40 and thriving.

Catnic celebrates 40 years

Published:  01 June, 2009

CAERPHILLY: Catnic is celebrating 40 years in business. The company has grown its market share …

to over £50m. It employs some 200 people at its South Wales base which includes a 9434m2 manufacturing site. In addition, Catnic has a 13 strong salesforce located throughout the UK and a distribution arm in Germany.

Despite the current economic downturn, Catnic is continuing to grow its market share and has recently put in place new trading agreements for its lintel products with developers including Redrow Homes, Keepmoat Homes and the ROK Group. In addition, March alone has seen Catnic secure an additional 80 new customers through the merchant sector for its building components products. 

Christine Wilde, managing director of Catnic, commented: “I am proud that we have reached this milestone and that business is doing well. Catnic thrives on a reputation for excellence and we continue to build on this tradition by maintaining first class health and safety standards and comprehensive regulatory approval on all our products.

“This anniversary comes during one of the most demanding and challenging periods in construction industry history. However, during the past 40 years have successfully navigated through difficult times and we are confident that we can weather the storm," Ms Wilde continues.

"Our main priority is to deliver base cost reductions while maintaining the level of technically superior products that our customers expect. Similarly, we continue to be fully committed to new product development ensuring that we are responsive to customer demands and retain our position as market leaders.”

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