News item 41 - Veka celebrates 25 years in the uk
There were celebrations all round as The VEKA UK Group scooped the Business of the Year Award at the Burnley Business Awards recently.
Held at the historic Townley Hall, The Burnley Business Awards is an evening of pride, celebration, glitz and glamour that acknowledges and rewards the achievements of its local businesses and individuals.
As The VEKA UK Group's MD Dave Jones explains, the team are thrilled to be presented with the award: “Our win for Business of the Year is a fantastic accolade, and we are elated to have been recognised for our hard work by our home town, of which we are unequivocally proud.”
VEKA has been a huge part of its area's manufacturing heritage for more than 25 years, and during 2011, following the acquisition of the £58M Bowater Building Projects, Burnley became home to the UK's largest systems manufacturer.
Dave continues: “The acquisition deal was an exciting event during a great year for VEKA; in May 2011 we celebrated our 25th anniversary of manufacturing in the UK, and we are now known as The VEKA UK Group, with a turnover annually in excess of £85 Million.
“Since the beginning, VEKA has continually invested in its people, plant and products, and we are currently partway through an ambitious £10M investment programme, which we believe will essentially future-proof our business and allow us to have total control of the raw materials which go into our products. This programme includes the build of a new £4M mixing plant and our recently opened new Quality Control lab.
“We are extremely proud of what we do at VEKA, and can only achieve the results we do thanks to the unwavering commitment of our staff – many of whom have been with us right from the very beginning, with the vast majority coming from Burnley itself and the surrounding area.
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