Global distributors

Fast-Form Systems is committed to supplying its products, services and acclaimed benefits worldwide through a growing network of international distributors. In a world where reduced environmental impact, cost efficiency, speed and safety are key requirements in today’s construction industry, Fast-Form Systems stands out as a leader in formwork solutions. To help shape the world, please connect with your nearest distributor.

Fast Form Systems welcomes new enquiries on distribution opportunities. Please contact us directly at our UK offices.

Fast-Form Systems is Distributed exclusively in the USA & Canada via CSG (Construction Supply Group) and also via two independent dealers in Oklahoma: Maxwell Supply and in Philadelphia: Vimco Inc, for a full list of CSG locations see: https://www.constructionsupplygroup.com/where-we-are

Fast Form distributors

USA

For all General USA & Canada Enquiries:

Josh Hedden – CSG Western Division Rental Manager
O: 916-361-1300 F: 916-438-1845 C: 916-475-2375
jhedden@spec-west.com

For all Oklahoma, USA Enquiries:

Toll Free 800-365-3388
http://www.maxokc.com/contact-us

For all Philadelphia, USA Enquiries:

Toll Free 800-GO-VIMCO
https://www.vimcoinc.com/

Please click the map on the right to locate your nearest distributor.

UK

For all General UK Enquiries:

Email – info@fastformsystems.com

South
+44 (0)203 5071 832 or +44 (0)203 5071 833 or +44 (0)203 5071 834

North
+44 (0)1472 488660 or +44 (0)1472 435640 or +44 (0)1472 488230

Grimsby Delivery Depot
+44 (0)1472 488230

New Zealand and Australia

For all New Zealand and Australia Enquiries:

Head Office: Christchurch, New Zealand
Toll free: 0800 422 692
Phone: +64 3 343 4254
Fax: +64 3 343 4237General Enquiries: info@canzac.com

Australia

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.


Canada

Alberta

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



British Columbia

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Greater Vancouver

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Manitoba

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Ontario

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Saskatchewan

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.


New Zealand

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.


United Kingdom

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.


United States of America

Arizona

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Arkansas

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



California

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Colorado

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Florida

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Georgia

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Illinois

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Indiana

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Iowa

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Kansas

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Kentucky

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Louisiana

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Maryland

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Michigan

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Minnesota

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Mississippi

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Missouri

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Nebraska

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Nevada

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



New Mexico

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



North Dakota

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Ohio

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Oklahoma

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Pennsylvania

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



South Dakota

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Tennessee

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Texas

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Utah

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

Brochure


It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.



Wisconsin

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

Update from Fast-Form Systems: 30 March

As we continue to face these challenging times, we’d like to assure you that we are still operating business as usual, although most of our administrative and office-based staff are now working remotely in-line with Government advice and to help keep our colleagues safe.

Our team are still available to discuss your sales, design and delivery enquiries, and our accounts and export teams are on hand in you need to discuss anything with us.

For all sales, quotes, accounts or any queries on delivery and collections contact:

Kiel on 07912 657339 or Stewart on 07572 257829.

For all design queries on existing jobs or quotes contact:

Tom on 07749 976393 or Matt on 07957 771461

For export sales and all other enquiries contact

Managing Director, Tony White on 07930 953969

Don’t forget that you can also still email the team at info@fastformsystems.com and we will be happy to help.


Update from Fast-Form Systems

An update from Fast-Form Systems: 24 March 2020

As we are all aware, construction is key to maintaining the infrastructure of our country and we sincerely hope your business is not suffering during this challenging time. We’d like to assure you that Fast-Form Systems is operating as usual and is keen to help support you and your business – we are still offering our services and undertaking deliveries around the UK via our own fleet of trucks.

However, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have implemented additional, strict procedures to protect our staff and clients. The majority of our administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our warehouse staff and delivery drivers are using strict distancing and hygiene measures. We are continually monitoring our processes and adapting accordingly.

