Local MP learns of Flexcrete's expansion plans

Flexcrete Technologies invited local MP Seema Kennedy to tour its plant and hear about global expansion plans.

The Conservative MP for South Ribble visited the Leyland manufacturing complex and was given a tour by company founders Graham James and Chris Lloyd.

Flexcrete, which employs 34 and manufactures a range of concrete repair mortars, cementitious coatings and masonry coatings, was acquired by AkzoNobel in July.

Seema heard how Flexcrete now has access to its parent company's Technical Centre in Felling where more 300 staff focus on R&D related activities.

The visit also included discussions of how Flexcrete plans to significantly increase turnover, while recruiting locally and making further investment in the town.

As well as providing products for the construction and allied industries in the UK, Flexcrete has a global presence through international agents and distributors in 65 countries worldwide. Recent export projects for Flexcrete include 73 tonnes of one of cementitious coatings made locally in Leyland delivered by air freight to Sydney to meet the special requirements of a major reservoir floor refurbishment project in the Newcastle region of Australia.