Rosehill Rail expands sales team to meet growing demand
This newly created role is part of Rosehill Rail’s growth strategy which has already seen a substantial investment in sales and marketing, new product development and an additional production line. In this role, Daniel will focus on driving new business opportunities, promoting the versatility of Rosehill Rail’s crossing systems to contractors, consultants and specifiers and continuing to raise the profile of the Rosehill Rail brand.
Daniel has over five years’ sales and account management experience and joins Rosehill Rail from Servest Security where he was sales manager responsible for new business development, account management and taking new solutions and products to market. He will report to Wayne Hutton, Rosehill Rail’s UK Sales Manager.
“Across the global rail industry, networks are under increasing pressure to minimise disruption and reduce costs. Our innovative crossings deliver strongly on both these objectives, so there’s significant scope to capture more of the market, creating a massive opportunity for future growth,” said Dr Alexander Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Rail. “As the strength of the Rosehill Rail brand continues to grow, it is important that we continue to build our team to position ourselves for further success. We are confident that Daniel will make a major contribution to our sales effort as we look to accelerate our growth.”
Commenting on his new role, Daniel said: “Rosehill Rail is a dynamic business with a growing global reputation for high-quality innovative products. With the investment in the sales team and the strength of our product development pipeline, this is an exciting time to be joining Rosehill Rail. I’m really looking forward to the challenges it will bring and being part of its continued success.”
Innovative polymer technology company sets sights abroad with £0.5 million capital expenditure funding
A polymer technology company based in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, is gearing up to increase business nationally and internationally after receiving funding supplied by the Enterprise Ventures SME Loans Fund.
Rosehill Polymers Group supplies polymeric systems to a range of high-growth sectors, such as oil & gas, transport, and leisure. The company has achieved strong growth, increasing turnover from £16m to a projected £33m over the past five years. It has also completed several key projects, including expanding its head office , and the installation of an additional production line to further increase capacity for its global rail business.
Originally founded in 1988 as a bulk producer of polymers such as urethanes, Rosehill has worked tirelessly to diversify its product offering. In addition to the core urethanes business it now has five operating divisions within the Group: Highways, Offshore, Mouldings, Sports & Play, and Rail, which is currently the only manufacturer of rubber level crossing systems in the UK.
The loan, which totals £500,000, was invested via the Enterprise Ventures SME Loans Fund. The fund was launched in June 2015 and provides loan capital to established and growing SMEs nationally, but with a particular focus on the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside. At launch, the fund received £40m of investment from Great Manchester Pension Fund and Santander UK plc.
Dr Alexander Celik, Group Managing Director of Rosehill Polymers Group, said: “This loan, alongside other loans we have received, has provided us with the oxygen of capital to expand our business. The business has nearly quadrupled in size since 2006, focusing primarily on high-value, high margin markets, whilst facing extremely challenging market conditions.”
Jonathan Craig, Investment Manager at Enterprise Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercia Technologies PLC, said: “We have known the team at Rosehill Polymers for four years, and during this time it has exhibited market-leading growth across multiple sectors. They have a track record of tactically astute investments in capital, premises and markets, and this has been further demonstrated with the recent diversification of their services, which is now paying off in terms of new markets and increased profitability.”
Rosehill Ladies and Kids get colourful for Overgate Hospice
On Saturday 9th July the Rosehill Ladies and Kids team joined over 1,200 other fundraisers in Saville Park, Halifax to take part in the Overgate Hospice Colour Run to raise money for the Elland based charity.
The team of ten adults and six children all took part in the 5k run whilst being blasted with powdered paint at the various colour stations along the course. The team exceeded its target and so far has raised a whopping £1,420 for the charity which provides specialist palliative care for adults suffering from progressive, life-limiting illnesses.
Joanna Clark, Purchasing Administrator at Rosehill Polymers, said: “This was a brilliant way to raise money for a great local charity while having fun with colleagues and their kids. Many of us have had family and friends that have needed Overgate Hospice’s care over the years, so we’re really pleased to support them. We’d like to thank everyone that donated and are delighted to have exceeded our target.”
The Rosehill Polymers’ team included Joanna Clark, Cath Emmett, Hilary Long, Rebecca Kilburn, Stacey Peirson and her children Lucas and Cole, Kerrie Sampson, Rachael Baldwin, Amanda Noble and her children Ella and Grace, Joanne Monks and Clare Cooper and her children Madison and Billie.
To donate, you can visit the team’s JustGiving page here.
Rosehill Rail appoints export manager to drive international growth
Rosehill Rail, a leading global manufacturer of modular rubber railway crossing systems, has appointed a new export manager, Andrew Knight, to further develop the company’s export business and raise its brand profile internationally.
With the company experiencing sustained international growth, Knight will spearhead Rosehill Rail’s export business, including the continued development of its existing distributors, as well as seeking out new partners in new territories. He brings almost 30 years’ international experience to the business.
Over the last 16 years, Rosehill Rail has seen its innovative engineered rubber rail crossings adopted by rail networks across the globe. During this time the company has established an extensive global customer base with distributors in over 21 countries, and is now looking to grow its reach even further.
The speed at which its systems can be installed and removed for maintenance, combined with the cost savings that can be achieved compared to traditional concrete, or other modular systems, have been major factors in its ongoing success.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Alexander Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Rail, who Knight will report to, said: “This is an exciting time for Rosehill Rail. Growth in the UK and overseas has been strong and although we already have an extensive distribution network, we are constantly looking to expand our export activities and raise brand awareness. With Andrew’s solid experience in this field we are certain he can work well with our existing distributors, as well as establishing new partnerships to open up new markets. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Andrew Knight, Rosehill Rail’s Export Manager said: “Rosehill Rail is very well respected in the industry and has been tremendously successful at bringing innovative new products to market. It has built strong positions in many markets across the globe and I am looking forward to building on this, bringing their crossing systems to more markets around the world.”
