Encon Insulation is founded by two experienced managers formerly of Cape Insulation Ltd. Trading begins from a base in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The company primarily supplies specialised insulation to the mechanical services and process sectors.
Manufacturing is resurrected at the defunct Cape Rocksil plant in Stirling. In addition, Superglass Insulation arrives in the UK’s glass mineral wool market and becomes part of the Encon Group.
The venture capitalist company 3i acquires a majority share of the Encon Group.
Superglass Insulation (part of the Encon Group) is sold to the venture capitalist-backed management team, and Encon Insulation is acquired by Wolseley Plc.
James Latham Plc sells Nevill Long to Wolseley Plc. Nevill Long becomes an integrated division of Encon Insulation Ltd. Nevill Long is a long-established specialist interior systems distributor with roots in the 18th century. It was the first UK distributor of Armstrong Ceiling tiles from the USA.
The Encon Group acquires specialist passive fire protection manufacturer, PFC Corofil Ltd.
The Encon Group returns to its independent roots following a management buy-out led by CEO Stuart Moore on 31 October 2011. The sale covers the entire Encon group of businesses – Encon Insulation, Nevill Long, PFC Corofil and Gill Insulation.
On completion of the buy-out, Stuart said: “As the new owner of Encon, I believe we have an excellent opportunity to drive the business forward, and I truly believe we have an exciting journey ahead of us.”
June 2014 marks a new era for Nevill Long, with the coming together of Encon Interior Systems and Nevill Long into one new-look Nevill Long brand. This is the result of extensive customer, supplier and employee research, and places Nevill Long at the forefront of the interior systems distribution industry.
Encon Insulation opens a new dedicated Technical Solutions branch at Long Crendon near Oxford expanding the estate to 21 branches.
Encon & Nevill Long open a new sales office in Aberdeen, servicing the growing business in Scotland and expanding the estate to 22 branches.