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Asset aims for the sky with Airbus factory extension

Asset International Ltd. (Asset), the leading manufacturer of Weholite HDPE plastic sustainable drainage and water management products, has supplied a network of surface water drainage pipework to facilitate the extension of the Airbus factory at Broughton, Flintshire.

Airbus currently employs around 6,000 people at its Broughton factory, where the wings for the entire family of Airbus commercial aircraft are made and with a growing order book, production is set to increase.

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Asset International Nominated for Go Green Award at the Inspire Wales Awards 2012

Asset International were recently nominated for the Go Green Award at the Inspire Wales Awards.

The award seeks to recognise environmentally friendly British businesses. The Go Green Award is designed for the company that demonstrates environmental best practice, ethical best practice or sustainable development. The judges are particularly interested in the application of these practices and the impact they have had on the company.

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Asset International reaffirm growth plans with top financial appointment

South Wales-based water management solutions provider, Asset International Ltd (Asset), has appointed Vikki Smith as financial director, as it highlights its plans to consolidate and build on record sales figures.

The appointment follows a successful year for the company, which manufactures the Weholite range of HDPE structured wall pipe and has recorded bumper profits with sales rising month on month.

Vikki joins Asset in a newly created role to implement newer ERP financial systems and controls in order to successfully manage the increased levels of business, both nationally and internationally, that Asset has generated in recent years.

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Asset bucks national trend for falling output figures with record breaking quarter

Asset International Ltd (Asset), has announced record sales of its Weholite products, breaking their monthly sales record for the third consecutive month, despite official figures that manufacturing output in the UK is in decline.

Asset, which is part of the UK-based infrastructure, building and construction products group, Hill & Smith Holdings, achieved £1.65 million in sales during July, the highest ever for the company despite the UK’s manufacturing sector shrinking at its fastest rate for more than three years in July, according to official figures.

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Asset employee goes for gold for local charity

John Hutton with Amy and her family

A NEWPORT man is running his first half marathon this October to help fund life-changing treatment for his friend’s daughter.

John Hutton, from Pillgwenlly, is taking on the 13.1-mile challenge in Cardiff in aid of one-year-old Amy Smith, who suffers from cystic fibrosis.

The 34-year-old father of two has already run 5k and 10k for charity, but this time he has decided to donate his sponsorship to Amy’s appeal after her dad Steve told him of her diagnosis.

Steve and Amy’s mum Louise, who live in Duffryn, are hoping to raise as much cash as possible for specialist medical equipment to help with her intensive physiotherapy.

John, who works with Steve at manufacturing firm Asset International Ltd in Newport, said: “I’ve known Steve for about 10 years and we were all touched when he told us about Amy’s diagnosis.

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