DUNMURRY company which manufactures an innovative walling system
has broken into the market in Great Britain with a contract for
a huge wall nearly three-quarters of a kilometre long.
Colinwell Concrete, a family-owned company
which has been in business since 1888, recently partnered with a
Warwickshire-based firm to develop a new market in Great Britain
for its Allan Block retaining wall system, which is manufactured
under licence from its American developer.
By combining Colinwell's know-now and a
dedicated workforce with the availability of excellent local
aggregates for manufacturing in Northern Ireland, Colinwell is
planning to build a significant market for the innovative
product throughout the UK and Ireland.
Phelim McQuillan, Joint Managing Director of
Colinwell, said: Our distribution partner, SCP Environmental,
helped secure the contract for the £750,000 wall which was built
as part of a major warehouse project in Chepstow. "It's our
first major exporting success in terms of breaking into the big
market in Britain. In fact, this was the largest single
segmental block retaining wall ever to have been built in Great
Britain and was a major undertaking for us."
Colinwell employs 20 people at Colinglen Road
in Dunmurry manufacturing the Allan Block system and
Architectural Masonry products.