Helping the NHS where we can!

We are proud to say that in our Hayle factory our Technical Supervisor Ben has been working our 3D printer hard making visor components to donate to the NHS staff working tirelessly to save lives.

Hopefully it will help to show how much we all really appreciate their efforts in this challenging time.


20th March 2020

In response to the extreme risk to health that COVID-19 poses to so many, we have taken the decision that our Sales Representatives should no longer visit customers but will now work from home and will communicate by telephone, email and Skype.


We have taken steps in line with advice given by our Government and Public Health England to mitigate the risk to members of C.A.T. staff and our customers including the regular deep cleaning at timed intervals of our offices and production facilities at our Luton and Hayle sites.


Our sales office is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday to assist with orders and enquiries.

We have extremely good stocks for supply to customers and have in preparation increased stock levels of popular products at our new third stock site in Hertfordshire.


This is a very difficult time for us all and we wish our business partners, customers and suppliers to be safe as we all tread cautiously forward towards brighter times.


On a personal note, I would like to say I am extremely proud of the spirit demonstrated by C.A.T. staff in response to the task ahead as we pull together to continue to provide our customers with our best service to the best of our ability.


We will keep you informed of future developments at C.A.T. 

26th March 2020 - update

We are now operating a skeleton staff and monitoring government advice on safe distancing and continuing with sanitation and deep cleaning procedures already in place for the protection of our staff.

A number of our staff are now working remotely from home, and our sales and accounts team can be contacted at and to deal with our customer's enquiries and payments.

Until further notice, we are not operating a delivery service to construction sites or customers premises.

With Best Regards,

Paul Hayden

Managing Director

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C.A.T. are offering free threshold profiles to our retail customers undergoing or planning on shop makeovers and uplifts.

This includes our most popular range of finishes The Designer Home Collection!

To discuss your renovation needs please contact our sales office on 01582 561500, email or speak to your area representative today.

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To support the increasing demand for C.A.T. expansion and movement joint products we have commissioned another new extrusion line in our plastics and R&D facility.

C.A.T.'s general manager in Cornwall Joe Higgins advises that the new line will assist in reducing production lead times and provide extra capacity to develop new sections.

The cornish factory produces over 250 profile combinations in PVC, uPVC and other compounds.

A bespoke 3D modelling service is available to customers for prototype profiles in high resolution down to 50 microns in a range of materials and colours.

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As part of the continued investment in our Cornish Factory, we are installing in the new sample department a state of the art computerised automatic saw and deburring system.

In our Hayle sample department, we produce display cards, sample boxes and a number of different types of marketing support material as well as individual customer sample requests each day for distribution throughout the U.K. and worldwide.

This new machinery investment will make a significant increase to sample productivity and ensure that the samples that customers receive are always to the high-quality C.A.T. standard.

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C.A.T. are very pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Smith.


Ben started his career working alongside his father who was a self-employed carpenter/joiner/furniture maker in the building trade. He then discovered manufacturing, working in PU film extrusion, specialist composite materials for the rail industry, and most recently has gained 8 years experience working in the profile and extrusion industry. His skill set includes CNC machining, manual machining, 2d CAD design, 3d modelling, 3d printing, process improvement, and machine/jig design.

Ben is very much looking forward to the creative opportunities ahead of him and particularly the technical challenges.


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C.A.T. are very pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Russell.


Rob will be joining C.A.T. in September 2018 as a Technical Sales Surveyor.

He brings a wealth of knowledge having started his career as an apprentice carpet fitter in his teens and then becoming a contracts manager for various large flooring contractors.

Rob is looking forward to his new role within the company and the new challenges he may face.


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Recently retired from C.A.T. and now a consultant for us David Harborne cycled Ride London to raise over £1500 with his brother-in-law Kevin Grainger for the Rennie Grove Hospice Care charity.


A big well done to David and Kevin who completed the ride in the worst weather conditions.

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David Harborne our Technical Manager has retired from C.A.T. after twenty-seven years with the company.


David started in the flooring industry over forty years ago in retail sales before joining Ferodo as a salesman in the 1980's and then C.A.T. in 1991.


He has been a great ambassador for the company and has made many friends over the years.


David will remain a consultant with C.A.T. and plans to spend his retirement climbing, diving, cycling, golfing and travelling along with other interests he has if he can fit them all in.

We all wish him a long and happy retirement.

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