Solus Ceramics, one of the leading suppliers of innovative and inspiring architectural wall and floor tiles, is celebrating a major milestone after reaching its 20th anniversary in the UK market.
The company, which was established in 1995, offers a range of more than 100,000 high quality tiling solutions to the architectural and specification markets. This includes porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal and natural stone products.
Its two decades of experience in the commercial arena has seen the company become a market leading supplier to the hotel and leisure, restaurant and bar, retail, public sector, education and automotive sectors.
To mark its 20th anniversary, Solus Ceramics has hosted a series of celebratory events with its staff and customers, both at its Birmingham headquarters and its flagship London showroom – The Creative Centre. The Creative Centre, located in the heart of the city, features the most up-to-date tiling ranges within an inspiring two floor creative space.
The company has also reinforced its commitment to the market and its future by undertaking a £500,000 investment programme to improve its UK operations.
The investment, which is specifically designed to cement its market leading position, further enhance its first class service offering and boost growth opportunities, has seen Solus Ceramics transform its warehouse into a state-of-the-art facility.
This includes the purchase of its second advanced cutting machine, which has been bought following the investment and success of its first machine purchased back in 2011. Both machines compliments Solus Ceramics’ in-house tile fabrication department, enabling the business to process a much higher volume of material on a daily basis and cut and modify larger format tiles.
“This is an incredibly exciting year for the business," says Marcus Bentley, MD of Solus Ceramics. "To reach our 20th anniversary is testament to our service offering and the hard work of our team. We have developed some excellent relationships with architects, specifiers and interior designers over the years, with our solutions being specified for some of the UK’s most iconic building projects.
“The £500k investment further highlights our commitment to enhancing our operations so we can add even more value to our customers. We started the business in 1995 with a handful of employees and are proud that we now employ over 75 people.
“This recent investment not only allows us to upskill our existing workforce, but gives us the opportunity to create more jobs in the future as the business continues to grow. It has also enabled us to triple the size of our sample department, which is now the largest in the UK.”
Solus Ceramic’s highly experienced team work in partnership with its customers to deliver innovative solutions that create real standout projects.
Along with the core markets it operates in, the company also specialises in anti-slip floor tiles that are suitable for a wide range of applications, from commercial kitchens, to changing rooms, swimming pools and toilets.