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Milbank is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products with a focus on exceptional customer service. With a trading history spanning over 70 years, we are dedicated to helping our customers achieve success.

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Milbank is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality precast concrete products. With a trading history spanning over 70 years we are dedicated to helping our customers achieve success. Check out our timeline below to see the evolution of Milbank Concrete Products.

2016

01/01/2016

Milbank Group Ltd was created as a holding company for new acquisitions. Cadman Cranes Ltd of Colchester was acquired and joined the group.

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2013

01/01/2013

Andy Mayne takes over as managing director.

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2012

01/01/2012

Milbank begins to manufacture spiral stairs – the Kallisto Stairs brand is born.

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2011

01/01/2011

Precast concrete composting vessels and maturation tunnels were developed and delivered. A joint venture with a German company – Bock (UK) Ltd was established to sell silage clamp solutions to the Anaerobic Digestion sector.

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2008

01/01/2008

Sean Milbank joined the company as MD and led the restructuring of the business as a result of the economic downturn. The business rebased itself at Earls Colne. The business was renamed Milbank Concrete Products Limited.

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2005

01/01/2005

3 factories were built to produce hollowcore and specialist precast concrete products. Milbank Trucks had grown to a fleet of over 100 lorries.

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2003

01/01/2003

A Belgian brick faced wall system was launched and the first project completed.

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2001

01/01/2001

Milbank Roofs Ltd was established importing structural insulated roof systems for the properties with room in the roof construction.

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2000

01/01/2000

A new 40 acre site was purchased in Brandon, Norfolk to meet the increased demand required for house building.

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1999

01/01/1999

Planning Application submitted to erect a new factory on a nearby site at Earls Colne. The application was called in by the Secretary of State for a public inquiry and we withdrew our planning application.

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1994

01/01/1994

Planning permission granted for a new factory so the production of precast stairs and other products could be made in a controlled environment. The start of manufacture of Montex car park deck slabs used in steel framed car park construction.

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1991

01/01/1991

Building works to the factory building and concrete batching plant undertaken to accommodate hollowcore production with 100m long beds. Hollowcore production commenced.

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1989

01/01/1989

Outline planning permission obtained for a hollowcore factory on the second piece of land but after further research it was concluded that the production capacity of the existing building could be modified to incorporate hollowcore production without the lead time and cost implications of a new factory.

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1987

01/01/1987

A further three acres at Earls Colne was acquired adjacent to the existing site.

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1986

01/01/1986

Milbank Trucks Limited was formed to service the transport needs of Milbank Floors and to expand into a self-offload transport business.

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1985

01/01/1985

The site at Howe Street was sold for a housing development and the company moved the whole operation to Earls Colne. A second self-offload lorry was purchased.

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1984

01/01/1984

A new three acre site was found on a disused airfield at Earls Colne.

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1983

01/01/1983

The first self-offload lorry with a rear mounted crane was purchased to make the installation of precast house floors to single plots more cost effective and to service the increasing proportion of supply only orders.

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1980

01/01/1980

Milbank Floors commenced production of a new type of floor construction for the housing market, comprising 150mm concrete beams with standard building blocks spanning between them. These ‘beam and block’ house floors soon became accepted within the building industry.

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1978

01/01/1978

Jeremy Milbank a qualified engineer and John’s younger brother, joins the team. Milbank start to manufacture precast concrete stairs.

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1964

01/01/1964

Following Geoffrey’s death, John Milbank, aged 20, took over the running of the company.

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1952

01/01/1952

High tensile wire became available and the manufacture of prestressed concrete floor units commenced. Inverted channel beams and concrete beam and clay pot floors being the initial products. In the following 10 years concrete framed buildings were added to the product range and many agricultural buildings were erected. A double decker bus was purchased and converted in…

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1947

01/01/1947

Geoffrey Milbank patented his design for precast concrete reinforced beams and established Milbank Floors Limited.

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1930

01/01/1930

Geoffrey Milbank developed the Milbank Air Raid Shelter and along with pill boxes many were built during the Second World War.

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1820

01/01/1920

G Milbank & Son was founded at Howe Street near Chelmsford as builders, joiners and undertakers.

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