Construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating 25 years in the UK, helping people build safer, stronger homes and structures. Simpson launched its European operations from well-established beginnings in America, where founder Barclay Simpson created his first joist hanger back in 1956.
In 1998 a purpose-built manufacturing facility and head office opened in Tamworth, and subsequent acquisitions in the UK, Germany, France and Denmark have established Simpson as a European industry leader.
In 2009 Simpsons’ UKAS accredited European Testing Laboratory opened, which now conducts over 10,000 product tests annually.
Managing Director Malcolm Paulson says, “We believe that if we invest in our people our customers will reap the benefits. In my 14 years in role, I’ve seen the business grow and flourish.
Our range has extended to include engineered structural connectors, fasteners and fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems and bespoke one-off products.
The exciting thing is that recent European acquisitions in the concrete repair market can only help us grow even further, bringing the quality and service for which we’re known into new markets.
In 25 years we’ve grown to over 600 employees with a presence in most European countries, helping make Simpson Strong-Tie the business it is today.”