Milbury Systems Ltd was originally established in 1978 as Livestock Systems UK Limited supplying livestock buildings and equipment to the agricultural industry. Over the following two decades, Livestock Systems expanded its field of operation and in January 1997 changed its name to Milbury Systems Ltd, being more appropriate to the wider construction market in which the company now operates in.
Milbury Systems Limited provides concrete products suited to a wide range of construction and agricultural applications. The company works along with many of the major construction companies in the United Kingdom and is recognised as a specialist in retaining structures, both above and below ground.
In the spring of 2003, Milbury began manufacturing prestressed concrete panels and associated precast products at a new facility in its factory at Lydney in Gloucestershire. In April 2010 the offices were relocated to the Lydney estate giving the added advantage of having all facets of the business under one roof.
In 2007 Milbury was acquired by Eleco plc, a holding company focused on advanced offsite building systems and software for the construction industry. Eleco plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and employs over 500 staff operating in the UK, Sweden, Germany and South Africa.
Milbury’s journey has seen growth and adaptation to suit market trends. Experience and strong roots in the Agricultural and Construction sectors has made Milbury Systems a name you can depend on.
Bell & Webster Limited was established on 1st April 1948, manufacturing coal bunkers, for which there was a large demand just after the war, local authorities being the target market and within a few years the company became the largest supplier of coal bunkers in this sector.In 1955, Concrete Utilities, another locally based precast buildings manufacturer became part of the company and added the Agrecon range of agricultural and industrial frameworks to the product list. With a continuously increasing product range, Bell & Webster Limited, added a Roofing Division to undertake the roofing and cladding of building structures, and a Building Division which managed the installation of garage foundations and allied works providing a package deal of design and build services for an ever developing customer base.In 1960, Bell & Webster Limited had developed on many fronts and joined forces with the St Albans based Electric Light Company and Bell and Webster Limited and together became part of Eleco Holdings Limited, Later plc, with Frank Webster, the founding Bell & Webster Limited Partner, becoming a group Chairman.In 1962 Bell & Webster gained an increase in factory capacity with the acquisition of Fencroft Fencing. This acquisition resulted in several significant contracts with major projects for Birmingham City (Castle Vale), Nottingham City, Kingston upon Hull and Rochdale Borough Councils in addition to several thousand units being supplied to homes owned by the National Coal Board nationally.In February 1984 Bell & Webster Limited became one of the first companies in the United Kingdom to be granted BSI approval for the manufacture of Structural Precast Products. In 1988, Bell & Webster was de-centralised and the various companies became trading companies within Eleco plc group and Bell & Webster Limited was split into a number of different companies including Bell & Webster Concrete Limited.It was in the late 1990’s that the Room Solutions concept was introduced to Bell & Webster Concrete Ltd, by Gavin Lowe who was actively exploring the Construction Industry across Europe. This idea was soon introduced into the United Kingdom and Bell & Webster Concrete soon became market leaders in this area, with their first project working with this new concept was the Holiday Inn, Warwick. The construction was a success and Bell & Webster has been continuing forward into 2011 as market leaders.
In December 2013, Milbury Systems and Bell & Webster was purchased by FP McCann. Recognised as one of the UK's leading manufacturers of precast concrete solutions, FP McCann saw this as an aopportunity to further strengthened there presence in UK with a total of 8 modern manufacturing plants at Alnwick (Northumberland), Ellistown (Leicestershire), Cadeby (Warks), Telford (Shropshire), Littleport (Cambridgeshire), Lydney (Gloucestershire), Grantham (Lincolnshire) and Knockloughrim (Northern Ireland) incorporate the latest computerised batching, distribution, casting, curing and handling systems and are operated by skilled and experienced workforces to ensure consistency of quality. Their geographical spread gives us an unrivalled ability to serve the construction industry throughout the UK and Ireland.
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