Forticrete hosts local MP visit as it targets future growth

Forticrete, a leading manufacturer of concrete building products, hosted a visit from the MP for South West Bedfordshire last week (Monday 19th February).

The Leighton Buzzard company, part of Ibstock plc, manufactures concrete roof tiles, architectural masonry and walling and cast stone products. Managing Director John Lambert invited Conservative MP, Andrew Selous, to take a tour of its manufacturing facility to show how the company has grown through investment, provides employment to local people and aims to help housebuilders meet the Government’s housing targets by delivering innovative products.

Andrew Selous, MP for South West Bedfordshire, commented: "It was excellent to be back at Forticrete and to see them so busy with so many more employees. This is an important business for the town which I will work with to ensure its continuing prosperity for the future.”

John Lambert, Managing Director of Forticrete, commented: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Selous and show him around the factory. We have made significant investments over the last couple of years in terms of increased capacity and product development. I think Mr Selous found his visit very informative; he was very interested in our plans, day to day operations, and particularly the growth in the number of local people employed. With further investment in the pipeline to ensure we meet housebuilders demands for our products it is great to have the support of our local MP.”

Established in 1921, Forticrete has pioneered the development of aesthetic concrete products, including the innovative and Queens Award-winning Gemini roof tile. Forticrete products are highly sustainable offering precision engineered and attractive alternatives to traditional building materials.