Top of table joy for Doncaster-based Wavin

Wavin, Edlington Lane, Edlington. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Wavin MC 2
Wavin, Edlington Lane, Edlington. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Wavin MC 2

Success is more than just a pipe dream for plumbing and drainage solutions specialist Wavin Limited.

The Edlington-based company - which makes plastic piping systems - is at the top of a table showing Doncaster’s top manufacturing firms, which has been produced by South Yorkshire-based BHP Chartered Accountants.

It made more than £11.4m in pre-tax profits, according to the latest available accounts from December 31 2013.

Wavin employs around 5,550 people in 25 countries worldwide and in 2012 became part of the Mexichem Group, a Latin American leader in pipe systems and petrochemicals.

The company announced in 2014 it is investing £15m in expanding its two main plants at Edlington and Chippenham. The firm outlined last year that the development will result in a dedicated plumbing and heating manufacturing facility in Doncaster.

Brent Nicholls, Wavin’s managing director for South West Europe, said at the time: “The planned changes to our manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham will simplify our supply chain and improve the service offering to our customers. Focused manufacturing will help drive innovation and improved customer service.”

In second place on Doncaster’s pre-tax profits list is Bridon International Ltd with more than £11.3m in pre-tax profits.

The Balby-based firm manufactures wire, wire rope and associated products for a range of industries, including the oil and gas, mining and construction sectors. Pegler Yorkshire was third, making just over £7.5m. The firm operates from three sites in the UK - the Doncaster head office, Leeds and Rotherham - with three overseas factories. It manufacturers valves and other engineering products.