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Business update – Covid-19 24 March 2020

We are currently working in line with the latest guidelines issued by the government last night that state that industry may continue to function.  We are therefore still operating 24/7 on each line.

Many of our customers are remaining open …

Business continuity, contingency and communication

We are currently working as usual with full capacity on incoming and outgoing shipments and aim to do everything to keep EPC strong and productive for our customers as well as ensuring the good health of our team.

We are …

Meet Thread Locking and Sealing Division Manager Simon

Simon Elwell runs the Thread Locking and Sealing division at EPC, which looks after our Thread Locking, Patching and Sealing operations.

Simon has been working in the industry for over 30 years and has the
specialist technical knowledge required to oversee …

EPC’s sustainable energy strategy

EPC will be working closely with business utility consultancy Inenco on
an ‘Analyse & Act’ energy reduction programme. Inenco help manufacturers
build their energy and environmental sustainability strategies through
actionable insight.

Analyse & Act is based on a focused analysis of data to …

New staff suggestions scheme

EPC has launched a new suggestions
scheme to encourage every staff member to feel confident enough to share their
ideas on how the business can evolve its quality, productivity, process control
and customer care.

Keen to connect the whole team in creating the …

Meet Paul, our friendly Technical Manager

Paul Tonkinson
has worked at EPC for 31 years. He started off in our lacquer shop back in the
days when we added
a protective layer of lacquer over our nickel, copper and brass coatings.
Things have moved on a great deal since …

Christmas Celebrations

The EPC teams have been getting into the Christmas spirit and celebrating the festive season together – there have been trips to the dog racing, christmas party world at the NEC and a proper night out for curry and …

Dorken annual conference

Andy, Jamie and John recently visited Frankfurt to attend
the Dorken annual conference.

They spent two days alongside Dorken customers learning all
the latest from the company and their analysis of what is going on in the
market place.

The conference covered technical seminars …

Sweet by name sweet by nature

It’s time you met Gemma Sweet, if you don’t know her already!

Gemma has worked for EPC for 13 years. She came to us by chance through an agency when she was looking to switch from retail to an office …

New equipment up and running

The final stages of our latest investment in new equipment are now complete.The project has been running for a year, and the last month has seen the culmination of building alterations and final commissioning of our new robotic dip …

Clay Shooting Event

We held our popular clay shooting event for customers, suppliers and friends of EPC last week at Oakedge Shooting Ground in Staffordshire.

It absolutely chucked it down with rain but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits (or competitive banter!)

Now in its …

Testing, testing…

Work continues to install our new line for corrosion protective coatings.

All equipment is now on site and commissioning of the new plant continues. Mains services are now connected and most importantly, our roof is back on!

We are …

Preparing for new £1m equipment

We’ve been planning for major change for weeks at EPC. 

Our new Zinc flake and top coat (dip spin) equipment is completing the final stages of its journey from Detroit and Barcelona so we’ve been undertaking building works to ensure …

Fun at the football

Andy, Jamie, Simon and John enjoyed the kind hospitality of Arconic (who sponsor Telford United) at the New Bucks Stadium.

They watched a tense game against Gloucester City where Telford went two goals down in the first half but a …

EPC’s got green fingers!

Did you know that EPC is secretly behind the upkeep of the
nation’s gardens?  We’ve seen a recent surge
of interest from equipment manufacturers in this sector.

Products such as lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and grass
strimmers are heavy duty and exposed to …

Sarah’s success

Sarah joined EPC in 2006 as payroll clerk and over the years
she has spent time dealing with all aspects of accounts for the business.

She has been Office Manager since 2013 and is responsible
for the day to day running of …

Fun day fishing with our EPC friends

The third annual EPC fishing day was held locally this month. 26 staff, customers and suppliers spent the day in fierce competition to catch the biggest haul of fish!

Our winner was Mark Skidmore from Peterson Spring who caught …