Don’t panic buy, listen to Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable, be considerate and let us all pull together and keep construction sites working where possible.

Tony White,
Fast-Form Systems Ltd, Managing Director

 

 

 


19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

19 March 2020: A message from Fast-Form Systems

The team at Fast-Form Systems would like to assure all our customers, suppliers and colleagues that we are open for business as usual.

As of today there are no confirmed cases in our region, but we have taken steps to implement a number of additional hygiene and safety measures to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible while still undertaking a business as usual approach. Some of these new safety measures include, reducing all non-essential travel and cutting back on job site visits while continuing to deliver our systems across the UK.

We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep updating our procedures as we continue to support our clients and keep the construction industry working.

Please don’t panic buy, listen to official Government advice, help the elderly and vulnerable where possible, be considerate and let’s all pull together! Above all, stay safe, take care and let’s keep the country building.

Tony White
Managing Director, Fast-Form Systems Ltd


Fast-Form Systems presence grows within key US markets

Following on from Fast-Form Systems exhibiting at World of Concrete – a Las Vegas-based international concrete and masonry show – in February, alongside Construction Supply Group (CSG), the company is pleased to announce the first confirmation of several proposed new business orders.

Spec-West Concrete Systems has confirmed an order for an additional $50,000 of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork products to add its growing rental fleet. This latest order boosts its stock of Fast-Form rental fleet to (approx.) $1.3m as Fast-Form Systems’ reputation for lightweight, durable products that deliver a high standard of finish continues to grow market share in the formwork rental market of California.

Spec-West is part of Construction Supply Group, the exclusive USA and Canada distributor of Fast-Form Systems. This productive partnership’s results are projected to grow further as a result of a proposed series of FFS roadshows to CSG (Western) regional depots across the US and Canada. More news on these exciting projects soon. In the meantime…

Fast-Form Systems is to exhibit at a major UK industry show. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


World of Concrete Show delivers for Fast-Form Systems & CSG

The first week of February proved to be a hectic but successful time for Fast-Form Systems. As well as fulfilling increased orders and working on new projects, the company exhibited at World of Concrete (WoC), a Las Vegas-based international trade show dedicated to world-wide concrete and masonry industries.

Promotion of the Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems at the four-day (4-7 Feb) event was expertly undertaken by Construction Supply Group (CSG), distributor for Fast-Form products across USA and Canada. The exhibiting CSG team members also played host to visiting FFS UK personnel Tony White, Managing Director, and Stewart Wright, Commercial Director.

Once again, WoC proved to be beneficial to both CSG and Fast-Form Systems, with strong product enquiries from within the US and Canadian construction markets, plus new business interest from South American companies. Equally as important were the numerous discussions with key staff from CSG’s increasing portfolio of construction-led companies.

On his return to the UK office, Tony White was obviously happy with the outcome of attending WoC. “We met a lot of the CSG Group construction hire and sales companies and it soon became apparent they were keen to add Fast-Form™ formwork systems and products to their hire fleets. As CSG has the exclusive US and Canada distribution rights for our products, it is proving to be an interesting time for us.

Of course, developing new links takes time and will start with a series of roadshows across the US and Canada in April this year. Joshua Hedden, Rental Director for CSG Western, is lead on this project and he and I will give full product presentations to regional depots. The next phase will be rolling out stock to the new outlets.”

Fast-Form Systems are now preparing for its next industry show, which is a little closer to its home base of Grimsby, Humberside. The UK Concrete Show takes place 25-26 March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.


Fast-Form Systems & CSG to exhibit at World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Fast-Form Systems is pleased to announce its attendance at World of Concrete (WoC) – the international show geared specifically to the concrete and masonry industries. WoC takes place between 4-7 February 2020 at the impressive Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Fast-Form Systems, in partnership with its US distributor Construction Supply Group (CSG), which owns a portfolio of over 19 companies throughout the US and Canada and has over 120 locations, will exhibit a wide range of Fast-Form™ lightweight formwork systems that offer an alternative to Lumber and traditional panel systems, including Fast-Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, and Fast-Form™ Road Form products. Experienced team staff will also be on hand to deliver visitors precise product information – find us in North Hall, Exhibit Booth N2013.

