About Wrekin

A bit about us...

Wrekin Products Ltd, Lichfield

Wrekin is about solutions developed specifically to solve the everyday headaches of its customers. Working with us means products you won’t find anywhere else, that solve problems you probably thought were unsolvable. All with the support of a team that are at the forefront of what they do

Stan Turner – Managing Director

Wrekin Products is a leading UK designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialist products for the civil engineering industry. Our innovative approach to product design and our commitment to quality and service through our stocking depots nationwide has enabled Wrekin to establish a significant role in three market sectors.

We are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ductile iron access covers and gully grates. Our 30 years of technical expertise and leadership have allowed us to develop a range of unique, innovative and patented products that give the specifier and contractor significant benefits.

In parallel with our ductile iron products we also design, manufacture and supply a full range of steel access covers, from pressed steel for domestic use, fabricated products for commercial and industrial use right the way through to highly specialised bespoke access systems for utilities.

Geosynthetic products play an integral role in the majority of building, civil and marine engineering projects. Recognising this, Wrekin has established technical expertise and a full range of Geosynthetic solutions for ground stabilisation, reinforcement, erosion control, drainage, environmental protection, grass protection and weed suppression.

Working together

We are proud of our reputation for outstanding service. We take the time to understand the individual needs of each and every customer so we can offer just the right product at the right price and at the right time.

Our customers

Our customers are diverse and are all equally important to us. Committed to understanding the needs of our customers in a constantly changing environment, we work to build relationships and trust – delivering products and solutions that offer very real benefits.

  • Developers:
    We are involved from the outset, advising developers on the right solution to common – and not so common – 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.
  • Local Authorities:
    Our clients rely and invest in our products to help them manage their transport infrastructure efficiently and effectively, whilst ensuring value for money and improvements in services are delivered to all users. Collaborating with key stakeholders including procurement officers, their engineers and contractors, we work together, committed to delivering durable long-life solutions.
  • Utilities:
    Our aim is to provide advice and service which is ‘right first time’. We know how important it is to focus on solutions which 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 last decade.
  • Major Contractors:
    We understand how critical it is for the major highways to ensure that infrastructure 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 product installation on-site. Major contractors using our products include those working on the M62 smart motorway and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
  • Distribution Partners:
    Developing and maintaining 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 availability. As an innovative and flexible supplier, we also offer consolidated product loads as well as marketing and training support.

Technical Expertise

We are experts in what we do, and are always on hand to provide support to our customers. Our highly qualified and experienced engineering and technical teams ensure our customers receive the very best guidance and advice.

We are equally well-placed to offer traditional tried-and-tested solutions and the latest in construction innovation – and everything in between.

We strive to provide products and service which exceed our customers’ expectations – and we deliver. More than 95 percent of our ironwork products have patented performance enhancing features.

Our most recent innovation, The Unite™ Evolution Manhole Cover, delivers even longer whole life benefits with its unique retrofit option for when a seal plated access chamber solution is required. One product, four solutions.

Our Products

We specialise in ground access and engineering solutions. All our products are manufactured under ISO 9001 quality systems and specifically developed with the customer in mind, so you can always rely on us to provide the solution you need.

  • Ductile Iron

    Our unrivalled range of unique, innovative and patented access covers, and gully grates are all Kitemarked and compliant to BS EN124. These award-winning iron products are tough and built to withstand the increasing demands on our roads and infrastructure. Our products have been designed to ensure that there is a solution for all applications from the strongest and most durable performing products that withstand 90 tonne test loads to the lowest class A15 pedestrian and cycle products.

  • Steel

    Designed and manufactured to BS EN ISO 1461, we offer both single-seal and double-seal/locked designs including solid tops in pressed steel and fabricated chequer plates and more complex and bespoke designs incorporating hinges, safety grilles and security locking. Flexible to our customers’ needs, we offer a full design service including site surveys and specification CAD drawings to deliver the most cost effective solution.

  • Geosynthetics

    Integral to the majority of building, civil and marine engineering projects, our geosynthetic products are manufactured and tested in accordance with the latest European and international standards and are CE marked.Our products are suitable for a broad range of applications, from ground stabilisation, erosion control and reinforcement to grass, tree root and environmental protection. Whatever your project, our dedicated geosynthetic team are always on hand to help and advise.

  •  Dedicated customer service team

  • Bespoke design and consulting service

  • Product selection and installation support

  • Field technical support engineers

Our People

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.

As an example, 20 percent of our employees are dedicated to research and development – a figure unrivalled in our sector and one which demonstrates our commitment to innovation.

We invest in our people and prioritise their safety, health and wellbeing. Our ‘Safety for Everyone’ campaign promotes zero harm and drives the safety culture within our business. We are proud to have been awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health and Safety.

Performance

We are continually looking to improve our performance across all areas of our business. Through our annual customer service survey, engaging forums and the Wrekin Academy, we gather vital insight into how we are performing. With our teams, we share, discuss and act upon this feedback.

We operate a sustainable business, investing in and encouraging growth and development in both our people and products. We prioritise our ethical trading policy both internally and through our supplier relationships.

Since 2006, our direct employment has grown two-fold and our turnover has increased by 10 percent each year since.

  • Address:

    Wrekin Products Limited
    Europa Way
    Britannia Enterprise Park
    Lichfield
    WS14 9TZ

    T: 01543 440440
    F: 01543 440444

    E: sales@wrekinproducts.com

  • Who’s who at Wrekin

    Stan Turner – Managing Director
    Simon Turner – Commercial Director
    Lesley Walker – Finance Director
    Paul Neilson – Business Development Director
    Simon Gibson – Technical Director
    Martin Neale – Director of Sales
    Paul Shaw – Divisional Director of Steel

    Registered company number 2609935
    Registered address: Unit 1a, Europa Way, Britannia Enterprise Park, Lichfield, WS14 9TZ