BEWI Now Heads Up Former JACKON Brands

BEWI, the UK’s largest producer of EPS products for the construction industry, has become the parent company of the leading tile backerboard and construction systems brands JACKOBOARD®, THERMOMUR® and JACKODUR®.

This follows the merger between JACKON and BEWI in October 2022, which now sees BEWI become the owner of the three former JACKON brands.

These brands continue unchanged in their respective markets – and are greatly strengthened under the BEWI umbrella. BEWI is an international provider of packaging, components, and insulation solutions, with an especially strong commitment to sustainability. This is integrated throughout the value chain, from production of raw materials and end goods, to recycling of used products. With a vision to protect people and goods for a better every day, BEWI is leading the change towards a circular economy.

The former JACKON brands are a perfect fit for the company which has this approach to sustainable construction.

JACKOBOARD® is the UK market leader in insulated and waterproof tiling backerboard, which can make a real difference to energy-saving and sustainability in wetroom and bathroom construction. JACKOBOARD® provides tiling solutions Beyond Bathrooms® – with waterproof JACKOBOARD®, there are no limits to the diversity of interior ideas..

THERMOMUR® is an ICF formwork system for walls, comprising a robust pre-formed block with a hollow core manufactured from EPS (Expanded Polystyrene). The core of the block is filled with a concrete pour during construction. The system facilitates fast and easy installation on site and brings all the advantages of very high insulation levels, air tightness, moisture and mould resistance and acoustic insulation.

JACKODUR® is a premium range of XPS insulation solutions for walls and floors, engineered to provide superior thermal performance, which is essential for ensuring energy efficiency and cost savings in residential and commercial buildings.

JACKODUR® ATLAS is an XPS thermal insulation formwork system for floor slabs. It creates a foundation with thermal bridge free insulation and its interlocking system enables fast track installation whilst ensuring complete design flexibility. JACKODUR® ATLAS together with THERMOMUR® are complete building systems specifically designed for the rapid construction of highly energy efficient buildings, with excellent air tightness and acoustic insulation.

Commercial sales across all brands and the Lancashire site, continue to be headed up by Michael Hailwood, Director. External contacts within the commercial team continue as before – Glenn Kiely, Miguel Jaen, Richard Douglas, Mike McCann, Martin Harragan and Scott Hatton, supported by Sara Hopkins and Andy Heathfield. Internal contacts remain the same.

Marketing for this Construction Division will be headed up by Jessica Banks.

“The synergy between our brands and the established BEWI philosophy is very strong, enabling us to take them on to the next stage, as BEWI opens up the possibility of many new and exciting developments in the near future,” says Michael Hailwood.