Parafix Tapes and Conversions Ltd are delighted to be celebrating their 40th year of providing bespoke solutions for industries such as electronics, automotive, aerospace, military & defence, renewable and healthcare. Celebrations are being held next month at Pangdean Barn in Pyecombe. A barn dance and hog roast are being provided for Parafix’s 50+ employees and friends of the company.
Parafix was formed in 1972 on the South coast of England where the company has grown in both size and capability. Parafix were quickly appointed as a 3M preferred distributor for the local area and over the following years a strong relationship was built, resulting in the current status of being one of only 12 Global Preferred Converters for 3M. Other strong relationships were built and are enjoyed by Parafix; including Preferred Converter status with Rogers and Laird.
Manufacturing has faced many difficulties over recent years, but Parafix’s commitment to continuous improvement, providing excellent customer service and focus on employee development are examples of their response to the challenging economic climate; which is why, despite the recession, the company has seen steady growth.
Playing an active part in supporting the local community has also been important to the company and is one of Parafix’s core values; they are keen sponsors of local charities, including the Chestnut Tree House and also sponsor local sports activities including golf, Sussex County Cricket Club and Brighton & Hove Albion FC.
Their community and business efforts have been recognised on a number of occasions, including winning Manufacturer of the Year at the 2010 Worthing Business Awards, winning the Company of the Year trophy at the 2011 Sussex Business Awards and being recognised in the Manufacturer of the Year category at the 2011 Southern Business Awards.
Steve Barwick, Sales and Marketing Manager, says of their work: “We have a variety of applications and customers we work with at Parafix, there’s always something new and exciting. We have high hopes for the future and perceive us to be just as strong throughout the next 40 years”.