World of Concrete is recognised by both Fast-Form Systems and CSG as an important portal to showcase and extend product awareness to concrete and masonry professionals across the globe. WoC will open with 1,000-plus exhibitors taking command of 700,000 net square feet of exhibition space.

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It starts with a Spark

“The funding has given us an 18 month head start on our R&D, resulting in new jobs.”

We applied for the SparkFund Low Carbon R&D grant for our unique doorway form system. We specialise in form work systems which hold concrete in place, and we manufacture, sell and rent those systems around the world.
The support and funding we’ve received from SparkFund has helped us increase staffing levels with the expectation of increased revenue and profits for the business in the near future. The funding has given us about an 18 month head start on where we would have been if we hadn’t had the grant available.

If you’re an ambitious SME based in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region, looking to invest in your business then SparkFund have a range of match-funding grants. Contact them directly at spark-fund.co.uk and watch my video for the full story.


NPIF – Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast Form

Specialist formwork manufacturer secures funding to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create jobs in the Humber

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast Form Systems Limited (“Fast Form”).

The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

Fast-Form is a range of systems used in the construction industry to hold in place concrete and/or reinforced concrete structures. The systems are unique in that they can be adapted to many different applications; none of the existing systems are able to provide all of the applications of Fast-Form. Its products are quick and easy to implement and, being relatively light-weight, can be moved and assembled without the need for machinery, making them far more cost effective. In addition, compared to more traditional methods of formwork such as timber, which is non-reusable. Fast-Form, with its considerably smaller carbon-footprint is able to partially address a significant and growing issue in the sector.

Construction contributes over £110bn to the UK economy alone and, with the UK government committing £50bn to HS2 rail, £35bn to infrastructure alongside a growing housing market, a spike in the market appears imminent. The U.S. construction industry, a key growth market for Fast-Form, is among the world’s largest, with total construction spending increasing by 1.1% year on year, reaching $1,096.6bn annually.

The business is run by highly experienced Managing Director, Tony White, who established the company in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in reinforced concrete construction, specifically in formwork. Chairman, Dr David Bramwell, has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Business Management and Systems and has many years’ experience holding Non-Executive positions in several companies.

Tony White, Managing Director of Fast Form, said: “This latest investment represents our next step in the growth of the business in the UK and also in our growing export markets. The fact we are a British manufacturer and exporter is something we are very proud of and we look forward to growing our business here in the UK and also in the USA where we are making inroads into a booming market. We have also taken distributors in New Zealand and Barbados in 2019 and hope to expand Fast Form Worldwide.”

Dave Furlong, Investment Director at Maven said: “Fast-Form is one of the only full-service systems in the construction industry providing a cost-effective solution for contractors and helping to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint. Tony is a highly experienced formwork specialist and has grown the company, which now supports an impressive client base. We look forward to working with the team as they embark on an exciting new growth phase.”

Phil Glover Business Development Manager at the Humber LEP added “We are delighted to see Fast Form Systems Ltd receive investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Fast Form is one of the fastest growing companies in Grimsby. They are an SME setting an excellent example of how to break into overseas markets by introducing new innovative products to the building industry and in so doing, minimise construction times whilst reducing site waste.”

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.


BAUMA

‘Show season’ is now well underway for the construction industry. So far this year we’ve already exhibited at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas and the UK Concrete Show in the West Midlands, and we’re now gearing up for the world’s leading construction trade fair, BAUMA, on 8-14 April.

BAUMA has taken place in Germany every three years since the inaugural event in 1954. Now held at the Messe München exhibition centre in Riem, the event attracts thousands of exhibitors of construction and related products – manufacturers from all over the world use BAUMA to launch their latest innovations and important developments.

