Outstanding product quality, dedicated technical support and ongoing investment in new plant and equipment has seen Hodgson Sealants become one of the most sought after and respected manufacturers of quality sealants for a wide range of applications in construction and industry, both nationally and globally.
Specialising in preformed butyl sealants, putties and glazing compounds, glazing tapes, silicone sealants, cartridges sealants and fire resistant products, Hodgson has unrivalled expertise in the development and manufacture of both bespoke and off-the-shelf sealant products. Indeed, the company’s in-house R&D laboratories are constantly creating new concepts and ideas, which in 2011 alone will result in several ground-breaking products being brought to market.
Hodgson, which has two modern manufacturing plants, in Beverley and Lymington, has a portfolio of products that is renowned for its quality and reliability; a fact that has helped it to successfully export to 47 countries around the globe. Moreover, as an ISO 9001:2000 accredited company, Hodgson never compromises on quality, with its four decades of experience and specialist know-how providing its large and ever-growing customer-base with not only superior products, but also complete peace of mind.
Of particular interest to those who operate within the roofing industry is GCA, a synthetic rubber-based high performance preformed strip sealant suitable for use in steel and aluminium roofing systems. Providing excellent adhesion, with a 12-year warranty, GCA has been carefully formulated to provide a long-life, airtight seal to help buildings comply with Building Regulations Approved Document Part L Standard. In fact, Hodgson worked closely with the Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) in order to develop this product which, specially designed to accommodate movement, has an excellent track record of proven performance.
With National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Class A Performance – a third party certification by a UKAS accredited laboratory – GCA is ideal for external metal sheeting (sealing end and side laps in steel and aluminium roofing systems), metal liner sheeting (sealing end and side laps), sealing roof lights, sealing metal flashings, ridge and eaves sealing in combination with foam fillers, and sealing penetrations to roof and wall cladding. It has a 24-month shelf life and an application temperature range of +5°C to +40°C.
Of course, the company’s success would not be possible without a highly skilled and enthusiastic workforce, with Hodgson having managed to attract and retain some of the finest people in the industry. It looks after them too, which hasn’t gone unnoticed, with Hodgson winning the Brilliance in Business Awards for Training and Development 2010/11, presented by the New Forest Business Partnership.
Hodgson was recognised for the investment in staff it made during 2010 and the implementation of a training strategy within all areas of the business to meet its goal of ‘Developing Staff From Within’. The implementation of this training plan has provided internal growth opportunities, continual improvement in systems, and allows the company to excel in quality standards and customer satisfaction.
Despite the global economic downturn, Hodgson continues to look towards the future with confidence and optimism, underlined by a £1 million investment in new plant and equipment that will take place at its Lymington facility this year. Yes, times are still quite challenging, but quality will always be in demand and that it precisely what Hodgson provides.
Hodgson’s success is based on customer satisfaction and repeat business. Its objective is to build long-term relationships with its customers, and to be the manufacturer of choice within its fields of expertise. With this mind it aims to provide unparalleled service, and unique comprehensive solutions whatever the requirement; including customised products that exactly meet the size, shape, tack and adhesion that you need.
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