Naylor to introduce first sewer solutions to product portfolio

NAYLOR has announced it is expanding the company’s product portfolio with the launch of ‘MetroSewer’ – its first range of sewer solutions.

Developed in response to customer demand and due to become available later this summer, the firm revealed the new range comprises a structured wall pipe system for use in adoptable and non-adoptable foul water sewer applications.

Designed to ensure peace of mind in sewer applications that need to meet the rigorous testing requirements of the water industry, Naylor said MetroSewer ‘significantly exceeds the robust performance standards expected’ in the adoptable sewer market.

The range meets the requirements of both EN 13476-3 and WIS 4-35-01 (Water Industry Specification for thermoplastics structured wall pipes) guaranteeing resistance to internal puncture, water-jetting and the ability to meet longitudinal bending requirements. It is also fully compliant with Sewers for Adoption and Sewers for Scotland requirements.

Other key benefits are described as including the flexibility to tolerate ground movement without damage while withstanding the risk of damage during transport and installation; a high level of chemical resistance to the wide range of substances found in both effluent and contaminated soils, and a smooth bore for good hydraulic performance.

Manufactured from ‘durable, high quality’ polypropylene, the MetroSewer range will comprise plain ended pipes in sizes 150mm, 225mm and 300mm as well as a range of fittings including couplings, bends, junctions, EN1401-1 adaptors, reducers and end caps.  Some products will be manufactured at Naylor’s site in Methil, Fife with the full range being made at the company’s Cawthorne base in Yorkshire.

Jim Crawford, MD of Naylor Scotland, said, “The launch of MetroSewer enables us to fill an important gap in our product portfolio as water companies seek to invest further to prevent pollution and ground contamination. Its development has been driven by customer demand for high quality, robust sewer solutions and the desire to buy the complete range of drainage, duct and sewer products from one local manufacturer in order to simplify the purchasing process, reduce transportation costs and minimise carbon emissions.

“Our investment in manufacturing at Methil means MetroSewer can be manufactured in Scotland which would make us the only company to provide a locally manufactured sewer solution for the Scottish market.  It also underlines our commitment to Scottish manufacturing and to the local communities in which we operate.”

The expansion of Naylor’s product portfolio is part of a strategic growth plan for the business which is backed up by investments in product development, manufacturing capability and production capacity.  The company has also recently refreshed its brand identity to underline that it offers a range of different products, not just drainage, and to reflect the company’s values and aspirations.

Naylor added that more product launches are planned over the next few years to capitalise on growth opportunities in existing and emerging markets such as power transmission and the EV market.   

Jim Crawford stated, “We have ambitious plans for Naylor Scotland which we believe will benefit our customers, employees and local communities. This will also create additional jobs and we have recently just employed a new sales office apprentice and a logistics apprentice. We listen to our customers and want to ensure we invest significantly to not only meet but exceed their expectations via the provision of excellent, local customer service and the development of well designed, high quality products which are engineered for life.”