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Chemfix was created in 1991 as the business venture of a Kent-based entrepreneur. Allied with a successful Yorkshire based manufacturer of chemical resins, Chemfix entered the new and growing Industry of Chemical Anchoring.

In 1991 Chemfix was being administered, manufactured, filled and delivered from three separate locations. After mutal sale of its resin supplier and sub contracted cartridge filling operation, the entire operation was soon brought under one roof at the old Nickersons factory based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire in the busy industrial heartland of the North of the UK. 

From its beginning. the company was characterised by flexibility due its relative size, the progressive improvements to products and manufacturing methods, and a concentration on the customer, whether that be through elevated delivery service, current product approvals or new and innovative product patents.

As Chemfix became a serious player on the global playing field for OEM Chemical Anchoring, It attracted the attention of another highly successful figure in the resin industry - Roberlo S.A. in Spain.   

Soon, Chemfix Products Ltd was brought into the Roberlo Group through a sale completed in Autumn 2014. Roberlo being a family owned and run company had instant synergies with the business model of Chemfix that was punching above its weight in an increasingly tight sector. 

The subsequent and on-going investment of expertise and capital equipment, particularly in factory automation, brings Chemfix into a new exciting chapter in its history. The goal, to bring higher and even better service to the customer through its total service philosophy. 

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As a UK based manufacturer, Chemfix has always existed on the world stage, having partners around the globe, in terms of sales representation, and trade fair attendances. 

By seeking a global presence, today we export worldwide, Chemfix has proven that the demand for flexibility, and customer-based service in the chemical anchoring sector, is not limited to the UK or even within Europe.

In short, our history has been defined by our constant investment in technology, internationalization and uninterrupted growth. Take a look at the company’s progress in the timeline below.

 

 

  • 1919

    1919

    In 1919 Mr Edwin Nickerson formed E.Nickerson Ltd. Merchanting Chemicals. At this time, the current Dewsbury site was occupied by J Brown Chemicals.

  • 1956

    1956

    The "Metolux" trademark is registered by Nickerson Chemicals.

  • 1972

    1972

    Nickerson's aquires J.Brown Chemicals at the Mill Street factory trading there since 1870. Fire destroyed the site in 1972 and re-built in 1974.

  • 1978

    1978

    The Dewsbury site begins the manufacture of Metolux fillers and the factory works are altered for resin production.

  • 1991

    1991

    Chemfix Products Ltd is formed in Kent, supplying a single chemical anchoring customer.

  • 1993

    1993

    Chemfix begins trading with a Dewsbury based manufacturer Nickerson Chemicals who have over one hundred years of chemical manufacturing knowledge. Nickerson...

  • 1995

    1995

    Chemfil Ltd, a cartridge filling company in Peterborough, becomes a partner to Chemfix for the filling and distribution of chemical anchoring cartridges. In...

  • 1995

    1995

    Expansion of manufacturing capacity at Dewsbury works includes a large warehouse and additional plant equipment.

  • 2003

    2003

    Chemfix, Chemfil and Nickerson are purchased simultaneously by a private consortium in order to combine the skills and efficiencies of each, with a view to...

  • 2005

    2005

    Nickerson's and Chemfix are allied by a mutual sale and consequently owndership, and run under the Chemfix name from the Dewsbury site.

  • 2006

    2006

    Chemfix, Chemfil and Nickerson are merged under the single entity of “Chemfix Products Ltd” and all production and administration is relocated and combined...

  • 2007

    2007

    Through continued development, Chemfix is awarded the first of its European approvals or a high performance vinylester styrene free anchoring resin.

  • 2009

    2009

    The laboratory facility is expanded and refurbished with additional equipment and a new technical test centre for chemical anchors testing is built adjacent to...

  • 2010

    2010

    Chemfix launches the patented “ChubSeal™” system, developed by the in-house R&D team. An evolution of the “Chubpac™” cartridge which no longer...

  • 2010

    2010

    Chemfix is awarded its ISO 14001 Environmental accreditation.

  • 2011

    2011

    The number of European approvals is expanded to cover “Chemfix PESF” and “Chemfix EASF” resins.

  • 2012

    2012

    Renewal of the expired vinylester ETA for the newly rebranded “CH+” resin now including cracked concrete and rebar approvals.

  • 2012

    2012

    New Automation equipment is installed for packing 300ml Chubseal cartridges.

  • 2013

    2013

    Chemfix launches patented “T-Flow™” mixer, another internal R&D development, following years of trials for faster and easier extrusion combined with...

  • 2014

    2014

    Chemfix is purchased by the Spanish based company, Roberlo – a specialist manufacturer of professional car body fillers and paint systems, previously being a...

  • 2014

    2014

    “Pre-Mix” wood filler, the world’s first two part wood filler in a foil bag cartridge, is launched under the “Metolux” brand.

  • 2014

    2014

    Roberlo asserts its commitment to manufacturing in the UK by ceasing chemical anchoring operations at its Spanish site and begins transferring their capital...

  • 2014

    2014

    A major investment strategy is announced to increase automation in the manufacturing of chemical anchoring cartridges at Dewsbury.

  • 2015

    2015

    A new and expanded warehousing facility is built at the Dewsbury site.

  • 2015

    2015

    “Chemfix PESF” resin its best-selling chemical anchor product has ETA approval for concrete option 7 awarded, giving It a massive competitive edge.

  • 2015

    2015

    “Design Plus” anchor calculation program is made available to customers for the first time.

  • 2015

    2015

    Chemfix is the first company to design and launch styrene free wood filler.

  • 2016

    2016

    The “Metolux” brand celebrates its 60 year jubilee.

  • 2016

    2016

    As part of the new automation initiative, a superior modern product outer packaging is announced to increase product security and robustness.

  • 2016

    2016

    “Chemfix PE” is awarded an ETA for masonry and “Chemfix Pure Epoxy” for post installed rebars.

  • 2016

    2016

    “Chemfix 500” pure epoxy resin is awarded with ICC (USA) approval and for C2 seismic zones in both the ICC and European approvals.

  • 2017

    2017

    Expansion is made into the North and South American market. As a result of being part of BRIOLF, Chemfix has developed market share in over 70 countries.

  • 2017

    2017

    “Metofix 3-1 Brick Adhesive” wins a second BBA approval, Chemfix remains the only supplier in the market with a BBA approved brick adhesive.

  • 2018

    2018

    “CH200” vinylester styrene free chemical anchor system is launched in tandem with a full ETA approval including C2 for seismic applications.

  • 2018

    2018

    “Chemfix EASF TOP” is launched and has masonry and concrete option 7 approval awarded.

  • 2019

    2019

    “CH200” gains ICC (USA) approval.

  • 2019

    2019

    Canteen, changing facilities and the engineering department are given a major re-design expansion and refurbishment.

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