Composite Prime: Our Journey So Far
We’re proud to say we’re the fastest-growing composite brand in the UK. To get to this stage, we’ve experienced such stratospheric growth that it’s hard to remember Composite Prime® was only established in 2014. So, we thought it would be nice to explore our story so far and let you know where we’ve come from and how we got here.
Yorkshire-born and raised
Composite Prime® is Yorkshire born, just like the team behind it. We were founded in the heart of Yorkshire, and we’re still based here in picturesque Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales.
Our success in the composite products market can be attributed to the fact that Composite Prime®’s founders are like the human equivalent of wood-plastic composite. We mean this in the sense of a meeting of minds and experience, rather than a lab-created gory science experiment.
Composite Prime®’s co-founders Dom Harrison and Charles Taylor have a respective family history in the plastics and timber industries. To be clear, in our composite analogy, Dom’s the plastic element and Charles is the wood. All these years of experience, knowledge and network-building have melded together to create an optimal mix of the best of both worlds.
The number one priority: research and development to make the best composite products on the market.
Together, Charles and Dom knew that their USP had to be creating a product line that epitomised the purpose of composite; the aim was to optimise composite materials, enhancing the benefits of each element of the product.
Their investment in the research and development stage of product design definitely paid dividends. The result is a range of luxury composite products that offer the most realistic, natural appearance of wood combined with the strength, durability and longevity of plastic.
The other number one priority: not sacrificing our environment for enterprise.
Coming from an area famous for its spectacular moorland and the kind of fresh air that inspired the unofficial Yorkshire anthem (On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at), there was another big focus for the Composite Prime® co-founders: To make not only the best composite products on the market, but to protect our environment by making the products as eco-friendly as possible.
We’re confident in the quality of our composite products because we know the origin and species of the tree in our FSC® 100% certified end of life wood flour.
The all-important sustainability angle has definitely been covered. In seven years of operation, Composite Prime® has saved the equivalent of 176 million plastic milk bottles from landfill by using recycled plastics in their composite products.
Composite Prime: The picture today
Since our inception in 2014 we’ve grown to be the UK business with the largest stock of composite products distributed through our extensive network of stockists. Between March 2021 and March 2022 alone, our list of stockists grew by more than 30%. We’re also beginning to branch out into international markets.
Our product range continues to expand rapidly, too, as investment in research, development and innovation was not a one-time exercise for Dom and Charles. Our product line includes composite decking, cladding and interior flooring. We’ve also launched some industry firsts, like our protection and maintenance products abzorbit™ and HD Protect™.
Alongside our extensive portfolio of composite decking and cladding products in a range of finishes and colours, we’re about to launch a composite fencing product as well as a revolutionary new decking board. Watch this space! #reduxiscoming
Our huge list of stockists is available here – we challenge you not to find a dealer near you.
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