Freefoam celebrates 30-year anniversary

(Left) Tony Walsh (Right) Aidan Harte

Freefoam Building Products, manufacturer of PVC-U and PVC-UE building products, is celebrating 30 years of trading in 2020.

Freefoam’s products includes a wide range of fascias, soffits, rainwater systems, external cladding and interior decorative panelling. The company also employs 300 team members across three locations.

In 1990, founding managing director Tony Walsh set up an extrusion plant in Cork, Ireland, with one co-extrusion line. Since then, Freefoam has become a pan-European business, with manufacturing operations in Ireland and the UK together, with distribution in continental Europe.

Tony, now chairman, remarked: “Freefoam has achieved this success through a combination of factors.

“The development and continued improvements to our product range and our innovation to create best in class building products that are guaranteed to provide value and longevity to homeowners has also proved to be a winning formula.”

Aidan Harte, managing director, said: “Our strategy of continued investment into plant and facilities has created robust and sustainable processing and manufacturing operations that are equipped to produce volume and quality on a consistent basis.

“We are looking forward to the future, with further expansion planned for our site in Northampton this year.”