WRA member Timberpak Limited is celebrating success after winning the Resource Management Business of the Year category at this year’s National Recycling Awards.

Timberpak received the award last month having impressed the judges with its innovative and successful business approach, which has seen the company expand from one site in 2000 to four sites in 2017.

On presenting Timberpak with the award, the judges commented: “Timberpak has a clear vision supported by investment in capital equipment and its workforce. It has an obvious commitment to the market, through staff development and education with customers. A great example of the circular economy in action.”

Mark Hayton, Director of Timberpak said: “It’s great to see the hard work and commitment of our employees recognised by this award. When we started in 2000 there were only two of us. We are now a team of 42  based across four sites covering the whole of the UK.”

Timberpak is a subsidiary of EGGER (UK) Ltd, and was set up to secure the supply of high-quality recycled wood for its parent company. EGGER is a market leader in manufacturing wood-based materials and in the UK its two manufacturing sites produce raw chipboard and melamine faced chipboard (MFC) for the furniture, interior design and building markets.

Gavin Ball, Timberpak Customer Relationship Manager said: “Timberpak has a strategic approach to setting its targets, objectives and commitments, which are driven by EGGER’s need for high-quality recycled wood – a maximum of 40% of the raw material in EGGER chipboard is recycled wood.

“EGGER is the largest consumer of recycled timber in the wood-panel industry and its requirements for recycled wood from Timberpak continue to increase. This is good news for our customers, as it means we have a guaranteed outlet for their material.”

EGGER is a market leader and has consistently grown during the past decade and now produces approximately 1.1millon m3 of chipboard each year. Its products are used throughout everyday life and feature in a range of applications, including: cupboards and doors in kitchens; wardrobes and units in bedrooms; desks and drawers in offices; furniture and wall panelling in hotels; counters and shelving in shops and structural flooring in the house-building industry.

In the 30+ years EGGER has been manufacturing in the UK it has produced enough melamine faced board to build one and a half kitchens in every home in the UK and made enough tongue and groove to floor more than two million homes.

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