Etex Group has created Etex Building Performance UK as part of a long-term initiative to become the construction sector’s leading provider of dry construction solutions. The new division brings together Etex companies Siniat, Promat and the newly acquired EOS Facades.

Last week Siniat completed the acquisition of EOS Facades, a provider of Steel Frame Systems (SFS), in recognition that SFS forms an important part of modern methods of lightweight construction.

As a result, Siniat, Promat and EOS Facades will be able to combine their technical expertise and R&D resources to provide new innovations to the dry construction sector. At the heart of Etex Building Performance’s strategy will be the creation of innovative new solutions aimed at reducing installation times and meeting specifiers’ performance requirements in the most efficient way.

The division will employ more than 500 people, with major manufacturing sites in Bristol, Yorkshire and County Durham. It will be led by Neil Ash, the managing director of Siniat UK who will become Head of Etex Building Performance UK.

Neil Ash - Head of ETEX Building Performance UKCommenting on the news Mr Ash said: “Our vision is singular – to be the leading expert in dry construction, concentrating our efforts on creating solutions for the buildings of tomorrow.  The three brands within Etex Building Performance complement each other and are well known for their innovation, high-quality manufacturing and technical know-how.

“By combining forces we will provide pioneering solutions and industry-leading technical expertise, backed by excellent customer service. From working with specifiers at the design stage through to providing subcontractors with dedicated technical on-site advice, Etex Building Performance will support its customers from the initial phase of a project, through to completion.”

As recognised and successful brands in their own right, each will continue to trade separately in the UK as Siniat, Promat and EOS Facades.