CGC gains CE marking seal of approval

CGC director David Gray at the steel fabrication division in Paisley
CGC director David Gray at the steel fabrication division in Paisley

Paisley-based CGC Construction is celebrating a milestone in its expansion after winning crucial accreditation for its steel products.

The Renfrewshire business has obtained the ‘CE marking’ which endorses the quality of its fabricated steel. The accreditation means CGC has met rigorous quality requirements in the fabrication of its products.

The development is important in that it opens up new markets for the firm which has seen rapid expansion in the last few years.

CE marking is increasingly a familiar sight on a range of everyday products – most notably electrical goods. It is also a European Union requirement for manufacturers.

The emphasis is on safety of products and their high quality manufacturer with the same rule applying to structural steel products as it does to household items.

Since 2014 it has been extended to the construction industry and has big implications in terms of legal obligations for businesses which undertake steel fabrication.

Director David Gray said: “This is an important step forward for CGC as it will open new doors for us in terms of large scale steel fabrication contracts. It means we are fully compliant with the legal requirements associated with such structural steel manufacture.”

Welcoming the announcement Leo Reilly, managing director of CGC, added: “This is great news for the business and an excellent team effort by all those involved in achieving this accreditation.

“CGC continues to expand in a range of product areas and in various parts of the country including Yorkshire and Devon. It is good that a Scottish company continues to have a major presence in construction not just here but south of the border as well.”

CGC launched a major recruitment drive in recent months hiring “all trades” staff across its construction division to add to its existing 120 staff. The company was formed in 2003 and recently opened a new office in Ayr as a result of contracts won from South Ayrshire Council.

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