About Emplas

Set up in 1979, Emplas has grown over the past 4 decades to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of energy efficient and low maintenance windows & doors. 

We work with some of the window & door industry’s most established profiles, including Profile 22, the UK’s leading window systems company, Saint Gobain, a world leader in glass and IGU manufacture, DOORCO and ALUK to bring cutting edge innovation to energy efficient door & window fabrication. 

Still operating as a family-owned business today, we remain true to our founding principles, including a no-compromise approach to product quality and a commitment to deliver unparalleled service and support to our customers. 

With an award-winning retail support offer and more than four decades’ experience in the industry, we work in partnership with our customers across the various sectors to provide the best product & the best service. 

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A History of Emplas

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A Message from our Managing Director, Ryan Johnson

“We’re very proud of where we have come from.
Emplas has grown from a start-up business trading from a garage lock-up to become one of the UK’s largest fabricators.
And we are proud of where we are going.”

Ryan Johnson

Our Values

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Improving Britain’s Homes

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To manufacture the most complete range of high quality windows and doors, backed by the best customer service and support, for the trade installer, new build and social housing markets.

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To become the UK’s supplier of choice to the trade. installer, new build and social housing markets.

Our Process

Transforming your business

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Bar Code Technology:

Measuring customer experience from the receipt of their first order up to delivery.

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Production Scheduling:

Collate data regarding production cycle to enable customised individual requirements.

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Measurability:

Understand & measure how we deliver what the customer needs.

Predicting Problems

Before they impact on customers

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Stages to Check Order Progress:

Through barcode technology, we can model delivery critical ‘manufacturing stage gates’ for the product to pass through by a certain time.

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Flagging Potential Problems Early

Our custom-built systems automatically trigger alerts of rare potential problems, thereby saving you time and money.

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On Time in Full

The same technology underpins customer order tracking, dispatch & delivery, with everything scanned on & off lorries, allowing orders to be delivered on-time-in-full.

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Improving Our Systems

This allows us to improve our operation. Elements of each order are checked before loading the lorry & then rescanned on & off the lorry.

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Sending Only Completed Orders

This eliminates the chance of shipping incomplete orders. The truck won’t leave until everything is accounted for.

Automatic Reordering

Creating a faster, simpler system

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Scanned Deliveries:

All products are scanned off.

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Automatic Delivery Notes:

System issues a customer delivery note & audit, providing clear audit trails.

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Future Developments:

Piloting functionality for products damaged in transit to be re-scanned for priority factory remakes to cut delays and improve service.

Profile 22 Optima System

Emplas is a proud fabricator of Profile 22. We manufacture our windows & uPVC Doors using the Optima system, which comes in several different styles.

Your customers can get the perfect fit for their home.

These windows combine exceptional flexibility with advanced security & thermal performance.

Your customers can match these windows in with the décor of their homes thanks to the range of foiled and coloured finishes.

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Our Clients say

Very helpful staff clean and tidy show room, would recommend.

Simon Gillespie
- March 2020

Really great company to deal with, have been buying from them for years and years – a key part of our business and it’s progression.

Dan Caddy
- March 2020

Fantastic Customer Service – always going the extra mile to help without any grumbles! great quality product and attention to detail!

Tracey Hill
- July 2019

Very good selection of windows and conservatories.

Karl Essex
- July 2017
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Company History

1979

February

Kevin Johnson & business partner Tony Foster start selling aluminium double glazed windows & doors to homeowners, making their own glass sealed units in Tony’s garage & first-floor bedroom.

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1979

July & November

The partners rented a small industrial unit in Wellingborough before they moved to a larger unit in Burton Latimer, North Hants, later that year.

Emplas Creation

1980

JULY

First Factory: Kevin & Tony purchased a factory in Finedon & manufactured uPVC double glazed windows & doors. One of a few manufacturers who internally glaze windows.

Emplas Manufactoring

1990

Kevin was presented with the Promotional Campaign of the Year at the Glassex Awards.

Emplas History

2000

Emplas moved into its current site in Wellingborough, three times larger than the previous location

Emplas Birds Eye View

2006

Emplas acquires Acorn Aluminium Ltd & could now offer uPVC windows, doors and commercial aluminium double glazing.

Emplas Newly Aquired

2011

Ecostar Double Glazing Pty Ltd starts trading in Melbourne.

2014

Emplas win the G14 Customer Care Initiative of the Year & the G15 Fabricator of the Year Awards.

Emplas Simplifies SBD Patio Doors

2018

JULY

Rapid growth sees Ecostar relocate to a new head office, installation depot & customer service centre.

2018

OCTOBER

Finalist in the G18 Fabricator of the Year Awards

2019

Emplas was named as a double finalist at the G19 Awards for Innovation in Customer Service and Support and Training.

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