22 Jul 2014

Less than twelve months after setting up the Hewitech UK subsidiary in Cheltenham, the plastic media company has moved to much bigger premises to set up UK manufacturing and cater for its growing business.

The company’s new premises located at Andoversford comprise factory, offices and storage facilities of over 11,000sq.ft. It’s a significant move for Hewitech UK and Director Dave Fozzard is excited about the future prospects, “We have won some excellent contracts this year with some leading names, both for our waste water treatment media and stormwater management media.  These new premises are very much part of our expansion plan and we are already gearing up for business under AMP6 from the utilities market”. He continued, “ We have taken on new factory operatives and an operations manager, as well as project specialists for different parts of the country, including someone for the expanding cooling tower business where Hewitech is able to offer specialist plastic media”.

Successful on-target first year sales has seen some big name customers coming to Hewitech UK including Morrisons Utility Services, Barhale and Attack Solutions for its waste water treatment products and the likes of GB Building Solutions, Keir, Carillion, Rydon, and Brookfield Multiplex working with the company on stormwater management products. 

The move by Hewitech UK to set up manufacturing makes it the fifth country in the world to manufacture Hewitech products, the other manufacturing centres being in Russia, Poland, Romania, and its central headquarters manufacturing operation in Germany.  Based in Ochtrup, Germany, Hewitech is an innovator of recycled polypropylene and PVC media for a variety of applications from cooling towers and cool pads for air treatment to stormwater management and wastewater treatment.  It’s an extremely versatile company that makes its own tooling, has 3D design, manufactures the product and completes the cycle with installation on site.

The company’s Variobox product is Hewitech’s volume product for stormwater management and has been very successful due to it being the strongest product in the market.  Much experience in this field of modular drainage cells for attenuation has resulted in Dave Fozzard joining the steering committee for this product group on CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research & Information Association).

Dave Fozzard is very confident about the future commenting, “The introduction of local UK manufacturing makes us even more competitive in the UK market and we are looking to capitalise on this through recruitment of further sales people in the next twelve months.  We will also be continuing to expand manufacturing and production and the company is currently developing two new products which will be launched early next year”.

Such is the versatility of Hewitech UK that where a project is big enough, say over 5,000m3, the company is able to employ one of its specialist machines on site for welding polypropylene filter media modules, this being highly sophisticated and controlled via GPS.

Hewitech UK’s key markets are the municipal and industrial waste water, schools, construction, retail, offices, defence, housing and also commercial and industrial for cooling towers.

Further information on stormwater, wastewater, and cooling tower plastic media is available from Hewitech UK on 01242 821678, email sales@hewitech.co.uk or by visiting the company website www.hewitech.co.uk