McGovern & Co have recently been over to Germany to see the manufacturing facilities at ABC Klinkergruppe thanks to an invite from Brick Matters MD, Andy Toovey.
We were treated to a tour around the showroom (above) and shown how they make their facing bricks, brick slips, Nordic range and roof tiles. Rita Hollmann, Export Manager for ABC, was able to show us two factories plus several houses and commercial buildings made with their very own products.
Why did we do this? Because the UK still remains in deficit for production to meet demand and as a country we have been importing millions of bricks each year to try to sustain the governments targets for new homes. McGovern & Co Managing Director, Andrew Pickersgill, said "our aim is to be able to help the North East of England build as many sustainable and affordable houses as possible. We need to fill the demand with bricks that are both visually appealing but also durable and suitable to our region. We see the opportunity to work with Andy and Rita as key to expanding the product range we're able to supply our valued customers".
For further details please contact McGovern & Co on 0191 469 3004.