Sigmat rebrands as Remagin
A Yorkshire firm manufacturing steel frames for the construction industry has rebranded as part of an expansion drive.
Sigmat, which has a manufacturing facility and support centre in Leeds and design and engineering offices in Skipton and Elland, aims to double turnover and employment between now and 2030. The £30m business currently employs around 200 people.
Established in 2001, the company designs, manufactures and installs frames made from light to medium gauge steel for the construction industry.
These frames typically form the superstructure of buildings such as flats and apartments, student accommodation, hotels and public sector buildings.
Clients include Citu, the sustainability-focused Yorkshire housing developer.
In 2021, Sigmat became part of the global building materials company Etex Group, which is looking to drive innovation in the industry by launching a new brand focussed on offsite construction.
The trend towards greater offsite production has prompted Etex Group to leverage its existing offsite construction companies to create a comprehensive, full-service business to meet customer demand and drive performance.
The Remagin brand brings together the collective capabilities of three existing businesses: Sigmat, County Durham-based EOS and Horizon, operating from Ireland.
The new commercial branding is part of a broader growth strategy which will see the turnover of the combined companies across the UK and Ireland more than double between now and 2030.
Etex believes that by combining their design and engineering expertise, testing and certification capacity, along with manufacturing and installation know-how, the new brand will offer industry leading, lightweight, factory-assembled panels and associated services, all based on sustainable, light gauge steel framing (LGSF).
Remagin’s integrated building systems offer an end-to-end project solution, and means the company is well placed to accelerate the scale and impact of offsite construction.
Scott Bibby, country manager Ireland and UK explained: “This is an exciting time in the development of not just our own business but the wider offsite construction sector.
“Due to the flexibility and proven benefits of panelised building systems, things are really taking off and by combining our joint strengths we are confident we can accelerate and maximise sector growth.
“Remagin is building on the solid foundations established by Sigmat, EOS and Horizon and is backed by Etex Group with its significant R&D and testing capacity and materials expertise. We’re in a significant position to add significant life-cycle value and sustainability benefits to our customers.”
Etex was founded in Brussels in 1905 and is still headquartered in the Belgian capital. The group has 160 sites operating in 45 countries, and in 2022 reported revenues of €3.7bn.