BMI Icopal marks 100 years of manufacturing in Manchester

BMI Icopal marks 100 years of manufacturing in Manchester

BMI Icopal, the specialists in flat roofing solutions, are celebrating 100 years of manufacturing at their flagship facility in Manchester.

Today, BMI Icopal supports roofing professionals with the specification, manufacture and supply of market-leading flat roofing systems, providing innovative flat roofing systems that are supported by extensive technical services, diagnostic technology and design.

Having been a dependable partner to contractors over the past century, the company has made its mark on roofscapes across the UK’s towns and cities, with notable projects including Heathrow Airport and the National Exhibition Centre, alongside schools, hospitals and retailers – proving the versatility and performance of its flat roofing systems.

Besides equipping contractors with high-performance systems for their projects, BMI Icopal is committed to developing flat roofing systems that support building owners to unlock the potential of their roof. Through consistent innovation during its century in Manchester, the company has pioneered solvent-free installation and created de-polluting membranes such as Noxite, which actively removes harmful nitrogen oxides from the environment.

Simon Ashworth, Portfolio Manager for Flat Roofing, said: “Reaching the milestone of 100 years of manufacturing in Manchester is a fantastic achievement for our business, and we’re so proud of the impact we’ve had over that time, directly supporting the development of our industry and working together with our partnering contractors to provide the highest quality flat roofing waterproofing systems and solutions across the UK.

“As a leading, UK-based manufacturer, we’re well positioned to support all stakeholders with the unique challenges they face on the job. That goes beyond delivering reliable products and extends to providing leading technical support and services – something that has been enhanced further through our work with the Intelligent Membrane Association over the past three decades. We’re dedicated to continuing this work from our Manchester home for many more decades to come.”

Originally branded as Anderson – a company founded in Belfast by David Anderson in 1854 – manufacturing moved to Trafford Park in 1923 as the world-renowned industrial park was being developed. BMI Icopal acquired the business in 1990, building on the company’s heritage to drive industry standards and spearhead innovation, including through the development of market-leading bitumen flat roofing systems, Profiles and Thermaweld. Through product excellence, BMI Icopal is supporting roofing professionals to build a better future by unlocking the potential of roofs everywhere.

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