Flooring supplier Kemtile celebrates 40th anniversary

Kemtile owners outside Warrington factory
Kemtile directors Stephen Westley and Jamie Cook
  (Photo: Kemtile )

Bakery flooring and drainage specialist Kemtile, which has just moved to a revamped HQ, is marking its 40th anniversary.

The Cheshire-based business has moved its head office team into a larger, refurbished premises on its original site on a business park in Warrington. Workspace has increased by a third and is now part-filled by industrial floor manufacturer Stonhard UK.

Kemtile was acquired by US-based manufacturer RPM Performance Coatings Group a year ago and is now a division of RPM’s Stonhard brand, which operates in more than 65 countries.

Stonhard UK moved its national headquarters from Hampshire to Warrington this summer and brought the company’s staff headcount to 60.

Kemtile was formed in 1979 with a team of three and has grown consistently, said Kemtile operations director Jamie Cook.

“We are delighted to celebrate such a milestone and I’m very proud of our growth and successes during the last four decades. From rather humble beginnings, our experience, expertise and attention to detail has earned us an enviable reputation amongst bakeries, food and drink manufacturing companies and pharmaceutical processors.”

The company’s UK clients include Village Bakery, Brioche Pasquier UK, Allied Bakeries, Mr Kipling, Hovis, Greggs and Wrights.

“I took over the company with my co-director, Stephen Westley, back in 1998. Since then, we’ve worked with lots of leading brands – as well as many smaller players – and have become a hygienic flooring supplier of choice,” added Cook.

“Our acquisition reaffirms our success and will help us to realise our strategic growth plans for the future. It’s certainly an exciting time for Kemtile – and the wider Stonhard and the RPM Performance Coatings Group – and we’re very much looking forward to what’s still to come.”

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