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s BAUMA as it gives us a fantastic platform to help us expand our distribution network in Germany – and the wider European market. If you’re heading to BAUMA this year and are interested in finding out more about the Fast-Form range of formwork systems, please come and visit us at Hall B3, stand 122. See you there!


We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re proud to have been announced as one of three finalists for the North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. The award, sponsored by North East Lincolnshire Council, recognises companies that have demonstrated a recognisable contribution to the local economy and success of our region.

This award shortlist is particularly meaningful for us as we’ve always been committed to supporting and strengthening the local economy since the inception of Fast-Form Systems in 2013. Despite continued growth, we’ve remained focused on that as part of our core values and we are committed to creating ever more value to the local economy in terms of both employment and finance as the business grows and develops.

The award winner will be announced at a Gala Presentation and Dinner on 17th May at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Building better with bigger savings

With the global focus and pressure on emissions and the environment continuing to grow, Fast-Form™ is well placed to support businesses that are keen to build better and reduce their carbon footprint.

Independent tests have demonstrated that using Fast-Form™ versus traditional formwork systems can reduce the carbon footprint by 60-100%. Plus, companies using the products can expect to save between 50% and 60% in time and costs.

As a new initiative in 2019, Fast-Form Systems are issuing every customer who uses their products with a Carbon Savings Certificate to demonstrate the improved efficiency achieved.

Get in touch with the team to find out more or to request a quote for your project.


UK Concrete growth continues

As keen supporters of Made in Britain and local manufacturing, we’ve always been advocates of the UK Concrete show. While on a totally different scale to World of Concrete or BAUMA, it is highly targeted at the domestic concrete industry and we were pleased to see this year that the specialist focus is delivering success.

We spoke to a range of existing and potential customers over the two days at the Birmingham NEC-based show and received positive feedback around the system on display as well as questions about the savings that can be made using our systems, both financially and in terms of efficiency.

This year’s attendance yielded six project enquiries for potential orders of Fast Form™ products within a week of exhibiting and a further 12 opportunities to follow-up on.

View our UK brochure here or contact the team for enquiries and quotes on domestic construction projects of all sizes.


World of opportunities in Vegas!

This year saw us exhibit for the first time ever at the huge World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. We attended in partnership with our US distributor, Spec West, and were impressed by the level and scope of opportunities presented by the American market for Fast Form Systems.

The US construction industry is showing particular interest in the Fast Form™ bracket system used for slab and beams up to 1.8m and also for specialist applications, such as Sheet Pile Capping Systems, which is widely used in reconstructing flood defence systems. And, as with the UK, the Fast Form™ wall system for wall heights from 1.8m to over 6.4m is also extremely popular as are the Fast Form™ Road Form products for roads, paving and slabs below 400mm.

Existing demand, coupled with the high footfall and interest in Fast Form™ products at our World of Concrete exhibition stand gave Spec-West, the confidence to place an order to purchase an additional $630,000 worth of stock.

View our US brochure here or contact us for distributor opportunities in other markets.


CS Constuction put Fast-Form to the test

Recently CS Construction reinforced a concrete pit using the Fast-Form™ Bracket and Fast-Form™ Wall System.

The video below illustrates how easy it is to assemble the Fast-Form products and demonstrates how this project was completed faster, safer, greener and sustainable.

If you wish to purchase or hire wall formwork you can enquire or request a quote here.

 


Leisure Centre and Swimming Pools Scarborough

Fast Form have provided wall and base shutters for the stunning new Swimming pools at Scarborough leisure centre, a combination of straight and curved walls and bases all requiring first class finishes. Fast Form’s ability to be installed by hand has meant that tens of thousands of £’s has been saved on craneage alone and it was the ideal system inside where a crane could not reach. There has also been a dramatic cut in the Carbon footprint of around 60% compared to other traditional systems.


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