We are leading suppliers of access solutions and geosynthetics
We are a leading UK designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialist products for the civil engineering industry, including; ductile iron manhole covers and gully grates, steel access covers and bespoke steel systems.
Throughout the course of our 40 year history, our technical expertise and leadership have allowed us to develop a range of innovative products that give the specifier and contractor significant benefits.
We design, manufacture and supply a full range of ductile iron access solutions, steel access covers from pressed steel for domestic use, fabricated products for commercial and industrial use, through to highly specialised bespoke access systems for utilities.
Our established geosynthetic range of solutions for ground stabilisation, reinforcement, erosion control, drainage and environmental play an integral role in many building, civil and marine engineering projects throughout the UK and beyond.
The Wrekin family
We’re a family-run firm with an impressive track record in using our high-level skills to produce specialist products for the civil engineering industry. Our innovative approach and commitment to quality and service shines through everything we do – that’s why we’re one of the UK’s leading design, manufacture and supply companies in our field.
We deliver top class results time and again, as we have for the past 40 years. We are proud of our reputation for outstanding design, service, and our technical know-how. Our customers say they enjoy working with us because we always know about the next big thing.
As our commercial director Simon Turner – son of our inspirational managing director Stan Turner – says: "We genuinely feel that we are market leaders in terms of volume and turnover, as well as in our innovation and knowledge of the problems our customers have and how to solve them."
That level of expertise has helped us establish a major foothold in three market sectors with a unique range of products – ductile iron access covers, steel access covers and geosynthetics.
Our growth is driven by our dedicated and experienced employees. Supporting the success of our people by developing their skills through training and nurturing their talent is firmly established within our business.
We invest in our people and prioritise their safety, health and wellbeing. Our ‘Safety for Everyone’ campaign promotes zero harm and drives our own safety culture. We are proud to have been awarded OHSAS 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety.
We focus on good, solid reliable and friendly service with a smile and pride ourselves on our relationships with our customers. We are experts in what we do - we've got people in the business whose whole career has been in the access cover and geosynthetics markets.
We have a diverse range of clients - with a wide range of requirements - and all are equally important to us.
We are committed to understanding their needs in a constantly changing environment and we work to build relationships and trust - deliverying products and solutions that offer real benefits.
We are involved from the outset, advising on the right solution to all challenges in the industry. We support developers through every stage, from meeting legislative requirements, such as Sewers for Adoption and HA 104/09, to the best way to incorporate trees into their developments.
Our clients rely and invest in our products to help them manage their transport infrastructure efficiently and effectively,
We know how important it is to focus on solutions that are long-lasting and easy to install – ultimately causing minimal disruption to the network. We have an established ten-year partnership with Thames Water, delivering 1.2 million manholes across 100,000 kilometres of sewers over the past decade.
It is critical that the infrastructure of our major highways is robust, safe and low maintenance. We work with engineers throughout the life of the project – from discussing product options and providing samples to observing their installation onsite. We have worked with major contractors on the M60-M62 smart motorway and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
Developing relationships with our partners is crucial for the growth and reputation of our business. Operating nationwide, our dedicated teams take a proactive approach with a focus on real-time monitoring of orders, production and stock vailability. As an innovative and flexible supplier, we offer consolidated product loads, marketing and training support.
It is our mission to be our customers' first choice for quality civil engineering products, putting customer relationships and innovative solutions at the heart of our business.
We are dynamic and collaborative problem solvers.
We value honesty and quality, we strive to provide added value and believe in bringing simplicity to everything we do.
We put innovation and new ideas at the heart of everything we do. We lead the industry in innovation.
We are knowledgeable experts who believe in providing a quality service, we value our people and treat our customers as an extension of our family.
You can rely on us
As specialists in ground access and engineering solutions, all our products are manufactured under ISO 9001 quality systems and specifically developed with the customer in mind.
We invest thousands of hours into our products, through intensive research and development processes, product trials and post sales support and aftercare. So you can always rely on us to provide the reliable and durable solution you need.
Find out more about our key offers
Manhole covers and gully grates
These iron products are tough and built to withstand the increasing demands on our roads and infrastrucutre.
Steel access covers
We have a full range available from pressed steel for domestic use to fabricated products for commercial and industrial use, through to highly specialised bespoke access systems for utilities.
These products play an integral role in the majority of building, civil and marine engineering projects.
From a small steel fabrication shop overlooking Shropshire’s famous Wrekin hill to an industry-leading and innovative £50 million turnover company with more than 100 patents, we have come a long way during our history.
Here, you can find out more about our history and the development of iron, steel, and geotechnical products, as well as the time we supplied manhole covers to the 2012 London Summer Olympics and the famous Coronation Street cobbles.
Building sustainability into everything we do
With the recently released IPCC report on climate change there has never been a more critical time to be aware of our impact on the environment - and Wrekin and the wider civil engineering industry takes its responsibilities extremely seriously.
We are committed to working towards minimising the environmental impact of all our activities, from developing products that increase whole of life performance to reducing waste, recycling and emissions wherever we can.
Wrekin supports sustainable energy development
We have recently supported the construction of a new multi-million-pound wind farm in West Lothian. Upon completion in 2022, it will be one of the largest onshore farms in the UK. Work at Longhill Burn wind farm in West Calder started in April 2021, with operations and management delivered by leading wind farm business, Energiekontor UK.
Unite E600 now available
Our Unite manhole covers are now available in E600 variants, increasing product choice and making lives easier before and after installation.
While the technical regulation for road drainage and services is Highways England’s Design Manual for Roads and Bridges specification CD 534, local authorities have their own unique regulations and the jurisdiction to demand alternative standards on projects.
New starter establishes Wrekin's presence in Ireland
Peter Hamilton – who has more than 24 years of experience in the civil engineering industry – joins us as the region’s business development manager. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise after working for several reputable businesses within the industry, Peter has been brought in to focus on providing bespoke solutions for the market by utilising our industry-leading products.
UK’S first commemorative LGBTQ+ manhole cover is installed
A commemorative access cover, commonly referred to as a manhole cover, dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community has been created as part of a partnership between Wrekin Products and Thames Water. The cover has been designed to symbolise and immortalise the organisations’ allegiance to the community and their commitment to increasing diversity on the streets of the UK.