About Us: Our History
Norcros Adhesives founded with a mission to provide fixing solutions for customers’ tiling projects – a winning combination of heritage and innovation.
We went online with our first website at www.norcros-adhesives.com.
We completed and commissioned our own dedicated factory, complete with adhesives and grout manufacturing lines.
We launched the first deep fill, external leveller on the market – Norcros Pro 50 Levelling Compound. A Norcros Adhesives innovation, now copied by many others!
New product added to the range – acoustic matting – highly innovative and made from recycled products.
Screwfix joins our fast-growing customer list.
Floor preparation range strengthened with the launch of Permalayer Anti-Fracture Matting,.
Another major customer signs up, as we start working with Barratt Homes.
4 into 1 Grout range launched, introducing innovation, flexibility and colour to the grouts market.
We welcome Fired Earth to the growing list of Norcros Adhesives customers.
Norcros Pro Board launched – opening the way to a system approach for tiling bathrooms.
Tile to Gypsum launched – a very welcome innovation for users of anhydrite screeds.
Our company enters a new era, as Richard Wallis takes over from Peter Barlow as Managing Director.
Norcros Adhesives brings sustainability to the world of levellers, with the launch of Pro 30 Fast Track Eco Levelling Compound, made from recycled crushed glass, rather than quarried sand.
Serving the most discerning customers. We form our National Specification Division in order to provide the best service to the housebuilding and specification sectors.
All Norcros Adhesives products are now available via BIM (Building Information Modelling). This is the future of construction, and being part of the BIM library positions us for future success.
Striving for expertise in our field. We introduce our first RIBA-approved CPDs – Polymer Technology for Tiling and Avoiding Common Failures when Specifying Wall and Floor Tiling.
Training the industry. We open our Norcros Adhesives Skills Centre. Here we run a wide range of industry-leading courses for employees and customers, including CPD courses for architects and specifiers.
Always innovating. Reinforced Polymer Technology (RPT) from Norcros Adhesives is hailed as the next generation of tile adhesives, for improved crack bridging and anti-shrinkage.
We put our money where our mouth is. This year sees major investment in our facilities – with a factory upgrade and big improvements to our plant, control systems and reception areas. It’s all about more efficient and sustainable manufacturing of our products, to give a better service to our customers.
Colour me beautiful. We complement our range of innovative tile adhesives with new additions to the range of 4-into-1 grouts, which now total some 15 RAL colours.
Green is our favourite colour. We win the TTA Award for Environmental Excellence for the third time running. As a Gold member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, it’s great that we receive recognition for our work on local sourcing and the reduction of waste from our business – but we recognise that there is so much more that we all have to do.
Specification is where it’s at. We are strengthening our commitment to reach out to the specifier market, developing technical and innovative solutions which get the ‘Job Done’.