JACKON UK and JABLITE join forces as part of BEWI Group
JABLITE and JACKON UK are set to form a new, united force in the UK insulation and construction products sector. The two brands combined will become the first UK manufacturer to offer both EPS (expanded polystyrene) and imported XPS (extruded polystyrene) solutions.
This follows the completion of the merger between JACKON and BEWI on 12th October 2022.
BEWI is the owner of JABLITE, the UK’s largest producer of EPS products for the construction industry. It is a leading manufacturer of insulation and civils products, which include the JABLITE thermal floor system, JABLITE ground heave protection and the leading brands Fillmaster, Claymaster and Jabfloor.
Meanwhile JACKON owns the JACKOBOARD® brand of backerboards, as well as THERMOMUR® ICF and JACKODUR® ATLAS building systems. These brands are amongst the market leaders in the UK.
Both businesses are excited about the improvements and the innovations they will be able to deliver together. As well as shared customers and new routes to market, JABLITE’s manufacturing sites provide new opportunities for JACKON UK in terms of production and warehousing with the potential of transport synergies.
Colin Higham, managing director, JACKON UK, says: “This development is very exciting for us. It provides increased scale and resource in the UK market to underpin future growth, as well as the ability to serve customers better right across the group.”
John Cooper, managing director of JABLITE, adds: “There are many opportunities for collaboration. JACKON has some great products that our customers have already expressed an interest in buying from the new BEWI UK business that we will become.
“Our product portfolios are complementary, and we look forward to working with the JACKON team to identify opportunities for new product development,” he says.
About BEWI ASA
BEWI is an international provider of packaging, components, and insulation solutions. The company’s commitment to sustainability is integrated throughout the value chain, from production of raw materials and end goods, to recycling of used products. With a vision to protect people and goods for a better every day, BEWI is leading the change towards a circular economy.
BEWI ASA is listed at the Oslo Børs under the ticker BEWI.