Bison’s precast concrete gets CE marking approval

Bison Manufacturing Ltd, the UK’s leading precast concrete manufacturer, has become one of the first British precast companies to receive CE Marking approval for its precast concrete products.

The scheme ensures that products used in construction projects inEurope meet the required harmonised European standard or European Technical Assessment for that product type, allowing architects and specifiers to select Bison products with even more confidence.

CE Marking is a key part of the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) scheme, which became mandatory from 1st July 2013. Bison’s acceptance onto the scheme marks the company as one of the early adopters in the UK.

Auditors visited Bison’s production facilities at Swadlincote and Uddingston to assess products manufactured at both sites. Bison’s factory production controls were observed and products rigorously tested, resulting in the company’s hollowcore and reinforced concrete products meeting the harmonised EN standards for precast products.

Mike Nelson, Sales & Commercial Manager at Bison Manufacturing, said of the news:

“Here at Bison we are committed to ensuring that our products can be specified with complete confidence, and as such it was vital that our products and facilities were audited ahead of the introduction of CE Marking.

“We are rightly proud that our precast concrete products were accepted onto the scheme so quickly. The approval is testament to the quality that we produce, and to the dedication and passion of our teams at our UK sites. Our products can now rightly be recognised across Europe.”