Overview

The name Ash & Lacy been synonymous with product innovation and high standards of engineering for over 140 years. From very humble beginnings, Ash and Lacy has grown into a company with a group annual turnover in excess of £50 million, now employing over 350 staff across 8 office locations in the UK, and an operational facility based in Cape Town South Africa.

The Ash & Lacy Group manufactures an exciting range of products and systems for the construction, automotive, acoustic and audio markets, exporting to numerous countries around the world.

In the Construction sector, we manufacture a diverse range of engineered facade and roofing systems tailored to the architectural sector, complemented by a comprehensive range of fasteners, load bearing components and accessories. Our in-house testing facilities, as well as design and engineering analysis capabilities ensures that all Ash & Lacy products are at the forefront of technical performance, and often exceed industry standards.

Joseph Ash

History Timeline

1857

Formed first company – Joseph Ash.

1864

Joined with John Pierce Lacy to form Ash & Lacy.

1970

Ash & Lacy Steel Products formed.

1984

Flospan Buildings developed and launched. Dekex Fully Sealed Roof System launched.

1986

Continuous Composite Panel Line introduced to produce Kaltech Composite Panels.

1989

Ash & Lacy Building Systems formed following sale of cladding business to Conder Group.

1989

AshFix and AshGrid AG35 launched.

1991

AshJack and AshGrid AG40 patented and launched.

1993

Move from Smethwick to Hill Top industrial estate.

1995

Glasgow Branch Opened, Gem Fasteners Acquired, Fabrication products launched.

1999

London branch opened.

2000

Acquisition by Hill & Smith Holdings plc. Façade products launched.

2003

Specification division formed and Standing Seam products launched.

2011

Acquisition by Jonathan Evans.

2012

Introduction of state of the art production facility for the AshGrid bracket and bar system.

2013

Capital investment, including an “Off Coil” processing facility and several new sets of fixings & screw assembly machines

2013

Success in two categories of the NFRC’s Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year and Winners of Vertical Cladding/Rainscreen Category in NFRC Roofing Awards.

2014

Debut new ventilation and solar shading system into Screen product range.

2014

Honiton manufacturing facility established.

2014

Expanded infrastructure at Bromford Lane site to accommodate considerable investment in SFS cold roll forming line.

2015

New manufacturing and distribution facility established in Port Talbot, South Wales.

2016

Share acquisition of AL Perforators Ltd and subsidiaries including Ash & Lacy Perforators Ltd and Ash & Lacy Pressings Ltd.

2016

Acquisition of the business and assets of Accordial Wall Systems Ltd and Accordial Manufacturing Ltd.

2017

750k capital investment in powder coating facility based at Bromford Lane site.