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  • Writer's pictureKaitlyn Pibernik

How GRP Covers is Driving Quality and Efficiency in manufacturing

CEL represents quality and efficiency by boasting its fast turnaround period, versatile materials, stellar customer service, fine-tuned processes to ensure only the best products leave our workshop.

Corporate Engineering Ltd., established in 1995 by Sam McCoy, is a Silchester-based manufacturing company specialising in the bespoke and high-quality manufacture of GRP products. Glass-reinforced plastic is a versatile material and is the main material used in all of our manufacturing processes at Corporate Engineering. Also known as fibreglass, GRP is known for its environmental benefits as well as its extreme durability.


We pride ourselves on our fast turnaround times and efficient work processes within the factory. Each product is carefully curated with the finest of details accounted for, and not to mention our staff who produce these products are fully trained.


Our products are made with the finest and most durable Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) so your project can withstand the elements and the test of time. Read about our materials here:

Due to its composition, fibreglass is known for its very low embodied energy ─ the total energy required to produce a product from the raw materials stage through the delivery of fibreglass products.

With the advent of technology, it is now possible to recycle most items, fibreglass included. The recycled fibreglass can be included in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, bus seats, spray insulation, boats, and many other items.

Fibreglass is a natural choice when you're seeking energy-efficient, green, sustainable solutions.


All panels are fitted with threaded inserts for use with lifting eyes, and all installation operations are covered by site-specific method statements and risk assessments.

Installation of GRP Covers is an important part of our service. Even the installation of a simple cover requires careful planning to ensure a safe and satisfactory outcome. As a supplier, risk reduction during the installation phase is paramount to us during the cover’s design.

All installation activities are covered by project-specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements. These can be supplied in Corporate Engineering’s own format or in a format to suit the customer’s requirements.

All crane operations are covered by a crane plan drawn up by a fully qualified Appointed Person.

Our installation personnel are fully trained and qualified to work on construction sites and operational water and sewage treatment plants.


Over the years, Corporate Engineering has continuously evolved to best serve our clients’ needs. However, throughout it all, one thing has always remained the same - to hire only the brightest and most talented people to bring the heart and passion to our company.

Our design team are qualified and experienced Designers, with proficiency in AutoCAD which is the main program used to design the schematics for our projects before they're made by our joyful factory team.

Championing stellar customer service are our office team -- Lisa, our office manager, maintains a smooth and regular system throughout the workplace ensuring everything gets done and nothing gets left behind.

Our new managing directors Gavin and Gary are proud to now lead the team in a modern and efficient direction, and both having been with CEL for many years, this was the right move for the company.


To conclude

As a known industry leader, we’re used to working with all types of customers - local or global, large or small.

Exceptional quality is the foundation of our company, and is the driving force behind all decisions; whether it’s which materials to purchase or the best way to serve our customers.

We work in a highly competitive field, so we’re constantly investing in technology and research to make sure we stay ahead of the curve.

Our commitment to quality guarantees our success and your satisfaction.

Please send an email to with any enquiries you may have, or for a faster response, call us on 01189701366 between 9am and 4pm to speak with our office team.

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