, Newbury, Warrington and Glasgow

The Challenge
Ockwells contacted Salamander a few years ago with an initial contract borne out of the requirement of a metal work fabricator that could manufacture a wide range of products to a high specification.

It was important to understand a complex and competitive marketplace so that the conceptualisation, design, prototyping and full production of several site safety products could be produced on a consistent basis, primarily for the construction industry.

Additionally, there was a critical requirement from a partner to bring innovative solutions to the table regularly – namely through high-quality modern manufacturing methods. With this in place, the Ockwells team could focus on identifying customer issues and recognising opportunities to support and service its database.

The Solution
A strong working relationship continues to grow between the two businesses, with a consistently high promise to interpret solutions that are derived from understanding of the construction industry – and its challenges.

Following Salamander’s sound manufacturing knowledge, engineering skills, high-quality production output and the ability to maintain agreed production specifications, Ockwells has increased confidence in its ability to supply site safety products with a consistent quality to its customers.

Nigel Massey, managing director of Ockwells, says: “Our desire to partner with Salamander came about as a result of its ability to clearly interpret our briefs, provide design input and engineering expertise, and produce a broad range of products using modern laser-cutting and robot welding machinery.

“This gave us the confidence that our products would not only meet, but surpass the expectations of our highly demanding customer base – positioning us as the market leader in this area of the construction sector.”

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