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Welcome to Polyflor RTV Visit 05.01.07. Polyflor- Where it all began. An Introduction to Polyflor. The birth. ‘James Halstead Ltd’ Established 1915 Textile origins 4 generations Today ‘James Halstead PLC’ AIM London Stock Market. Where it all began. Early days.

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Welcome to Polyflor

RTV Visit 05.01.07


Polyflor- Where it all began

An Introduction to Polyflor


The birth

  • ‘James Halstead Ltd’

  • Established 1915

  • Textile origins

  • 4 generations

  • Today ‘James Halstead PLC’

  • AIM London Stock Market

Where it all began


Early days

  • Dying & proofing textile sector

  • Tents, Tarpaulins waterproof fabrics

  • Motorcycle clothing e.g. Belstaff

Where it all began


Change of direction

  • PVC Tiles 1950s

  • Development of first calendered homogeneous vinyl sheet flooring. 1960s - 70s

Where it all began


Search for growth

  • 1950s – first PVC flooring

  • 1970s – Consolidation of all production onto Whitefield site.

  • 2006 – New Work starts on increasing production facilities at Whitefield to offer more heterogeneous products

Where it all began


Recent history

  • 1980s

    • Introduction of safety flooring

    • Introduction of non-directional ranges

  • 1990s

    • Introduction of new marbleised decoration

    • Introduction of polyurethane maintenance benefits

Where it all began


Recent history

  • 2000s

    • Investment in LVT collections

    • Development of improved rubber collection

    • Introduction of heterogeneous sheet e.g. Forest FX

    • New Acoustic products

Where it all began


Performance

  • Wide range of commercial & domestic floorcoverings

  • Conformance to wide range of international performance standards

  • ISO quality & environmental conformance

Kalisz High School, Poland

Polyflor Today


Covering the world

  • Truly International company

  • Queen’s Award 2006- International Trade

  • In 2006 Polyflor sales >16 Million m2

  • Over 50% of business is overseas

  • Sales to all major markets

  • Main markets are Europe Asia, Australasia and North America

Polyflor Today


m2

Balanced Growth

Polyflor Today


The ‘Top Ten’ (£)

A Global Business



HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE

  • 50,000,000 m² of healthcare flooring in a decade!

Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff

Hope Hospital, Salford


Homogeneous – Non Directional

  • Sophisticated chip decorations

  • Wide range of colour options

  • High vinyl content = excellent durability

  • Prestige PUR, Mystique PUR, Classic Mystique PUR

The Portfolio


Homogeneous – Marbleised

  • Classic directional appearance

  • Cost effective

  • Proven performance

  • Choice of decoration & maintenance options

  • 2000 PUR, XLPU, Standard XL

The Portfolio


Luxury Vinyl Tiles

  • Realistic emboss finishes

  • Endless design possibilities

  • Use of waterjet cutting and design accessories

  • Regular collection updates

  • Polyurethane surface treatment

The Portfolio


Heterogeneous Sheet

  • Forest FX

  • Striking natural wood designs

  • Excellent durability

  • Ideal for hygiene critical areas

  • Polyurethane reinforcement

The Portfolio


Specialist – ESD collection

  • Engineered for electrostatic discharge protection

  • SD & EC options

  • Choice of colour & decoration

  • Meet broad range of standards

  • In-depth technical support available

The Portfolio


Specialist – Wall Cladding

  • Tough & attractive finish

  • Ideal for wet & hygiene critical areas

  • Easily welded to floorcovering

  • Subtle, pastel colour palette

The Portfolio


Polyurethane Reinforced

  • Polyurethane reinforced

  • Enhanced protection & easier maintenance

  • Lifelong polish-free maintenance regime

  • Up to 48% cost saving

The Home of Low Maintenance


Polyurethane Surface Treatment

  • Protection & foundation for ongoing maintenance regime

  • Up to 24% cost saving

The Home of Low Maintenance


PERFORMANCE FOR LIFE

  • Polyflor PUR = polish-free flooring

  • Slip resistance – for life

  • Homogeneous – 100% life


HYGIENE

  • Effective cleaning regimes

  • Welding

  • Coving

  • Proven in use


Environmentally Sustainable Development

  • Our vision: environmentally & economically sustainable business

  • Commitment to reducing waste, energy use & emissions

  • ISO 14001

  • Carbon reduction of 300 tons in 2006

  • BRE A rated ranges. Included in ‘Green Guide to Specification’

  • Support PVC industry recyclability targets


Environmentally Sustainable Development

  • Durability & ease of maintenance

  • Low waste manufacturing process

  • Careful selection/review of raw materials

  • Favourable lifecycle analysis to alternative materials




2000 pur
2000 PUR

‘A Palette of Opportunities’


Mix it up

Dobrolubovsky Business Centre, Russia

Transform your Floor


Mix it up

Transform your Floor


Fun with Flooring

Alder Hey Hospital, UK

Transform your Floor


Fun with Flooring

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, UK

Transform your Floor


Funky Flooring

Office Block, Perth, Australia

Transform your Floor


Funky Flooring

Children’s Hospital of Wales

Transform your Floor


Creative in Corridors

Left: Gloucester Hospital, UK

Right: Greenfield CP School, UK

Transform your Floor


Creative in Corridors

Pine Creek School, Canada

Transform your Floor


Use of colour

Pine Creek School, Canada

Transform your Floor


Use of colour

West Middlesex Hospital, UK

Transform your Floor


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