Insulation company set to scale up production with £500,000 upgrade

Lincoln-based insulation manufacturer SuperFOIL Insulation is set to scale up UK manufacturing with the first of four production line improvements for 2022.

The company will be ramping up the quantity of products manufactured at its headquarters in Lincoln with a series of major investments.

Production of multifoil insulation at the company’s Lincoln headquarters will grow by 60% from May following the installation of custom-built unwinding stations.

This will be followed by three further upgrades this year which will enable it to produce 11 times as much insulation in-house as it does at present while also expanding its product range.

The investments, totalling £500,000, will mean that 70% of SuperFOIL products will be made in the UK.

The upgrades are the latest improvements made by the family-owned company, which will have invested more than £1m in productivity improvements since its move to Lincoln’s Boulder Development Park in 2019.

Managing director William Bown said: “Since we moved to Lincoln three years ago, one of our goals has been to dramatically scale-up the quantity of product we can manufacture from raw materials here in the UK. We’ve already made great progress with this and it’s helped us to take on 13 more people in the last three years. Now, we’ve started one of the biggest periods of expansion in our company’s history with the first of four production line improvements scheduled for this year. Ultimately, these will bring us to a point where we can produce 400 rolls of multifoil per day at our Lincoln HQ, as well as producing bigger and more varied sizes of other insulation products. These upgrades will mean we can supply high performance insulation to more and more properties and create loads of new jobs in the city.

“With energy prices soaring and set to climb higher this autumn, insulation offers the best solution for many households to reduce their energy bills now and into the future. Combined with the need for everyone to reduce their carbon footprint, we’re scaling up our productivity so we can help more properties become energy efficient and comfortable, making a real difference to the cost of living and the environment.”

The expanded capacity will also support the creation of up to ten jobs in Lincoln and all four upgrades are scheduled to be completed by October 2022.