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Ancon Building Products, Celebrating 130 Years!

30 Aug 2013

Celebrating 130 years in business

2012 was a significant year for Ancon Building Products. Firstly it marked 130 years of continuous operation for the Sheffield-based company, and secondly, it was the year it was awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its impressive product development record.

Ancon is an integral part of the Steel City’s rich industrial heritage. The company has been fabricating steel in Sheffield since 1882, initially for agricultural tooling. It was one of the first companies to recognise the potential for stainless steel in building applications, when it began developing a range of construction fixings back in the 1960s.

Today, the Ancon product range includes stainless steel cavity wall ties, brick support systems, masonry reinforcement and shear load connectors. The company also manufactures bespoke stainless steel fabrications for many industry sectors and has a particularly impressive project portfolio in the Tunnelling Industry.

Generally, Ancon products provide a critical connection within a structure, are invisible once installed and are permanently under load. Inspection, maintenance or replacement of these products is either impossible or impractical, so stainless steel is used to provide the integrity and assurances that construction professionals and asset owners demand.

In addition to its UK operations, the company has businesses in Mainland Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Managing Director, Stuart Maxwell, puts their success down to the following:

“Our success is due in part to the way we manage our company; putting customers first; focussing on innovative sustainable solutions; committing resources to continuous improvement projects; utilising the latest lean manufacturing and waste minimisation techniques; and, crucially, developing a culture of care that makes employee health and safety our top priority.

But most of all, our success is due to people. Our employees who strive to provide excellent service throughout the organisation; the design professionals who specify our products to meet their demanding construction requirements; our customers who continue to choose high quality Ancon products above all other; and our community of trusted suppliers.

Ancon is a company that can look back with pride and look forward with enthusiasm”.


Ancon produced a booklet to document their history and celebrate their achievements. Click here to view the booklet.


Ancon Building Products BSSA member profile page


Ancon Building Products website



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