Shackerley to export Sureclad ceramic granite facade systems to US and Canada

Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd has signed a groundbreaking deal with American porcelain manufacturing giant, Crossville Inc, which will see the Lancashire manufacturer’s UK market leading Sureclad ceramic granite ventilated façade systems promoted across the US and Canada.

In the UK and Eire, Shackerley’s Sureclad ventilated cladding – compliant with all relevant British and European standards, CWCT standards for systemised building envelopes and NHBC technical requirements – has enhanced and protected buildings across the health, education, hotel, leisure, general commercial, retail and large scale residential sectors for over a decade.

Crossville is to offer stateside specifiers the patented Queen’s Award winning Sureclad Access system which has successfully completed an extensive series of demanding architectural and engineering assessments at the Philadelphia HQ of Architectural Testing Inc, proving its suitability for installation in regions prone to earthquakes, hurricanes and other climatic extremes.

Brian Newell CEO of Shackerley said

“Having seen our façade system pass these demanding tests with flying colours, we’re ready to embark on an exciting venture with Crossville. This will begin as a full scale export arrangement and gradually evolve into a mutually beneficial licensing deal as we share our technical expertise and system ‘know-how’, provide expert training and ultimately help Crossville to replicate our highly specialised prefabrication equipment and processes in their own factories.”

Crossville Executive Vice President of Sales Mark Shannon commented:

“Shackerley has 50 years of success in this industry, including two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the Innovation category. The superior range of products combined with our 27 years of leading the domestic porcelain tile industry makes for an excellent partnership that will take the application of ventilated façade systems to a new level in the US.”

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