Manufacturing has been at the heart of Instarmac since 1977, and today products are produced in our UK based automated facility and sold to contractors, distributors and stockists worldwide.
Instarmac Repair Services Ltd, from the term Instant Tarmac, was established in 1977, after founder Charles “Charlie” Hudson purchased an innovative pothole repair material from Tiny Draper of Emcol Int. after seeing the product featured on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World. 1977 also saw us move to our first office – a 2000m² unit in Minworth, Staffordshire.
Over the next 20 years, we invested in and developed our production capacity and introduced new brands to the business. Sales of all product ranges – highway maintenance, streetscape, tiling and flooring – increased dramatically and new premises were urgently needed to keep up with demand, and so, in 1998, Instarmac Group plc moved to a new site in Kingsbury, Tamworth.
Over the next 10 years business grew so much, that in 2008 we moved to a multi-million pound site in Dordon, Tamworth. The site houses state of the art manufacturing processes, distribution, finance, export, sales, marketing and research and development.
Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength. We now sell to 30 different countries, have a 37-strong fleet, employ 173 people and have 6 product brands – UltraCrete, UltraScape, UltraTile, UltraFloor, Wondertex and Granfix. We exceeded a £55 million turnover for the 2016/2017 trading year.