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Staff suggestion scheme sparks great ideas

EPC’s staff suggestion scheme is creating some brilliant solutions for the business.

Encouraging staff to share their ideas, the scheme prompted a group of four of our most experienced staff (Mal Jones, Wayne Arblaster, Marcel Beres and David Stokes) to …

Market musings 2022

As we hopefully emerge from the worst of the pandemic, various market reports are predicting growth for the coating and patching industry.

With the famous semi-conductor’s shortage anticipated to ease in Q2, there are expected increases in volumes as the …

EPC the next generation!

During the holidays we expanded the EPC work force to include the next generation of staff.

Jamie’s son Sam and Andy’s son Will were employed to help out and learn the ropes from their dads.

Over several weeks they spent time …

Quality Approval

We are proud to announce that EPC’s annual quality certification has been renewed. This took place over a period of 3 days with a group of independent testers being onsite during this time.

Their remit is to check that we …

Strong start to 2021

EPC undertook routine maintenance over Christmas and New Year to clean and overhaul all lines so that they are in perfect working order.

We also installed additional equipment to enhance our pre treatment facilities, to add capacity and strengthen …

Contingency Planning

On top of all the work that is going on to keeping EPC Covid-compliant, we are also in the process of making sure that we are Brexit ready! Never has there been more to do in terms of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Old friends & new horizons

It’s a small industry with strong relationships and old faces popping up in new places.

Fred Schultz and Kevin Dyche spent time with Andy and Jamie this week on their way to a global meeting in Barcelona.

EPC have known Fred …

New high-tech equipment

Andy, Jamie, Paul and Will visited Sidasa in Barcelona to see revolutionary new equipment in action.

They viewed the robotic coating equipment that is soon to be installed back at the factory and also visited a similarly tech-advanced pre-treatment line …

We’ve got that festive feeling!

The festivities have been in full swing this month with team parties all over town!
These photos show our Aldridge team enjoying their curry and pub night, drinks and bowling (and lots of banter) with the Walsall team, and all …

Magni and Dorken audits

Once a year we have a daylong audit with teams from both Magni and Dorken so that we can remain certified on their product and maintain the high standards required to work under their licence.

Covering all aspects of our …