Roperhurst Limited and John Bell Pipeline Limited (“JBP”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership to distribute JBP’s Core6 range of composite materials across Wales and the M4/M5 corridor.

Roperhurst has made a substantial investment in Core6 stock, available from its premises in Barry.  In addition to the distribution arrangement, Roperhurst also offers a full in house design, fabrication and installation service using the Core6 range for customers UK-wide.

Roperhurst MD Bob Lane said “We are delighted to have entered a partnership across the Core6 range.  We have used all of their products previously in the construction, water treatment and rail industries, and this relationship strengthens our offering in those sectors, as well as opening up new opportunities.”

The Core6 range is a premium GRP product providing access solutions including walkways, platform grating, stair tread covers and composite handrails.  Traditionally, steel and aluminium would have been used in many industries, however the demand for weight saving, ease of handling and site fixing, as well as erosion resistance in critical environments has driven the market towards GRP and composite products.  Core6 has become a core element in many areas of construction, structural, walkway, building & surface cover applications.

JBP’s Commercial Director Jonathan Sochart said “We have been looking for the right partner who could bring not only a great track record but also one with the fabrication capacity to supplement our own facility in Scotland. This partnership gives us increased geographic reach and ensures that customers south of Birmingham have access to not only an extensive stock range but also quality design, fabrication and installation specialists.”

The two companies have more than just Core6 in common. Lane again “Coincidentally both our companies are celebrating 40 years in business in 2016.  This underlines our very similar values and goals – in short working closely with their customers and suppliers to build long term, sustainable relationships.

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