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Article Date: 20th March 2017

Formica - British Manufacturer Formica Group Aligns with Made in Britain

Made in Britain - High Pressure Laminate - Formica Laminate

Formica - Kitchen

Formica Group, the original inventor of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), has operated its UK factory in North Shields for over 70 years. As affirmation of its continued dedication to British manufacturing, the company is proud to announce its alignment with Made in Britain.

The Made in Britain campaign is designed to promote and celebrate the manufacture of UK-made goods. Formica® laminate lends itself to interior and exterior application, with Formica Group being the only HPL manufacturer to carry the Made in Britain marque. With the ongoing investment in North Shields and increased production in the UK, all of Formica Group’s core colours and patterns, including its residential and commercial interiors, exterior cladding and new anti-fingerprint surface Formica Infiniti™, now bear the logo.

Formica Wal PanelsEnabling buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products, the Made in Britain marque assists businesses in making purchasing decisions that support British industry. In this time of post-Brexit economic uncertainty, championing British manufacturing is fitting since the sector is experiencing the biggest increase in UK competitiveness in non-EU markets on record due to the weaker pound.¹

Joe Bell, UK Marketing Manager at Formica Group, comments: "A further benefit for UK businesses using products manufactured in the UK, as opposed to Italy, Austria and other EU countries, include faster delivery times and better cost efficiencies. As a British manufacturer, Formica Group is able to provide price stability on HPL making it easier for customers to plan ahead.

Formica Facades"Additionally, businesses that use British manufactured products are better positioned to ensure their end users are the recipients of high quality laminate with a first rate service throughout the supply chain. To highlight the support we offer British industry, and reflect our proud heritage of manufacturing in the UK, we are pleased to be part of the Made in Britain campaign."

¹ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/01/25/uk-manufacturing-firing-cylinders-amid-record-jump-competitiveness/

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