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Ecotile’s anniversary timeline

Making the industrial flooring sector a better place for 20 years!

 

Our story so far…

Ecotile started its epic journey back in 1996. We began life as a small start-up in North London and have grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable industrial flooring solutions. Throughout this time we have focused on delivering the very best service, whilst placing a large emphasis on quality and commitment to research and development. We owe all of our staff and clients huge thanks for all the support we’ve had along the way. We hope that you will all continue to be part of this amazing journey into the future.

1996

1996

James Gedye sets up Ecotile Flooring Ltd from the back bedroom of his home in a quiet suburb of North London.

1998

1998

We move into our very first industrial premises; a small factory and office in Barnet, Hertfordshire.

1999

1999

The pace quickens as Lucinda O’Reilly joins Ecotile straight from university and promptly secures us our first ever six figure order from Plysu Manufacturing.

2001

2001

The company continues to grow as we open a new manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire specialising in producing our range of Suregrip anti-slip products.

2004

2003

First Significant Export Order Alert! We win the contract to fit out the Multimedia Fibre Networks Data Centre in Amsterdam. Don’t worry, we all made it home!

2004

2004

We win the contract to become the preferred supplier of Robert Bosch as they roll out their ‘shop in shop’ concept across Europe.

2005

2005

With growth continuing we move from Barnet to a brand new warehouse and office facility in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

2006

2006

A significant year as we win the largest ever contract to fit our warehouse and logistic centre for Scottish & Southern Energy’s (SSE) new southern regional HQ.

2008

2008

We decide to sell our Northern manufacturing business to Evergrip Ltd.

2009

2009

We open our new fully automated manufacturing facility in Luton to cope with the increased demand from our export sales. Michael Ollivere, a highly qualified injection mouldings and plastics expert joins the team.

2011

2011

We ship our first order to South America. This is also the year that we win the contract to be computer giant HP’s preferred supplier of ESD flooring in the UK and Ireland.

2013

2013

Lucinda O’Reilly and Michael Ollivere are both appointed directors. Our turnover doubled in size since the opening of the new factory in 2009.

2015

2015

Export sales now account for over 40% of turnover for the first time. Vera Turner is appointed Senior Exports Administrator.