Manufacturer of the Year


F BALL & CO says it’s the UK's leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation products for the contract flooring industry. Its extensive portfolio of products, which it manufactures at its Staffordshire headquarters and exports globally, includes floor levelling compounds, repair compounds, waterproof surface membranes, flooring adhesives and primers.

With a history stretching back over 130 years, F Ball has a track record of applying the latest technological knowledge to create the next generation of products for professional flooring contractors, made possible by state-of-the-art on-site research and development laboratories and quality assurance facilities.

The past year has seen a reaffirmation of the company’s longstanding commitment to ensuring the sustainability of its business practices. This has involved replacing its 5l bottles with recyclable alternatives and introducing fully recyclable eco pouches for its Stopgap 400 Repair and Stopgap 500 Micro floor finishing compounds.

A partnership with national vinyl takeback scheme Recofloor is providing contractors with the means to dispose of F Ball’s 5l bottles and 5 and 15l buckets responsibly. Previous initiatives have seen a move to greater reliance on renewable energy sources, including generating their own electricity from solar power.

Commenting on F Ball’s receipt of the manufacturer of the year award, F Ball managing director Mark Hughes said: ‘We’re delighted to be recognised by the CFJ and the CFA for our constant efforts to push the boundaries of what’s technically possible to provide contractors with the most advanced products, as well as our commitment to doing this while managing the environmental impact of our business activities.’