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Modplan’s parent company, the Burles Group, celebrates 40 years in business

2013 has been a milestone year in more ways than one for the Burles Group, trade fabricator Modplan’s parent company. As if celebrating 40 years in business wasn’t enough, 2013 has also seen the 30th anniversary of Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, joining the business while National Plastics, another member of the Burles Group, is celebrating 25 years in business.

David Burles founded the Burles Group in 1973 and the company has gone from strength to strength since then. In fact, as well as celebrating 40 years in business, the Group also looks set to be able to celebrate a record turnover this year. David says, “I am very proud to be celebrating forty years in business with the Burles Group. The Group’s success is due to the support of its customers and the dedication of its staff who all work extremely hard for their respective companies.”

One of the longest standing members of the Burles Group team is Heidi Sachs, who is celebrating 30 years with the business. She says, “It is an honour and privilege to be leading Modplan. Our business has developed since it was founded and our policy of continual improvement has seen us introduce new systems and new products, as well as expand into the Scandinavian and European markets. Our developments are always in response to listening to our customers and the wider market and I think this commitment to responding to market needs, combined with a genuine partnership approach, is reflected in our growing business.” And the company certainly is growing: Modplan acquired a further 45,000 square feet of manufacturing space opposite its headquarters in Abercarn, Gwent this year.

Another Burles Group success story is National Plastics, which is celebrating 25 years in business this year. Such an anniversary would be reason enough for celebration, but the company has also seen its highest ever sales to date this year and the trend looks set to continue. National Plastics’ Managing Director Geoff Foster says, “We have grown exponentially in the past 25 years and we are very proud of our success. But we couldn’t have done it without our staff or customers and now is a good time to thank them for their loyalty and support.”

It almost seems that Burles Group has too many reasons to celebrate. But one thing is certain it must be doing something right!