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Written by John Lupton

Baby steps …

 

As we are fast approaching the end of our second year as an Employee Owned business, I am proud to say that we are starting to see good progress on the journey towards our strategic goals. These may be baby steps on an incredibly long journey, but we are at least moving forward. Some of the highlights would include the capture of new accounts, the regaining of lost accounts, successful new product launches and an expansion of our sales funnel.

 

The challenges we face in the short to medium term relate to preparing for and adjusting to a proliferation of our new products: productionisation challenges, manpower shortages, skills realignment, quality processes and procedures.

 

The turning of a new year affords us the opportunity to reset our teams and refocus our efforts. 2015 is the year where execution will come to the fore.

 

We know our purpose:

 

We are an International materials technology company who specialise in commercialising ideas and innovations through our global network of partners.

 

We have recently reset the activity streams that will deliver our long-term mission:

 

  • Deliver radically improved new product introductions through better Go-To-Market planning and execution

 

  • Develop the impact and efficacy of the Employee Forum to improve employee empowerment

 

  • Plan and deliver a program to dramatically improve operational performance

 

  • Continually ideate and deliver business and production innovations

 

 

We know where we are going and we know how to get there … The keys to our success will be the entire team reaching their milestones whilst helping each other along the way.

 

As a team, we look forward to going from “baby steps” to “great strides” in as short a period as possible.

 

 

John C Lupton

Chief Executive

 

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Written by Guest Blogger

Scott & Fyfe Limited has announced some significant governance changes effective as at 1.1.15.

 

A strategy review in November 2014 confirmed the innovation-led strategy at the heart of the company, enhanced by the employee engagement consequent on the move to employee ownership in January 2013. In order to promote the new ethos the strategic business unit (pod) leaders become business directors. Thus, Lesley Bayne (Operations), Paul McMullan (Composites), John Palmer (Loop), Roland Pap (Flooring), Michelle Quadrelli (Pipe Fabric Technology) are named Business Directors.

 

Company Chairman Professor Nick Kuenssberg said: “These developments reflect the increased participation of the management team in the formulation of strategy and delivery of results, mirroring the role of employees as owners and marking the transition from private to employee ownership.” 

 

 JOHN LUPTON

  CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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September 15th, 2014 - Tayport, Fife - This week No Dig Live will play host to the preview of the new Alphashield liner by Scott & Fyfe.

 

The Alphashield liner is a new innovation in seamless textile liners for the fast assistance of pipe rehabilitation systems. With a unique tubular knitted 100% glass structure,  Alphashield is an extremely flexible product that offers a perfect solution for the repair of defective pipes with multiple bends of up to 90°. As a virtually fold free product, Alphashield provides an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to time-consuming excavation works.

 

Offered in sizes of DN50 to DN250, Alphashield can be used to restore most defective pipes. The 100% knitted glass structure provides additional reinforcement and can be provided in various thicknesses to suit your end application.

 

You can view the Alphashield liner on the Fluvius stand - 101 inside the No Dig Live exhibition in Peterborough from the 16th -18th September.

 

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Written by Michaela Millar

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Polymat FR, an extensive chopped glass mat designed for RTM applications, as a new addition to our highly successful Polymat range.

 

The product will be targeted at applications requiring the highest level of fire performance, like rail interior parts that must comply with standards such as EN 45545.

 

Polymat FR is comprised of a 100% glass core, which is sandwiched between two layers of chopped strand mat. Typically, laminates will achieve up to 40% by weight glass ratio, allowing for high strength laminates. The product is also designed to offer fast and efficient resin flow, improving reliability of production when used with highly filled resins.

 

Commenting on the launch of this innovative textile product, Paul McMullan, Business Manager states that “early response from the market has been very positive and we are excited about the position this product will take within the fire performance composites segment”.

 

For more information please visit:  http://bit.ly/1pPhDz0

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Polyknit Easyform is the next generation reinforcement fabric specifically designed to meet the needs of Silicone hose manufacturers who require a cost effective solution to the Euro 6 standard for automotive hoses.

 

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This patented fabric has outstanding properties, enabling silicone hose manufacturers to gain substantial competitive advantage through its adoption.

Main benefits of the products are:

  • Exceptionally low radial expansion
  • High temperature resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to Elastomeric compounds

Designed primarily for wrapped hose production method, it is compatible with Silicone, Florosilicone and other Elastomers, and is available in meta-aramid, glass, polyester or hybrid configurations.

 

“Performance of a weave, conformability of a knit”

 

For more information visit our products page with this link - http://bit.ly/1q1xJc9

 

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With innovation, diversity and partnership at the heart of our company’s ethos, Scott & Fyfe have been designing and producing a vast range of technical textiles for numerous market areas worldwide for almost 150 years. Our ability to design and manufacture products for both current and future market needs have allowed us to build a global reputation for excellence in both quality and service.

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