Rosehill Sports & Play and Flexidal Rubber combine for state of the art installation
Rosehill Sports & Play and Flexidal Rubber joined forces recently to bring to life TUOHREM, a unique artwork by award-winning Belgian contemporary artist Nick Ervinck. The project, at a new retirement home in Meerhout, Belgium, has created a place for residents to enjoy and relax in, as if they are within an enormous painting.
As the artwork needed to create a feeling of flowing, organic colours, reminiscent of the ripples created by a pebble dropped in water, Rosehill TPV was the ideal solution for the courtyard installation. With 24 standard colours, and its soft, tactile qualities, Rosehill TPV rubber granules not only met the installation’s artistic requirements, but also its functional ones, as Rosehill TPV is specially formulated to deliver an extremely durable and hardwearing finish.
Jan Franco, Managing Director of Flexidal Rubber, said: “What Nick has achieved with this immersive piece of art is amazing, allowing the residents to continuously rediscover the courtyard over and over again. We’ve been using Rosehill TPV granules for many years and knew instantly that they would be perfect for the installation. With the shapes, bright colours and its soft, tactile finish this work of art is ideal for residents of the retirement home, who are delighted with it.”
Commenting on the installation, Mandii Rayner-Hey, EMEA Business Manager for Rosehill Sports & Play said: “It’s great to see Rosehill TPV granules being used in such a positive, innovative project. As an interactive piece of art TUOHREM highlights the flexibility of Rosehill TPV rubber granules across a wide range of surfaces. In spite of the adverse weather conditions they faced, Jan Franco and the team at Flexidal Rubber have again delivered and excellent installation and helped to bring Nick’s vision to life.”
To see more of Nick Ervinck’s inspirational work, click here.
Sportovní podlahy Zlín joins Rosehill TPV global partner network
“We’re impressed by Rosehill TPV’s innovative products and are delighted to be working with them as their partner for both the Czech Republic and Slovakia,” said David Doan of Sportovní podlahy Zlín. “The highest quality materials are a crucial prerequisite for the exceptional quality of our work. When we saw the test results and the superior UV resistance Rosehill TPV’s rubber granules achieved, it was an easy decision to partner with them.”During 2015 Sportovní podlahy Zlín has installed approximately 6,500m² of sports surfaces, using 76 tonnes of TPV granules across a range of projects, most notably the installation of a rainbow running track in the town of Líbeznice. David Doan said: “This is our flagship project using Rosehill TPV granules and we are very proud of it. The installation teams have all been very positive about using Rosehill TPV coloured rubber granules and have not experienced any issues.”
In order to incorporate Rosehill TPV granules into sports designs and projects across the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Sportovní podlahy Zlín has had four different track systems tested by The Institute for Testing and Certification (ITC). All the systems passed their very strict criteria for sports installations and have been approved:
• TPV SPORT 10mm – a single layer permeable 10mm TPV system for multipurpose fields, school/urban playgrounds and athletic tracks using 1-4mm TPV.
• TPV SPORT 13mm a single layer permeable 13mm TPV system for multipurpose fields, school/urban playgrounds, athletic tracks using 1-4mm TPV.
• TPV SPRINT 13mm – a double-layer (10mm + 3mm), permeable spray coated system for school running tracks using 10mm recycled rubber combined with a 3mm layer of spray coated 0.5-1.5mm TPV • TPV SPRINT 40mm – a hard elastic sub-base/shock pad made up of approximately 25 mm PU binder, SBR granules and gravel combined with TPV SPRINT 13 mm.
David continued: “We’re currently in the process of testing Rosehill TPV’s rubber granules for use in the installation of children’s playgrounds and are already starting to work with venue and facility designers. We feel that we can be very competitive in this market too as Rosehill TPV’s 1-4mm granules are stocked in 24 standard colours, while EPDM producers tend to offer just three colours – red, green and blue as standard. Plus, all Rosehill TPV colours offer a better UV stability at a very cost effective price which of course will provide our customers with a better opportunity of choosing more vibrant and durable surfaces without the usual cost limitations. We’re looking forward to even greater collaboration with Rosehill TPV in 2016.”
Mandii Rayner-Hey, EMEA Business Manager for Rosehill’s Sports & Play division added: “This partnership further extends our presence across Europe. Like Rosehill TPV, Sportovní podlahy Zlín is a forward thinking business focused on delivering quality products and service. By working with Sportovní podlahy Zlín we shall enable facility designers across both the sports and play markets to deliver more innovative and exciting designs.”
Mandii continued: “2015 has been a very good year for Rosehill TPV as more and more businesses have recognised the inherent properties and benefits of using Rosehill TPV within sports, play and leisure installations. It is evident by how well it has been received that we are offering the industry a more UV stable granule with excellent ageing properties, and a competitive price.”
Rosehill launch TPV Assured at FSB2015
TPV Assured is an anti-counterfeit system that has been added to Rosehill TPV for brand protection. This innovative covert technology secures the integrity of the genuine product and the instant detection of fakes.
A built-in identifier is incorporated during the manufacturing process to the full range of TPV colours and ensures that an imposter can be quickly uncovered. Clients and architects can trust that when they specify Rosehill TPV for its high quality and unique material properties, our legitimate brand has been used.
Invisible to the naked eye and lasting the lifetime of your installation, the TPV Assured system is only identifiable with one of Rosehill’s detection units.
No one else has the know-how to manufacture this unique rubber. If you are offered TPV it will not be the genuine Rosehill TPV unless it was manufactured by us in the United Kingdom and is clearly labelled on the bag.
TPV Assured now gives you the peace of mind that you are using The One & Only Rosehill TPV.