Twinfix celebrates its 30th birthday
The story of Twinfix started when Graham Kench moved from his role as UK Sales Manager for GE Plastics Structured Products to take over a new and exciting company. This company was a distributor of polycarbonate glazing sheet and associated glazing bars.
Graham relocated the company to the north west seeing it as a great location to service the whole of the UK. A unit was found at Gawsworth Court in Birchwood, Warrington.
Transforming the new premises was a real family affair with wife Elaine and daughters Vicky and Sarah amongst the many people who helped to get the unit ready for business. And so Twinfix was born.
Graham had new ideas for the industrial refurbishment market and so the newly formed Twinfix developed the Multi-Link-Panel concept and product that is still one of their main roof glazing solutions to this day. In addition, Twinfix started to fabricate canopy structures, glazing the roofs with the core Multi-Link-Panel product. Entering the world of canopies for various sectors including education was an exciting time for Twinfix. It was a period full of challenges, but that helped the business grow and took it to new levels, while maintaining polycarbonate as its core product.
Development, innovation and quality have always been core values of Twinfix, the loyal tenured and experienced workforce of Twinfix has grown from 3 people 30 years ago to 45 people now. Their values remain the same with a great product, a great service and a real passion for doing a great job still inherent in the company.
In 2000, Twinfix had outgrown its unit in Gawsworth Court and moved just a stone’s throw away to Birchwood Park, a vibrant place with great transport links and a real hub of business. The move has proven to be the right choice for Twinfix, Birchwood Park being the ideal location to grow and expand the business and it is still their home today.
One of Graham’s main passions was for the business to get involved with the rail sector and he spent a lot of time working on projects and increasing Twinfix’s presence in market. Through the years this has become a large part of the Twinfix business, and they have supplied the Multi-Link roof glazing product to numerous stations throughout the UK. The innovative invention Georgian wired effect polycarbonate is also now a popular choice for these stations.
Sadly in 2013, Graham suddenly passed away. The business continues to thrive under the management of his his wife, Elaine Kench and daughter’s Vicky Evans and Sarah Kench, and fellow directors Dan Smith and Paul Greenfield.
This year Twinfix celebrates its 30th birthday in the knowledge that Graham would be extremely proud of where the business is today, especially the achievements of its work in rail, including winning the award for “Supplier & Contractor Excellence” at this year’s Rail Business Awards.