Providing innovative solutions on a global scale since 2007

The milestones and events that have taken us from a company of fewer than ten people operating from a single site to a business with over 650 employees and a worldwide presence.


AIS milestones

Advanced Insulation is formed.

Advanced Insulation acquires Alderley Materials.

Factory opens in Leeds, UK. UAE subsidiary opens in Dubai.

UK headquarters move from Berkeley to Gloucester. USA subsidiary office opens in Houston.

Awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and subsidiaries open in Brazil and Korea.

Acquire Manuplas® in Plymouth, UK. Second manufacturing facility in Gloucester, UK opens.

Acquire Covertherm in Nottingham, UK. Subsidiaries open in Canada, Angola and Kazakhstan. Korea subsidiary moves to a larger facility.

Awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Winners of five EEF awards.

Awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Winners of four EEF awards. USA subsidiary opens a second facility in Louisiana. Subsidiary opens in Malaysia.

Awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Winners of three EEF awards. Joint venture partnership in Nigeria formed.

FlexiChar® launch, awarded the EEF health & safety award, Korea moves to a larger facility in Jangpyeong, acquisition of CTherm subsea technology and Italian presence established.

Acquire Bardot in La Ciotat, France.

A new £8m, 65,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art equipment is opened in Gloucester. Project office opens in Malaysia.

Joint venture in Canada formed. Acquire subsea specialist CRP Subsea.

Awarded the King's Award for Enterprise. Joint venture in USA formed. Winner of Export Award at Made in the UK national awards.

2024 and beyond


We will continue to invest up to 10% of our revenue in research and development every year so we can bring new products to market that provide better solutions to our customers’ challenges. 


We currently have a 650+ strong team across 13 locations and are constantly working to expand into new regions and diversify into new industries.


As a company we are excited to create, develop and provide innovative and forward-thinking solutions for a selection of industries and will be working to diversify our offering into new areas.


We are committed to ensuring we are problem solvers not just product providers. Our collaborative approach allows us to form proactive and meaningful business partnerships with our customers.

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