Philmac has moved its warehouse and its commercial activities to bigger sites as the company continues to grow.

The fittings manufacturer has moved its warehouse from Hailsham in East Sussex to a larger site in Kent, while its new commercial site will be in the West Midlands, alongside group company Durapipe UK.

Philmac intends to focus more on collaboration with group companies GPS PE Pipe Systems and Durapipe UK. The new facility offers improved research and development capabilities, as well as enhanced technology and systems for Philmac’s customer services, sales and marketing teams.

The company was first established 35 years ago and its products are now stocked in 2,800 merchant branches across the UK and ships in more than five million fittings per year.

Marketing Director Tim Handy said: “It is fantastic to think that we have come from four people sitting in a caravan selling one fitting to the market-leader we are today. The key to our success is our solution-based approach, continually developing new ways to address the challenges faced by both water authorities and plumbers.

“We have developed our product offering in line with the advancements in pipeline technologies. As new materials have been developed, it becomes increasingly difficult for plumbers to undertake repairs or extensions to water pipes due to the array of different pipe materials that can be found.

We provide the solution and are proud that many plumbers and contractors keep our fittings as van stock items so they can be confident they will always have something to hand that will work with virtually any situation that they may encounter on site."