Ibstock takes £1m majority share in fireproof cladding firm

Leicestershire-based brickmaking giant Ibstock has bought a majority share in Bloxwich-headquartered building materials supplier Generix Facades.

Ibstock has taken a 75% stake in Generix, which is a supplier of non-combustible facade systems, in a deal worth around £1m.

Generix, which was formed in 2013 in Bloxwich in the West Midlands, produces three types of façade systems: Generix-Lite (natural stone panels), Infinity (ceramic panels), and Genbrix (mechanically fixed brick-slip cladding.)

Co-founder and managing director, John Nolan, will remain in his role and retain the minority shareholding in Generix.

Jeremie Rombaut, managing director of Ibstock Futures, said: “Generix represents an important strategic step for Ibstock Futures, with a new systems offering into the fast-growing sectors of the UK facades market. Through this acquisition, we have a great opportunity to expand our customer offering in new market segments. I welcome John and his team to Ibstock and look forward to scaling the business together in the years to come.”

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