Supreme Concrete, a business owned by Ibstock plc, is undertaking a programme of significant investment at the company’s Sittingbourne factory.
This provides additional financial support for a programme of upgrades to legacy production machinery, as well as significant improvements to on-site staff welfare facilities.
As part of the company’s commitment to corporate and social responsibility (CSR), Supreme Concrete has also put in place a new and ongoing programme of training opportunities for its staff – with a particular focus on health and safety.
The investment at the Sittingbourne facility – which includes a new toilet block and refurbished mess-rooms – is intended to boost welfare infrastructure for staff. One of the key objectives for the works has been to radically improve on-site welfare facilities for female production and engineering staff.
Other projects, including a retrofit of the factory’s lighting to modern, efficient LED lighting technology have had a positive impact. The lighting upgrade has not only delivered energy savings and reducing its carbon footprint, it has resulted in a greatly-enhanced quality of light for factory staff; thus boosting wellbeing at work and contributing to a safer working environment.
Supreme Concrete cites this, and other measures as being cornerstones of its commitment to improve the working environment for its team.
Richard Davey, Commercial Operations Manager at Supreme Concrete, says the investment at the Sittingbourne site is proof of the company’s commitment to its staff, their welfare and their professional development.
He commented: “There has never been a more positive and exciting time to be a part of Supreme Concrete. Companies like ours can only grow and succeed in our competitive market if we really invest in our people: it is our team that makes our business. This investment gives us a much-needed boost right across the site – it makes us more efficient; and allows us to demonstrate an even greater commitment to developing the skills within our team. In short, it gives us a really good foundation to build on for the future.”
Supreme Concrete, part of Ibstock plc, is a UK manufacturer of high performance concrete fencing, structural, landscaping and building products. For more information visit www.supremeconcrete.co.uk.