Building Adhesives attends UK manufacturing awards

Building Adhesives Ltd represented the tiling industry at a nationwide celebration of the best of UK manufacturing at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016.


The company, which manufactures tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and other ancillary tiling products under the BAL and Dunlop brands, was shortlisted in three categories for Sustainable Manufacturing, Supply Chain Excellence and Through-Life Engineering Services.

Building Adhesives took their place alongside internationally-renowned companies such as Caterpillar, McLaren Automotive, Siemens, JCB and Coca-Cola at the awards ceremony in Birmingham hosted by impressionist Rory Bremner.

David Hackett, General Manager at Building Adhesives Ltd, said: “It was an honour and a privilege for BAL to attend the awards ceremony again and represent the UK tiling industry alongside so many household global names with manufacturing in the UK.

“To be shortlisted in three categories was a tremendous achievement and highlights how we are committed as a company to not only maintaining but improving our high standards in manufacturing technology, sustainability and supply chain management.

“Still based at our original manufacturing site in Stoke-on-Trent, we continue to invest heavily in our manufacturing process to ensure as a company we are as efficient and sustainable as possible and also meet the needs of our customers. With multi-million investment in our facilities in the last 2 years we are committed to maintain our market-leading status for tiling solutions in the UK, and to also develop our credentials as a leading manufacturer in the UK, benchmarked against the very best manufacturers from all industries.”

It is was the third time that Building Adhesives have been shortlisted for a Manufacturing MX Award, winning the Business Development and Change Management category in 2014.

To make the shortlist, Building Adhesives went through a rigorous evidence-based process with judges making numerous site visits to the Stoke-on-Trent manufacturer and meeting the key decision makers.

With a combined heritage spanning four decades, The Manufacturer MX Awards was formed in 2015 by the merger of two of the industry’s existing awards programmes: The Manufacturer of the Year Awards, run by The Manufacturer and the Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).