Two of the UK¹s best names in urban landscaping products have come together to offer an integrated package combining innovative concrete products and stylish street furniture under a new brand called URBANONE.
Acheson & Glover (A&G) and Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) have announced plans to offer a bespoke combined package of services to the professional and landscape design sectors.
Brian Mulgrew, Product Development Manager at A&G, said the new offering brought together the very best in innovative, bespoke concrete products and stunning but functional street and urban furniture.
"These products are extremely complementary and we are delighted to tap into what we see as market demand for an integrated and very bespoke service for those involved in urban landscaping schemes who want a range of leading edge products that are peerless in terms of their aesthetics, functionality and overall value for money.
"This is an exciting development for both companies who see themselves as market leaders with a very distinctive reputation for delivering high quality products and exemplary customer service."
Alan Lowry, founder and MD of Environmental Street Furniture which has supplied product internationally in locations such as the Guinness Storehouse and Museum, Royal National Theatre London, Copenhagen University and Wild Wadi water park in Dubai, believes there is great synergy between the two brands.
"Although as a company ESF are considerably smaller, we believe this sets us apart from the competition in our ability to offer exactly what the client requires. We have a very similar ethos and a desire to grow our business by making life easier for customers. For us being able to refer our clients to a market-leading provider of proven concrete products is something we know will make it easier for our clients to pull together the various strands required to design and complete a major commercial or public realm project.
"One thing we both have in common is a strong desire to create bespoke solutions for clients that will enhance their end-user experience and make their projects memorable."
Alan Lowry has been CEO/MD of ESF for 15 years and owner for the last 2 years. Based in Co. Antrim it designs and sources bespoke street furniture products and has a strong export base globally. Its products range from Solar Street mobile phone charging stations and LED litter bins, to trendy seating and lighting.
A&G was established more than 50 years ago and was recently acquired by Chief Executive Raymond Acheson. It manufactures and distributes the widest range of concrete products in the UK and Ireland. Its products which include paving and flags, retaining walls, bricks and masonry blocks are sold to the commercial and domestic markets. A&G employs around 400 people and has an annual turnover of approximately £40m.